Iowa Mennonite School

1421 540th Street SW
Kalona, IA 52247-0522
Tel: (319)656-2073
Grades: 9-12 | 99 students
Iowa Mennonite School, in partnership with the family and the church, offers high school students an academically excellent, Christ-centered education rooted in an Anabaptist perspective.
Within a caring community, IMS prepares students for lives of Christian discipleship, peacemaking and service.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation Mennonite
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Year Founded 1945

Student Body

Total Students 99 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 12%
Students by Grade Iowa Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 30 students
Number of AP Courses 9 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Calculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,900
Tuition Notes If families attend a church that financially supports IMS, their tuition is $4200. Financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,500
Admissions Director Candi Schmieder


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • Located just 15 miles south of Iowa City off of Highway 1, Iowa Mennonite School offers students a quality high school education.  IMS is a private Christian high school open to all qualified students regardless of race, creed and ethnic background. 
  • Why Iowa Mennonite?
  • · Christ-centered environment
  •      · We follow the teachings of Jesus
  •      · Emphasis on living out faith, peacemaking and service to others
  • · Academic excellence
  •       · 91% of IMS graduates attend a post secondary institution
  •       · ACT composite score of 24.2, state average is 22.3
  •       · AP courses offered· AP Index rank: 22nd out of all public and private schools in Iowa
  • · Student opportunities
  •       · Sports, music, drama, FFA, student government, Compassion Group, National Honor Society, yearbook, chapel committee and others        
  •       · Interterm-every other year service learning opportunities
  • · Supportive, community environment
  •       · 10:1 student to teacher ratio
  •       · Safe environment
  •       · Strong community support seen through attendance at fundraisers and sports and drama events

Profile last updated: 01/30/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Pathway Christian School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pathway Christian School (4.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lutheran Interparish School (5.8 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kalona
    Grades: KG-12 | 62 students
    4.3 miles
    5764 Highway 1 Sw
    Kalona, IA 52247
  • Williamsburg
    Lutheran Interparish School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
    5.8 miles
    PO Box 750 * 804 Court Street
    Williamsburg, IA 52361
  • Oxford
    Prairie Green School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 18 students
    7.6 miles
    2009 400th St SW
    Oxford, IA 52322
  • Coralville
    Grades: K-8 | 30 students
    14.8 miles
    1250 12th Avenue
    Coralville, IA 52241
  • Coralville
    Grades: PK-6 | 99 students
    15.4 miles
    374 Holiday Road
    Coralville, IA 52241

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