A new middle school was proposed during the 1990's due to overcrowding at Arthur Rann Middle School. The referendum to build the school was approved by the voters of Galloway Township in October 1997. Galloway Township Middle School officially opened on February 22, 2000.
The Galloway Township Middle School community of educators, students, and parents is dedicated to providing the most appropriate educational experiences and opportunities necessary to enable all students to develop their potential within the framework of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. We serve as the bridge between childhood and young adulthood by strengthening and broadening the foundation built in elementary school and preparing students for their transition to high school. The professional staff seeks to create an uparalled level of excellence as active participants in the educational network. Our mission is to develop students a respect for learning and the life skills required to contribute positively as citizens in a diverse and technological world.
Statement of Philosophy
The Galloway Township Middle School bases its educational programs and practices on the belief that all children can learn and actively contribute toward their own education. We seek to address the whole child as a member of a family community and world society, with a focus on the developmentally appropriate academic, social, emotional, and physical attributes and needs of the adolescent. Our curriculum serves to build and integrate proficiencies in the areas of communication arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education/health, arts/humanities, and technology through independent, cooperative, and interdisciplinary approaches. Emphasis is placed on assisting students in: discovering interests, talents, and abilities; maturing in self-discipline; strengthening self-esteem; learning effective study skills; enhancing personal wellness, physical fitness, and leisure time usage; and developing skills of leadership and cooperation. While learning in a safe, secure environment with clearly communicated and shared expectations, students can meet the challenge of growing toward maturity and success during middle school, the high school level, and beyond.