Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School History

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
357 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
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
12 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus, English Literature, Molecular Biology, Statistics, World History
Average SAT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
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.
Profile last updated: 01/28/2021

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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 357 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $12,882 for elementary schools and $16,570 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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