The Upper Merion Area School District
serves Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Bridgeport, Pennsylvania
Bridgeport is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 18 miles north of Philadelphia on the Schuylkill River. The old-time industries were paper, flour, cotton, and woolen mills, steel works, brickyards, etc. Bridgeport is six miles east of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania...
, and West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
West Conshohocken is a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,462 in 1880; 2,482 in 1950; 1,516 in 1980; 1,294 in 1990; and 1,320 at the 2010 census....
. It consists of six schools.
- Upper Merion Area High School
Upper Merion Area High School is a high school of the Upper Merion Area School District located at 435 Crossfield Road in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania....
- Upper Merion Area Middle School (grades 5-8)
- Bridgeport Elementary School (grades K-4)
- Caley Road Elementary School (grades K-4)
- Candlebrook Elementary School (grades K-4)
- Roberts Elementary School (grades K-4)
The mascot for the Upper Merion Area Middle School and High School is the Viking
The term Viking is customarily used to refer to the Norse explorers, warriors, merchants, and pirates who raided, traded, explored and settled in wide areas of Europe, Asia and the North Atlantic islands from the late 8th to the mid-11th century.These Norsemen used their famed longships to...
. School colors are Gold and Navy Blue. The mascot for Caley Road Elementary School is the Cougar. The mascot for Roberts Elementary School is the Raccoon
Procyon is a genus of nocturnal mammals, comprising three species commonly known as raccoons, in the family Procyonidae. The most familiar species, the common raccoon , is often known simply as "the" raccoon, as the two other raccoon species in the genus are native only to the tropics and are...
. The mascot for Candlebrook Elementary school is the Cub
A cub is the young of certain large predatory animals such as bears, lions, wolves, and big cats; analogous to a domestic puppy or kittenCub may refer to:* Cub, a member of Cub Scouts* Cub player, a member of certain sports teams, e.g...
. The mascot for Bridgeport Elementary school is the Bear
Bears are mammals of the family Ursidae. Bears are classified as caniforms, or doglike carnivorans, with the pinnipeds being their closest living relatives. Although there are only eight living species of bear, they are widespread, appearing in a wide variety of habitats throughout the Northern...
. A new middle school was completed in 2006, as part of the district's plan to replace most school buildings. Three of the four Elementary Schools have been rebuilt since 2000: Candlebrook, Bridgeport, and Roberts Elementary.
The mission of the Upper Merion Area School District is to inspire excellence in every student, every day.