Hinkletown Mennonite School

Hinkletown Mennonite School is a Christ-centered, child-focused, Pre-K - Grade 12 school where children explore, parents participate and teachers nurture. Operating as a parent-governed school, HMS invites parents to partner with the school to nurture the gifts, skills, and faith of their children.
Hinkletown Mennonite School is located 4 miles from Ephrata & New Holland in rural Lancaster County, between the cities of Lancaster and Reading, Pennsylvania.
Education at HMS: inspires students to be life-long learners
integrates Christ's teachings and Anabaptist values of peacemaking, service and community into everyday learning
shapes a Christ-centered worldview   develops each student's God-given gifts
adapts holistic instruction to meet the needs of each student.
  Hinkletown Mennonite School`s Venture Program offers a personalized and flexible option for grades 9 through 12. Blending hands-on, collaborative, and online learning with internships and community partnerships, students will be prepared for the future they envision -- in the workforce or through higher education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Other religious school association(s)
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedexecutive function processing difficulties, ADD/ADHD, other diagnosed learning disorders
Year Founded1981
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students217 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Hinkletown Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineApr. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$6,325
Tuition NotesFinancial assistance available
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMelissa Beidler


Total Sports Offered5 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chapel Committee, Newspaper, Service Projects, Student Council, Yearbook (Middle School)

Arts and Music Programs:
Band - Junior & Senior, Chamber Choir, Choral Groups, Drama Productions, Handbells, Music Lessons, Schoolwide Enrichment Time mini-course, Strings Ensemble - Junior & Senior, Worship Team

School Notes

  • Hinkletown Mennonite School is a Christ-centered, child-focused, school where children explore, parents participate and teachers nurture. Operating as a parent-governed school, HMS invites parents to partner with the school to nurture the gifts, skills, and faith of their children. 
  • HMS serves students in pre-k through high school 
  • Our Vision
  • What we want to see:  Students learning & living God's purposes. 
  • Our Mission 
  • Education at HMS: 
  •  - inspires students to be life-long learners 
  •  - integrates Christ's teachings and Anabaptist* values of peacemaking, service & community into everyday learning 
  •  - shapes a Christ-centered worldview 
  •  - develops each student's God-given gifts 
  •  - adapts holistic instruction to meet the needs of each student 
  • *Anabaptist -the term is most commonly used to refer to the Anabaptists of 16th century Europe. Today the descendants of the 16th century European movements (particularly the Amish, Hutterites, Mennonites, Church of the Brethren, Brethren in Christ, and other respective German Baptist variants) are the most common bodies referred to as Anabaptist.

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Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Hinkletown Mennonite School is Crossroads Mennonite School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Christian School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is New Holland Early Learning Center (3.6 miles away)
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