About Us

Beechwood Middle School (BMS) is committed to fulfilling the vision and mission of Lexington County School District One to empower each child to design the future and cultivate a caring community where ALL learners are extraordinary communicators, collaborators, creators and critical thinkers.

  1. All students, regardless of circumstances, advance on time, prepared to graduate and ready to enter college, the military or industry with certification.  

BMS will open its doors as an International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) candidate school with a focus on computer science essentials in partnership with Code to the Future.  The rigorous, inquiry-based, global and holistic course of study will prepare students for any of Lexington District One’s multiple college and career readiness pathways.

  1. Teaching and learning develop power skills in all students.

Through the IB’s Approaches to Learning skills and Learner Profile traits and an experiential curriculum that includes exploratory course offerings in the areas of design, arts and physical education, BMS will cultivate the real-world connection and application of skills to guarantee continuous relevant learning.

  1. Our schools are service-oriented centers of learning, committed to family and community partnerships.

IB service learning, culminating in the eighth-grade community project, enables Beechwood to function as a service-oriented center of learning which builds strong family and community partnerships.  Students are empowered to research significant local and global issues and take action, resulting in young people who are creative and reflective citizens.

  1. Every adult will be equipped with the skills and resources necessary to advocate for and ensure the success of all students.

BMS believes that relationships are at the core of student success. Consequently, students will be provided with a teacher advocate to support them on their learning path and design units of study that develop perseverance, critical thinking, and the ability to communicate and collaborate toward a common goal.