Pennridge Central

    Be Safe •Be Respectful •Be Responsible


    Dear Central Families, 


    Pennridge Central first opened its’ doors in the fall of 1998.  Over the years Central has exemplified the Pennridge motto of Proud, Principled, and Prepared.  As one of three middle schools in the district, Central prides itself on providing a safe yet challenging environment, with a deep understanding of adolescent learners.  In an effort to demonstrate this understanding, Central students are exposed to academic experiences that mirror current best practices and have various opportunities to show their strengths in the classroom as well as in our athletic and extra-curricular programs. 


    I continue to be impressed by the high levels of excitement and eagerness of our students as well as the genuine warmth and commitment of our highly qualified staff.  It is this energy of our middle-level learners and teachers that drives my work. 


    I remain committed to honoring what we do well and reflect on that which we can do better as we strive to unlock every child’s potential. 












    Dr. Christina Cortellessa

    Central Middle School Principal