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Principal's Welcome

We would like to welcome you and your family to the Mars Area Middle School. We are looking forward to assisting you and your son/daughter in fulfilling their educational goals.

Whether you are joining us for the first time, or have been with us for a number of years, we encourage you to become an active member of Mars Area Middle School. We hope that you and your son/daughter discuss the many opportunities offered to students throughout the school year.

If you or your son/daughter encounter any difficulties while attending the middle school, we ask that you seek out any of our trained professionals, and we will do our best to assist you. We are here to make your years in school as successful, yet educationally challenging, as possible. Our "Commitment to Excellence" is our promise to you and our expectation of every student who walks the halls of the middle school.

We look forward to this school year with great excitement and hope all of our students will have a rewarding and successful year.


Mr. Todd J. Kolson, Principal
Mars Area Middle School

Principal's Profile

Todd KolsonMr. Todd J. Kolson has served as principal at Mars Area Middle School since 2016.


Kolson began his career at Mars Area School District in 2002 as assistant principal at Mars Area High School. He also later served as the District’s interim Director of Pupil Services prior to being appointed principal at Mars Area High School (2008-2016).


He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership and superintendent letter of eligibility from Westminster College; a bachelor’s degree in health & physical education from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.


Before coming to Mars Area School District, Kolson served as educational director, educational supervisor, athletic director, teacher and coach at Abraxas High School and as assistant principal at Cranberry Junior/Senior High School.