We are a private Christian school located in Hamburg, PA in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Adventist Elementary School provides an environment that promotes academic excellence within the complete balance of having Christ as the foundation of your child’s learning. BME is part of the world-wide Seventh-day Adventist school network. On a global scale, the Seventh-day Adventist educational system includes elementary schools, high schools, colleges and universities. Today’s educational landscape is full of different choices. Each parent yearns for the best possible education for their child. We invite families that are seeking a better, more complete alternative, to discover more about our school by visiting us.
In 1954, BME got its start in a farmhouse on Mountain View Road about a mile southwest of its current location on the slope of Blue Mountain. Six students, ranging from first to seventh grade, studied with Mrs. Gladys Lay. The 1955-56 school year saw a move to a small building next to a farmhouse closer to the newly-opened Blue Mountain Academy (grades 9-12), at the corner of Academy and Mountain View Roads. This year also marked the arrival of BME’s second teacher (Mrs. Lois Walker), several new students, and BME’s first graduation. By 1962, the school had grown to 26 students, requiring two full-time teachers and a move into the facility of Blue Mountain Academy.
By 1967, BME and BMA had both grown large enough to require separate facilities. A building project commenced, and Principal Mrs. Mildred Wuchenich, teacher Mrs. Edith Galambos, and 43 students moved to BME’s current location at 45 Woodland Terrace on January 12, 1969. Home and School (PTA) fundraising efforts underwrote the addition of a multipurpose room in the 1980’s and an additional classroom in 1992. Today’s facility has four classrooms, a computer lab/library, and a multi-purpose gymnasium.
To visit BME and learn more about how we can be of service to your family, call (610)562-5052 or email at: email@example.com