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Berlin Intermediate School

Berlin Intermediate School (BIS), located in Berlin, Maryland, accommodates students from farms, small towns, and the large summer resort of Ocean City. Our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students are members of academic teams: Dolphins, Barracudas, Sharks, Marlins, Sailfish and Terrapins. As a result of our environmental initiatives, our school has been recognized by the Governor as a model Maryland Green School. BIS received the top award for Energy Efficiency in the county in 2013. BIS, an Arts Immersion School, has been recognized as a Kennedy Center National School of Excellence in Arts Education. Over 20 after school clubs are offered to all students. An After School Academy provides academic and arts programs for our 4th, 5th and 6th grade students. The students in our performing arts programs present musicals at least two times a year. Our school motto is "Believe, Imagine, Succeed."

School Profile

Mission Statement

The mission of Worcester County Northern Schools, a diverse and growing community, is to provide a rigorous, sequential, and balanced curriculum for all students to become responsible life-long learners. This will be accomplished through instructional excellence in partnership with family and community in a safe, caring, and well-maintained environment. We will recognize the uniqueness of each student's role as a productive citizen in an ever-changing world.

School Highlights and Awards

Fifth Grade Festival Orchestra received a superior rating at the Eastern Shore Orchestra's District IV Festival, Kelly Thaw and Amanda Senter received the PDS Mentor Teacher Award from Salisbury University, Governor's Green School 2009, MSPAP Recognition for Improved Scores 2006-2009, Destination Imagination World Finalists, Arts Immersion School since 2004, Mid-Atlantic Gold Leaf Award, 2005 Accreditation for Growth set by the Middle States Association, 2012 Reaccreditation for Growth, AEMS Creative Ticket School of Excellence Award 2007, Kennedy Center National School of Distinction in Arts Education 2008, Pam Massey selected as a Maryland State Master Teacher at the Educators Effectiveness Academy from 2011-2013, Met AMO for MSA in all areas for 2012-2013, 95% of BIS students scored Proficient or Advanced on 2013 MSA Reading. 92% of BIS students scored Proficient or Advanced on 2013 MSA Math. PBIS Gold School Recognition 2010, 2011, Maryland Governor's Model Green School 2010-11, 10-year Award Winner of Maryland State PLANT Award, Rhonda Walsh named a Maryland State Service Learning Fellow, PDS Partnership with Salisbury University, Two National Board Certified Teachers.

Special Programs

Performing Arts Productions, 4th, 5th & 6th Grade After School Academy, Over 20 After School Clubs, It's All About Attitude Character Education Program, PBIS Positive Incentive Program, Soup Bowl Project.

Arts Immersion School

Learning is enhanced when the arts are infused into curriculum in ways that are natural and relevant.

After School Programs

4th, 5th & 6th Grade After School Academy, Over 20 After School Clubs (grs. 4-6), "Just For Boys" (grs. 4-5), "Just For Girls" (grade 6). Over 48% of the student population participate in over 50 After School Academy offerings.

Parent Involvement Opportunities

Volunteer Program, PTA, Club Advisors, Mentoring Program, SIAC, AFG


Mr. Thomas Sites
Assistant Principals
Mrs. Julie Smith and Extended School Administrator Sharon Smith
Guidance Counselors
Mrs. Michelle Bankert and Mr. Aaron Call
309 Franklin Ave.

Berlin, MD 21811

Grade 4 through Grade 6
School Day
Begins at 7:50 AM; Ends at 2:25 PM
725 students
63 Teachers, 16 Educational Assistants, 5 Food Services, 2 Nurses, 3 Secretaries, 7 Custodians, 1 Tech Coach
School Built
Total Size
Portable Classrooms
18 acres
Teacher to Student Ratio