About BwCCS2 Middle School

Beginning with Children Charter School 2 (BwCCS 2) is a nurturing community that fosters a love of learning and the development of character for students in grades K-12. 

BwCCS 2 is honored to have been recognized as a New York State High Performing Reward School

Get to Know Us

Meet some of our staff, and learn about our educational approach and school community!

Meet the Principals

Eloise Cummings

BWCCS2 is more than just school. We’re a holistic community built on a foundation of love. Our students cultivate a deep sense of ownership and responsibility for themselves, their families and our community.

Edwin Santiago II​

At BwCCS 2 Middle, we believe in establishing a school family where everyone has a sense of belonging. Our overarching goal is to create a collaborative community that prepares the whole child for a life of leadership and service beyond the classroom.

A MESSAGE FROM OUR CO-PRINCIPALS​

At the Middle School level, we know that students are beginning to establish their confidence and identity. We are here to help them during this transitional period. At BwCCS 2 we have created an environment of caring, understanding, and respect for one and all.

We want our students to be prepared for their future, determined to succeed, inquisitive about all aspects of life, show respect for themselves and others, and enjoy the processes of learning. We want our children to be passionate about making our school, our city, and our world a better place that respects the differences that make us unique while also acknowledging the many elements that make us the same.

BwCCS 2 has had a strong track record of academic success since opening in 2012. Most notably, we were recognized as a New York State High Performing Reward School for outstanding achievement in Math and English Language Arts, one of only 63 New York City schools — out of nearly 2,000! — to receive this prestigious distinction.

We believe that it takes a village to take care of and raise our children and create a loving and caring atmosphere for them. We have strong ties with our families and community. We firmly believe that we are teammates in the education of each and every child, and we remain thankful that we have such a committed group of parents, families, teachers, and staff who will do whatever it takes to support our school community.

Our doors are always open for a tour and a conversation. We can’t wait to meet you!

Best Regards,

Edwin Santiago II & Eloise Cummings
Co-Principals, BwCCS 2 Middle

Learn More

A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 6): Our #B2Scholar London Bivens was able to catch up with 7th Grade Math Teacher, Ms. Chapman and asked them why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars or staffs feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 5): Our #B2Scholar London Bivens was able to catch up with 7th Grader, Sarah Akinwunmi and asked them why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 4): Our #B2Scholar London Bivens was able to catch up with her #B2Besties - 7th Graders, Christopher Jackson Jr. & Jordan Francis and asked them why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 3): Our #B2Scholar London Bivens was able to catch up with 6th Grade Scholar, Madison Smart and asked her why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 2): Our #B2Scholar London Bivens was able to catch up with our 8th Grade Senior, Michael Hull and asked him why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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A Day in The Life @ B2 (DAY 1): We will be following our #B2Scholar London Bivens around our Middle School as she interview’s various students in why kids should attend #B2MS for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year. Each day we will be posting a segment of her interviews with our scholars feedback. Stay tuned! 🎥🎓📓

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We are still accepting applications for 6th-8th grade for our upcoming 2024-2025 school year! Lottery selection will take place 04/01/24. Please visit the 'Apply Now 24-25' Link in our Bio! Tell a friend, tell a family member! Share this post with a parent who is looking for a free public charter school. We can't wait for you to be a part of our B2 Family! 📓🎓

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#B2MS RECAP: On Friday, 3/14 we celebrated Pi Day π. Students had a break from their regular class curriculum and were able to participate in fun activities (such as baking, bracelet + pin making, bubblegum competition & more!) Here is a video of our current 7th graders explaining the meaning of Pi day and the roles they took on. 

Huge shoutout to Ms. Chapman on planning this event and making this possible for our students! 👏🏽

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Baby Got Track takes First in the 4x200!
Lezayah, Milan, Faithlyn, and our anchor Gracelene 💖🥇
We are excited to announce our upcoming Picture Day on Friday, 03/22 📸! This will include both 6th & 7th Grade - along with our 8th Grade Seniors! 🎓 Please ensure all scholars are picture ready! 😁

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Michael Ferrara

Co-Principal

Mike grew up in the Philadelphia area and attended Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore to obtain an undergraduate degree in Psychology. He began his educational career as a Teach for America Corps Member in NYC in 2006. In addition to classroom teaching, Mike has taught graduate courses at the Relay Graduate School of Education at Hunter College and served as an educational consultant for Scholastic, Inc. and Sesame Workshop. He holds an M.S.T. in Early Childhood Education from Pace University. Mike joined BwCCS2 in 2014 as the founding upper school dean. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar and the drums, spending time with his family, and frantically cheering Philadelphia sports teams.