Iowa Mennonite School

  • Iowa Mennonite School, in partnership with the family and the church, offers high school students an academically excellent, Christ-centered education rooted in an Anabaptist perspective.
  • Within a caring community, IMS prepares students for lives of Christian discipleship, peacemaking and service.

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School Overview

Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1945

Student Body

Total Students86 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 13%
Students by GradeIowa Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size30 students
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, Chemistry, English, Government, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Physics, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score24
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,900
Tuition NotesIf families attend a church that financially supports IMS, their tuition is $4200. Financial assistance is available.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Admissions DirectorCandi Schmieder


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

  • Located just 15 miles south of Iowa City off of Highway 1, Iowa Mennonite School offers students a quality high school education.  IMS is a private Christian high school open to all qualified students regardless of race, creed and ethnic background. 
  • Why Iowa Mennonite
  • · Christ-centered environment
  •     · We follow the teachings of Jesus
  •     · Emphasis on living out faith, peacemaking and service to others
  • · Academic excellence
  •      · 91% of IMS graduates attend a post secondary institution
  •      · ACT composite score of 24.2, state average is 22.3
  •      · AP courses offered· AP Index rank: 22nd out of all public and private schools in Iowa
  • · Student opportunities
  •      · Sports, music, drama, FFA, student government, Compassion Group, National Honor Society, yearbook, chapel committee and others        
  •      · Interterm-every other year service learning opportunities
  • · Supportive, community environment
  •      · 10:1 student to teacher ratio
  •      · Safe environment
  •      · Strong community support seen through attendance at fundraisers and sports and drama events

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  • Williamsburg
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  • Coralville
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    14.8 miles
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    Coralville, IA 52241
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  • Coralville
    Grades: NS-K | 92 students
    15.4 miles
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    Coralville, IA 52241
    15.4 NS-K

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
IMS provides a different than "normal" high school experience. It is strong academically, has a variety of extra-curricular activities, and has personable faculty and staff. The small class sizes facilitate an advantageous learning environment for the student. Faculty and staff also encourage growth in the students' Christian faith journeys. IMS is a place where students can truly enjoy their high school experience!
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Our children have grown academically, socially, and spiritually. The student body is diverse and welcoming. We would recommend any parent who is looking for more than an excellent education for their child to check out Iowa Mennonite School!
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