Grades: 6-12 | 775 students
Lancaster Mennonite School is noted for an excellent science program in state-of-the-art facilities.
The Calvin and Janet High Fine Arts Center contains the 1,000-seat Weaver Auditorium, music practice rooms and art rooms that support an outstanding fine arts program. An advanced music program for gifted students is offered in conjunction with Millersville University.
Lancaster Campus is a place where local and global meet. The diverse student body contains students from many different denominations, racial/ethnic groups and countries such as Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, Russia, Germany, Spain, Ethiopia,Mexico, Columbia and others.
The Campus Chorale represents the school's longstanding tradition of excellence in vocal music. The select choir recently completed a tour of South Africa.
Drama is truly dramatic at Lancaster Mennonite School! Along with acting ability, the yearly spring musical brings together the best talent in vocal music, instrumental music, and technology. Behind the scenes, the student sound crew, lighting crew and stage crew help make magic with what happens on stage and in the pit.
Lancaster Mennonite School is well-known for soccer, and the boys team has been a perennial contender for top honors at the league, district and state levels. Numerous other sports are offered in highly-competitive Lancaster-Lebanon League, including a football partnership with Lancaster Catholic High School's outstanding program.
The 95-acre Lancaster Campus contains Lancaster Mennonite Middle School and Lancaster Mennonite High School.
Lancaster Mennonite High School is part of Lancaster Mennonite School, five campuses that together offer a comprehensive PreK-12 education in a nurturing and diverse environment that prepares students to be lifelong learners.
Centered in Christ and committed to educational excellence in a community setting, the school exists to transform students so they can change our world through Christlike love, peacemaking, and service.
The school has a strong college preparation program for international students with English Language Learning and various residential options (residence hall, dormitory, home stay, host family, etc.).
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||AdvancED|
|Grades Offered||Grades 6-12|
|Learning Difference Programs||Yes|
|Learning Programs Supported||Mild learning differences|
|Total Students||775 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||51 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||16:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Number of AP Courses||12 courses|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Advanced Courses||Advanced Art, Advanced Biology, Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced Math, Advanced Music, Advanced Reading, Advanced Writing, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP English Composition, AP Government & Politics, AP Introduction to Literature, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Honors Chemistry, Honors Contemporary Business (dual credit), Honors Physics, Honors Sociology, Honors Spiritual Formation (dual credit),|
|Average SAT score||1604|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$8,034|
|Tuition Notes||Multiple-child discounts and need-based financial aid available|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$3,000|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Christy Horst|
|Total Sports Offered||13 sports|
|Sports||Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Bowling, Cross Country,
Field Hockey, Football,
Tennis, Track and Field,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||27 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Aevidum, Art, Campus Chorale, Chapel Planning Committee, Chess Team, Chorus, Drama, FFA, Future Business Leaders of America, International Student Association, Jazz Band, National Honor Society, Orchestra, Peer Assistance Leadership, Pep Band, Quiz Bowl Team, Recreational Athletic Programs in Season, School Musical, String Ensemble, Student Council, Student Literary Magazine, Student Newspaper, Study Support Groups, Tech Crew, Technology Student Association, Web Site Team, Yearbook Aevidum, Art, Campus Chorale, Chess Team, Chorus, Drama, FFA, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Pep Band, Quiz Bowl Team, School Musical, Tech Crew, Web Site Team, Yearbook, Chapel Planning Committee,
Future Business Leaders of America,
International Student Association,
National Honor Society,
Peer Assistance Leadership,
Recreational Athletic Programs in Season,
Student Literary Magazine,
Study Support Groups,
Technology Student Association,
- A comprehensive high school program blending academic rigor, spiritual nurture and vocational training
- Committed to traditional Anabaptist values of peace and service in a Christ-centered community
- Welcoming, warm, diverse student body
- Qualified, caring teachers and staff
- Excellent opportunities in art, music, drama, and athletics
- Affordable tuition
- 5-day and 7-day boarding options available in the school's residence hall/dormitory
- A strong college-preparation program for international students
- Easy access by public or private transportation
- Founded in 1942
- Committed to a global perspective
- See international website (www.lancastermennonite.org/international).
- School Location Miles Grades Students
LancasterGrades: PK-12 | 707 students
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Mount JoyGrades: K-8 | 241 students
598 Kraybill Church Rd
Mount Joy, PA 17552
LancasterGrades: 9-12 | 765 students
650 Juliette Ave
Lancaster, PA 17601
LancasterGrades: PK-6 | 243 students
2257 Old Philadelphia Pike
Lancaster, PA 17602
Mount JoyGrades: K-12 | 74 students
205 Lefever Road
Mount Joy, PA 17552
My children received an excellent education in a caring Christian environment. Both my daughters met their eventual spouses at Lancaster Mennonite, good guys who shared their values. Both girls still have close contacts with their high school friends, showing that, at LMS, friendships are lasting because they are based on common values. This is a progressive Mennonite school -- NOT your "horse and buggy" Mennonites -- so it has a global perspective and values and respects people from all backgrounds who want a great education in a great environment.
- Posted by Parent - hille
great school with a lot of very good people in it. good environment to be a part of. Although there are misconceptions about mennonite schools, this school does not have amish teachers, students are not required to wear coverings or skirts, and there are plenty of women in leadership roles.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - zyode
January 11, 2017
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January 03, 2017
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December 21, 2016
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