Principal's Message

Matthew Barbosa


I am pleased to welcome you to Branchburg Central Middle School. Our school is a wonderful place for students to develop academically, socially and emotionally. Housed in a state-of-the-art facility, BCMS offers a rigorous curriculum delivered by a highly talented and committed staff.

I encourage students to take full advantage of their middle school years as a time to explore interests, strengthen understandings and foster relationships. We offer an array of electives known as “encore subjects” that include technology, art and music. Students are able to participate in a wide variety of interscholastic sports, band, chorus and other extra-curricular activities.

Each grade level and its staff are broken down into two teams. By dividing each grade level into teams, students and teachers interact more frequently and have more opportunities to develop relationships. The team approach also enhances communication with parents by providing opportunities for parents to attend meetings with all their child’s teachers. Team members also meet as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) to clarify answers to three essential questions: 1) What do we want students to learn? 2) How will we know when they have learned it? and 3) What will the school do when they learn it or if they do not?

BCMS enjoys strong support from the school community. The Parent Teacher Organization, Branchburg Education Foundation, Rotary Club, Branchburg Recreation Department and Branchburg Police Department are just a few of the community groups that support our students and staff through contributions and partnerships with the school.

I am committed to making Branchburg Central Middle School the best school possible. I welcome your ideas, input and collaboration as we work to make the middle school years productive, enjoyable and rewarding.


Mr. Matthew Barbosa


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