Lancaster Mennonite School

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Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #1 - Lancaster Mennonite School is a private school for PreK-12th grade in Lancaster, PA providing a Christ-centered education.
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Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #1 - Lancaster Mennonite School is a private school for PreK-12th grade in Lancaster, PA providing a Christ-centered education.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #2 - The elementary classes are held in the Rutt Academic Center.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #3 - The Calvin and Janet High Fine Arts Center contains the 1,000-seat Weaver Auditorium, music practice rooms and art rooms that support an outstanding fine arts program. An advanced music program for gifted students is offered in conjunction with Millersville University.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #4 - Lancaster Mennonite School offers a 95-acre campus of woods, streams and trails.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #5 - Experiential Learning provides students with hands on learning.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #6 - Millstream Hall is our on-campus dormitory. Our boarding program offers a great opportunity for students to prepare for independence.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #7 - A brand new playground was installed Summer 2022. This new space will provide a great play area for students of all abilities
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #8 - Lancaster Mennonite provides students with on-stage drama/theatre opportunities that cultivate and showcase creativity and self-expression.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #9 - LM integrates STEAM into the curriculum and skills to prepare students to SUCCEED in college, career and life.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #10 - Having won a number of championships in various sports, Lancaster Mennonite is known for their outstanding Blazer athletic program.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #11 - The Spanish Immersion program enables students to develop proficiency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Spanish and English.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #12 - Music is infused into the curriculum from PreK through high school - composing, performing, participating and listening.
Lancaster Mennonite School Photo #13 - Lancaster Mennonite offers wide range of indoor and outdoor sports in our newly updated facilities.
At Lancaster Mennonite, we believe in creating an inspiring, faith-based atmosphere, where students are provided the opportunity to reach their full potential and be equipped to flourish in the real world. 24 AP & Honors courses
Top-notch facilities and academic curriculum, including STEAM focus and outdoor learning opportunities
4 Creator Spaces (Design Labs, Makerspaces, Art Studios)  95-Acre Campus of Woods, Streams and Trails
K-12th Grade Spanish Immersion Program  Supportive teachers and caring environment

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,700
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lancaster Mennonite School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild learning differences
Dual Language Immersion Program
Secondary Immersion Language
Spanish
Year Founded
1942

Student Body

Total Students
524 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
46%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Lancaster Mennonite School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
56 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Number of AP Courses
14 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Advanced Environmental Science, Advanced Studio Art, Advanced Writing, Anatomy and Physiology, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Literature and Composition, AP Modern World History, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government & Politics, AP U.S. History (dual enrollment with EMU)*, Honors Algebra II, Honors Chemistry, Honors Geometry, Honors Physics, Honors Sociology, Spiritual Formation (dual enrollment with EMU)*
Average SAT score
1148
(Out of 1600)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition is $12,700 for high school, $11,900 for middle school, $10,675 for elementary and 5-day PreK, and $7,473 for 3-day PreKMultiple-child discounts and need-based financial aid available
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christy Horst

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Art, Chess Team, Fellowship of Christian Athletes FCA, FFA, Green Team (Environmental Action), International Student Association, National Honor Society, SAT Math Prep, Senior Class Committee, Student Council, Student Literary Magazine, Tech Crew, Ultimate Frisbee, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Modern Band, Music Practice Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Chess

School Notes

We inspire students with an excellent, well-rounded PreK-12th grade education in a nurturing and Christ-centered environment. At LM, students learn how to live and serve beyond themselves so they can engage in work that will have a lasting impact on the Church and society.
  • Committed to traditional Anabaptist values of peace and service in a Christ-centered community
  • Welcoming, warm, diverse student body
  • Qualified, caring teachers and staff
  • Excellent opportunities in art, music, drama, and athletics
  • Affordable tuition
  • 5-day and 7-day boarding options available in the school's residence hall/dormitory
  • A strong college-preparation program for international students
  • Easy access by public or private transportation
  • Founded in 1942
  • Committed to a global perspective
  • Learn more aboutinternational program
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lancaster Mennonite School cost?
Lancaster Mennonite School's tuition is approximately $12,700 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lancaster Mennonite School?
The acceptance rate of Lancaster Mennonite School is 99%, which is higher than the national average of 86%.
What sports does Lancaster Mennonite School offer?
Lancaster Mennonite School offers 11 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Lancaster Mennonite School's ranking?
Lancaster Mennonite School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Lancaster Mennonite School?
The application deadline for Lancaster Mennonite School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
LMS provides a wonderful education with outstanding teachers, staff and administration. hey truly care about their students! Beautiful campus. Christ-Centered environment with great values. My child is thriving here.
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5  
It is a great school with plenty of good education and great teachers! I enjoy Lancaster Mennonite very much and I hope every student that goes there will too!
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5  
My children received an excellent education in a caring Christian environment. Both my daughters met their eventual spouses at Lancaster Mennonite, good guys who shared their values. Both girls still have close contacts with their high school friends, showing that, at LMS, friendships are lasting because they are based on common values. This is a progressive Mennonite school -- NOT your "horse and buggy" Mennonites -- so it has a global perspective and values and respects people from all backgrounds who want a great education in a great environment.
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great school with a lot of very good people in it. good environment to be a part of. Although there are misconceptions about mennonite schools, this school does not have amish teachers, students are not required to wear coverings or skirts, and there are plenty of women in leadership roles.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 524 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,700
  • Acceptance rate: 99%
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Lancaster County, PA is $10,957 for elementary schools and $12,948 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lancaster County, PA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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