Award Year: 2015

Radnor Middle School

150 Louella Avenue
Wayne, PA, 19087-4121

(610) 386-6300

Mrs. Esther M. Purnell, Principal at time of Nomination

Radnor Township School District

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From school to the world, preparing the hearts, minds, and spirits of all students for future success.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 75%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 15%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • ELL: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Opening Day Pep Rally for all RMS Students and Staff

Opening Day Pep Rally for all RMS Students and Staff

Radnor Middle School is committed to the intellectual, emotional, aesthetic, physical, and social development of all students in a safe environment of intellectual rigor, responsible risk-taking, and individuality. The school is further committed to building a sense of community by encouraging respect and service to others, recognizing the unique needs of emerging adolescents, and teaching students to persevere and achieve, to assume responsibility and to become involved in their own learning.

Radnor Middle School pursues these commitments under the school vision: “From school to the world, preparing the hearts, minds and spirits of all students for future success." This motto reflects the overall mission of Radnor Township School District: “To inspire in all students the love of learning and creating and to empower them to discover and pursue their individual passions with knowledge, confidence, and caring to shape the future.”

Radnor Middle School’s nationally recognized curricular programs, such as Watershed, which integrates skills and concepts around the study of a local watershed through a combination of classroom activities and site visits, and its core academic subjects join a full roster of extracurricular activities to foster student learning, maturation and success.

At Radnor Middle School, students continue to develop respect for themselves while respecting the rights of others. Cooperation with others in the school community is a shared responsibility. Older students are role models for younger students. Students leave Radnor Middle School able to view themselves as members of a community unified by understanding and respect for individual differences.