Award Year: 2013

Peters Township Middle School

625 East McMurray Road
McMurray, PA, 15317-3497

(724) 941-2688

Robert Freado Ed.D., Principal at time of Nomination

Peters Township School District

School Website


Peters Township Middle School encourages and supports students as they strive towards excellence in Achievement, Character and Community.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

A culture of engaging students and families is evident at Peters Township Middle School, from the school motto and touchstone, to the daily routines of the school, to its structure and organization. True to its pursuit of Achievement, Character and Community, the School’s master schedule and school calendar are structured to engage all members of our school community.

A school that houses more than 650 seventh and eighth grade students, PTMS is driven by traditional principles that reflect its commitment to addressing the unique needs of middle school students; understanding that this is best achieved through a community initiative rather than working in isolation. Students are assigned to teams of core subject teachers that address student needs, enhance communication with parents, and advocate for their students through collaboration with special area teachers, counselors, principals and other support personnel. All parents are engaged throughout the school year as a key component of our successful academic pursuits.

The master schedule provides for a homeroom period, during which students and teachers engage in character education, intramural sports, and academic and community building activities. The school and PTA work in partnership to promote service projects, school fundraisers and other activities through homeroom. Through their role in planning and implementing school events, our parents profoundly benefit everything from our field trips to our academic clubs. Parents participate in our “Community Chat” which was created to provide an environment where students, faculty, and parents can communicate their visions for a successful middle school environment. They also serve on curriculum and other advisory committees. Our vision is for all voices to be included, contributing to the larger educational dialogue.