Eastern Mennonite School

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1917

Student Body

Total Students357 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Eastern Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, English Literature, Molecular Biology, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score1182
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notes Variable Tuition Program
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorMarsha Thomas
Endowment Size$4 million


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anti-Racism Student Association, Math Counts, Math League, National Honor Society (NHS), Over 25 Student Clubs, Robotics Club, Student Council Organization, We Serve Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Show, Chamber Choir, Drama, Junior Choir, Musical, Senior Choir, Touring Choir

School Notes

  • Eastern Mennonite School is a K-12 private school that is:Academically challenging. Our intentionally designed curriculum andinstruction is based on understandings from brain-research andmodified to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs ofevery student. Four diploma options are available to ensure studentsuccess. Christ centered, we respect and a celebrate various faithand cultural traditions while nurturing Christian ethics based onthe example and teachings of Jesus. Community: committed faculty,staff and parents work together to provide a safe place ofacceptance, belonging and care for each student and one another.Students have the opportunity to engage in 19interscholasticsports, co-curricular club offerings and a widevariety of fine and performing arts options.PeacebuildersTogether,weactivelyseekingtobuildpositiverelationshipsbetweenallpeoplesthroughcreative,respectfulandnonviolentmeans.Globally-mindedThroughcurricular,experientialandtravelopportunities,wegrowstudentawarenessinthecomplexitiesoftheworld,heightensensitivitytotheneedsofthelessfortunate,andexpressappreciationforthemultitudeofblessingsweexperienceintheUnitedStates.ServiceengagedBasedonJesus`teachingtowardothers,weencouragestudentvolunteerism,sharingoftalent,andgivingofresourceswithinlocal,nationalandworldcommunities.

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: PK-4 | 59 students
    0.2 miles
    1301 Virginia Avenue
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 432-2611
    0.2 PK-4
  • Henrico
    Grades: NS-12 | 651 students
    90.4 miles
    11600 Gayton Rd
    Henrico, VA 23238
    (804) 740-3394
    90.4 NS-12
  • Richmond
    St. Christopher's School
    All-boys (Episcopal)
    Grades: PK-12 | 985 students
    96 miles
    711 Saint Christophers Road
    Richmond, VA 23226
    (804) 282-3185
    96 PK-12
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: PK-8 | 110 students
    3 miles
    197 Cornerstone Lane
    Harrisonburg, VA 22802
    (540) 432-9816
    3 PK-8
  • Harrisonburg
    Grades: K-8 | 27 students
    3.3 miles
    342 Neff Ave
    Harrisonburg, VA 22801
    (540) 564-1744
    3.3 K-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
EMS is amazing from K to 12! We have been so happy with this school. The only challenging part of the college admissions process was deciding which college admission offer to accept! Strong academics, diverse curriculum options, wonderful athletic experiences and an outstanding community - what more could a parent ask for? I look forward to the next generation of our family attending EMS! Go Flame Family!
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EMS has been a rich learning environment for our children. Our oldest began in 5th grade, and was met with open arms and excelled academically at each grade level. Our youngest, a very different learner, was closely mentored by teachers who went out of their way to help with academic challenges. Our kids learned not only core subjects but also learned about themselves. They learned better communication skills, developed a deep appreciation for music, and grew to understand and to respect people with different ideas and backgrounds. The EMS investment in those formative and high school years was priceless!
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Our daughter loves the elementary school. The school pets, playtime, and learning environment, caring teachers and community have been a refuge, especially during this pandemic. This is a truly safe and compassionate school where kindness to each other and to the world is embraced.
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