Welcome Letter from Principal Condon

Matt Condon

Dear Collins Middle School Families,

I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Collins Middle School.  The middle years are an exciting time when children embark upon new adventures in the world of learning.  Each year will provide important transitions and the acquisition of new skills that will enhance each scholar’s ability to apply learning in many ways.  Collins Middle School is committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each scholar progress at a developmentally appropriate rate and provides a safe environment for all scholars.

At CMS we believe in giving our scholars opportunities and access to a well-rounded middle school experience. Scholars will engage in their four core subjects along with robust specialist offerings such as physical education, art, music, world language, and STEM. Our scholars also have the opportunity to accelerate their learning in math, science, ELA, and entrepreneurship in our Mastery Block. CMS also offers a wide range of performing arts and athletic opportunities for our scholars. 

We believe that through these opportunities that our scholars will grow both socially and academically and will leave a positive legacy in the greater Salem community. 

We look forward to partnering with you on your child’s education.

Thank you
Matt Condon
Collins Middle School

Our Mission, Vision and Core Values


Collins Middle School is inspiring learners, strengthening community, and shaping the future.


We envision a school in which inspired scholars embrace academics, culture and diversity to uplift their communities and themselves.

Core Values

  • Communication
  • Cooperation
  • Trust

Salem Public Schools District Core Values

Belonging – We believe all members of our community are valued and that our relationships are built on empathy and respect.

Equity – We believe in promoting social justice to ensure an inclusive school community where all members are empowered and engaged.

Opportunity – We believe all students should receive a personalized experience to achieve academic success, find joy in their learning, and have multiple choices for their post-secondary plans.