About Us

Paxon Hollow, recognized by the Pennsylvania Association for Middle Level Education as an outstanding middle school, partners with parents and community to create an environment that fosters students’ emotional, physical, and intellectual growth.  We provide our students with the skills necessary to become successful citizens and life-long learners. 

At Paxon Hollow Middle School we offer an exemplary curriculum. Our program is adapted for all levels of learners, from the struggling to the gifted. We have advanced programs in science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, and world language. Our strong academic program is evidenced by standardized test scores over and above the national averages.


Students have a wide variety of experiences in our related arts including an art program that would rival many high school programs, a 21st century physical education program that goes beyond the traditional and includes biking, climbing, hiking, and physical fitness, and a family and consumer science curriculum with a focus on community service.  Students are exposed to hands on STEM curriculum through our technology education program and over a third of our students are a part of our musical performance groups which include a concert, marching, and jazz bands, steel drums, orchestra, and chorus.


Paxon Hollow Middle School is committed to providing numerous opportunities to recognize, engage, and support children's developmental and affective needs. Research has shown that students gain many benefits from participation in extracurricular activities. At Paxon Hollow Middle School the student day does not end when the academics are completed.  We have an extra-curricular program to meet the needs of all. Our comprehensive athletic program includes: field hockey, football, soccer, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, softball, and track.  Students have multiple clubs in which they can participate.


We have an active PTO which provides our school with continued support and funds. In return our commitment to the community is evidenced by our many fundraising activities. The highlight of the year is the annual Potter Cup, a competition with a rival middle school which includes a boys’ basketball game, girls’ basketball game, and a wrestling match. The event has a carnival like atmosphere and offers activities for the entire family.  More than 2,000 people attend each year. This event has raised over $300,000 for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The Potter Cup has been recognized by Alex’s Lemonade Stand as one of their top 100 fundraisers.


                                           PHMS Administration

Dr. Tina Kane, Principal                                                                            610-359-4320 
              Mrs. Tracy Baker, Secretary

Ms. Christine White, Assistant Principal                                                 610-359-4325
Mr. Daniel Hyland, Assistant Principal                                                    610-359-4325
         Mrs. Dawn Miller, Secretary to the Assistant Principals                 610-359-4325

Mrs. Amy Townsend, Attendance Secretary                                          610-359-4320   

                                          Guidance Department

Mr. Andrew Davis, 6th Grade Counselor                                             610-359-4327  
Mrs. Tara Casertano, 7th Grade Counselor                                         610-359-4324
Mrs. Linda Wigo, 8th Grade Counselor                                                610-359-4328

       Mrs. Kathy Fernandez, Guidance Secretary                                    610-359-4326