Lancaster Mennonite School — Lancaster Campus

2176 Lincoln Hwy East
Lancaster, PA 17602-0176
Tel: (717)299-0436
Grades: 6-12 | 775 students
Lancaster Mennonite graduates are well-prepared for college or careers through a comprehensive, holistic curriculum that includes on-campus opportunities for agriculture courses and technical skills (such as welding) in addition to numerous Advanced Placement courses for college preparation.
Lancaster Mennonite graduates are well-prepared for college or careers through a comprehensive, holistic curriculum that includes on-campus opportunities for agriculture courses and technical skills (such as welding) in addition to numerous Advanced Placement courses for college preparation.
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 Rutt Academic Building holds state-of-the-art mathematics, science, business, and family/consumer science classrooms.
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 Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. AdvancED
Religious Affiliation Mennonite
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild learning differences
Year Founded 1942

Student Body

Total Students 775 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%

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
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Christy Horst
Admissions Associate MJ Smith


Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
TennisTrack 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,
String Ensemble,
Student Council,
Student Literary Magazine,
Student Newspaper,
Study Support Groups,
Technology Student Association,

School Notes:

  • 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 (

Profile last updated: 06/26/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Dayspring Christian Academy (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Lancaster Mennonite School - Locust Grove (1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lancaster Mennonite School - Locust Grove (1 miles away)
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  • Lancaster
    Grades: PK-6 | 243 students
    1 miles
    2257 Old Philadelphia Pike
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Lancaster
    Central Penn Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: PK-8 | 15 students
    1.8 miles
    1721 Conard Rd
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Lancaster
    Grades: K-8 | 165 students
    2 miles
    651 Lampeter Rd
    Lancaster, PA 17602
  • Lancaster
    Charter Lane KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2 miles
    1849 Charter Lane
    Lancaster, PA 17601
  • Lancaster
    Grades: PK-12 | 258 students
    3.6 miles
    1008 New Holland Ave
    Lancaster, PA 17601

School Reviews

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, 07/24/15
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, 01/05/12

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