Eastern Mennonite School

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Eastern Mennonite School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
377 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade
Eastern Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus, English Literature, Molecular Biology, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Variable Tuition Program
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Abigail Cook
Endowment Size
$4 million


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Anti-Racism Student Association, Math Counts, Math League, National Honor Society (NHS), 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. Our curriculum and instruction is based on understandings from brain-research and modified to meet the educational, social, and emotional needs of every student. Four diploma options are available to ensure student success.
  • We respect and a celebrate various faith and cultural traditions while nurturing Christian ethics based on the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.
  • Committed faculty, staff and parents work together to provide a safe place of acceptance, belonging and care for each student and one another.
  • Students have the opportunity to engage in 11 interscholastic sports, co-curricular club offerings and a wide variety of fine and performing arts options.
  • Together, we actively seek to build positive relationships between all peoples through creative, respectful, and nonviolent means.
  • Through curricular, experiential and travel opportunities, we grow student awareness in the complexities of the world, heighten sensitivity to the needs of the less fortunate, and express appreciation for the multitude of blessings we experience in the United States.
  • Based on Jesus` teaching toward others, we encourage student volunteerism, sharing of talent, and giving of resources within local, national and world communities.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Eastern Mennonite School offer?
Eastern Mennonite School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Eastern Mennonite School's ranking?
Eastern Mennonite School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Virginia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Eastern Mennonite School?
The application deadline for Eastern Mennonite School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Eastern Mennonite School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

First Day of School
August 15, 2024 (Thursday)
Fall Break (No School)
October 21, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of Trimester 1
November 07, 2024 (Thursday)
First Day of Trimester 2
November 12, 2024 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break (No School)
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
EMS has been a great fit for both our children - currently in 7th and 10th grade. They have very different personalities with different interests, but each one has been able to thrive in their friend groups, academics, and co-curricular activities like theater and athletics. As a parent, I appreciate the focus on the whole person: their emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being, within the structure of a strong academic environment.
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I've had three very different kids attend, starting in 3rd grade, and I can't say enough good things about this place. Each of my children has been known, challenged, and genuinely cared for. They've developed a worldview, the ability to think for themselves and articulate their opinions, enjoyed an exemplary extracurricular program, and experienced challenging academics tailored to their needs. The choral, theater and athletic programs are crazy impressive for a small school and my kids were given opportunities they'd never have seen at our local public schools. I have one graduate who was accepted into a selective college and is thriving there, one who is pursuing his dream to become a chef, and another who is a current student. Each has been supported in their unique gifts and abilities, and we feel blessed to be part of this community.
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 377 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $13,619 for elementary schools and $17,967 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Virginia is 84% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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