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Our Mission

Arbutus Middle School embraces the challenge of ensuring success for every student. We strive to create opportunities for all students to experience academic, personal, civic, social, and vocational growth. We work together as a school community to provide a visibly safe, disciplined, inviting, and nurturing environment. At Arbutus Middle School, we believe that middle school is a time when students grow as creative and critical thinkers. Our mission is to help our students develop into life-long, 21st century learners.

OUR Vision

Arbutus Middle School students will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to reach their potential as middle level learners and be prepared to participate in their high schools and communities as responsible and productive 21st century learners and citizens.


Online Payments For North Bay
6th grade parents can now pay for the North Bay field trip with our online payment system.  Click Here for instructions on how to get to the online portal and make a payment. A complete user guide which includes step-by-step screenshots is also available for your reference by clicking here.  This online system will eventually be used to pay for all field trips, gym uniforms, and other school obligations.  *Please note that there is a small handling fee for using this service and it is calculated as a percentage of the total cost.          
BCPSOne Access For Parents/Guardians
Parents who wish to set up for their MyBCPS Account so they can track their child's grades can contact Mr. Whitby at to request a Parent Verification Code.  Further BCPSOne support for parents can be found at
 Microsoft Office 365 - Current BCPS Students and their families are eligible to download up to 5 copies of Microsoft Office 365 on personally owned devices.  See this Parent Information Letter for more details.  Also, see this step-by-step guide for detailed installation instructions.
 Low-Cost High-Speed Internet from Comcast
If your child is eligible for the National School Lunch Program, you may qualify for home internet access for as low as $9.95 a month from Comast.  Click here to access an information flyer about the program and to find out how to apply.  
AMS TV Studio -Our brand new AMS TV Studio is up and running.  Click Here to access our AMS Youtube Channel and to watch the same morning announcements that the students watch.  Just another way to stay informed about what is happening at AMS :)
 AMS Emergency Procedures
To provide for the safety, security and well-being of students, staff, parents and community members during emergency situations, we have established procedures and routines which we practice throughout the school year, including evacuations, as well as emergencies that may occur within the building (fire drills, lock-downs, severe weather drills, rally point drills). The school has also established an emergency team, of which members address when necessary triage and communication to those outside of the school to inform parents and secure the needed support in the event of an emergency. Should students be evacuated for an extended amount of time, we will convene at Arbutus United Methodist Church or Arbutus Elementary School, dependent on the length of the emergency.  In any case, a call will be placed to families of students of where to pick-up students.  Please be sure to have proper identification to pick-up students.

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Click the image above to link your Giant Card to Arbutus Middle.  Our school number with Giant is 01547.