Welcome to Gunning Bedford!

Gunning Bedford Middle School’s educational program strongly emphasizes the mastery of academic skills so that students can gather and process information, think critically, solve problems, and express ideas. The relevance of our academic program ensures exposure to the skills and knowledge necessary to meet or exceed the standards as well as to live a rewarding and contributing adult life. Gunning Bedford Middle School is divided by grades into teams. This arrangement reduces a large school into three grades of small teams to guarantee that students remain individuals rather than numbers. Staff Centers led by a building administrator and a guidance counselor handle the supervision, guidance, and discipline of students at each grade level. Sixth grade offices are located in the South Staff Center, seventh grade in the Main Office, and eighth grade in the North Staff Center. Teams of teachers in each grade are responsible for teaching reading, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and science. Exploratory Arts classes such as physical education, visual art, three dimensional art, consumer education, communication arts, band, chorus, music, and computers are taught outside the core academic areas. The Gunning Bedford staff are extremely proud of their students. Our successful students come to school with a positive attitude toward learning and a commitment to hard work and excellence.


Summer Reading Fun and Challenge

It’s not too late! We invite you to learn more about the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at scholastic.com/summer. If your child would like to participate, he/she should contact Ms. Citino at ellen.citino@colonial.k12.de.us to sign up and receive an individual username and password (rising grade 6 parents can email Ms. Citino for a username and password too).

Have Fun With Math This Summer

Gunning Bedford MS and Dreambox Learning Math have adaptive and engaging activities for a summer of learning, fun, and challenges. Follow this link to learn more about the 2016 Dreambox Learning Math Summer Initiative now.

Wilmington Blue Rocks Night with GBMS

Celebrate a year of great learning and fun with the Wilmington Blue Rocks!  come out to the ballpark and enjoy a fun night with family and friends.  Bring you camera to grab a shot of the GBMS Band and Chorus performing the National Anthem. Payments are due to the...

5th Annual Community Education & Health Fair

The 5th Annual Community Education & Health Fair will be Saturday March 12 from 10 am to 2pm at William Penn High School.  This years theme is “The War on Drugs: Are you prepared for the fight? The keynote speaker is Domenica Personti.  She is the Director...