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Lancaster Mennonite School-Lancaster Campus

Private | 6-12 | 773 students

Our school is best known for holistic, comprehensive Christian education
 
 

 

Living in Lancaster

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $121,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $810.

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4 stars

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Posted February 28, 2014

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.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2011

I have been a student at Lancaster Campus for over 3 years now and before that I was at Kraybill Campus. I have thoroughly enjoyed the educational experience here. The strong academics and caring, educated, teachers have helped me prepare for my future at a 4 year university. I have been able to challenge myself academically all the while growing in my spiritual walk with Christ.


Posted January 20, 2011

It is exciting to see the positive learning that happens everyday at Lancaster Mennonite School. It is a special place that partners with families and trains children and youth in the ways of God. Outstanding teachers and wonderful students in a caring school community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 20, 2011

As a current parent at LMS, I have to say that there is no other school -- anywhere -- where I would rather have my son enrolled! This school is a wonderful place of opportunity: academic excellence, strong co-curriculars; caring and dedicated teachers; community and freindships. My son has excellent role models among faculty and among his peers and friends. This school is a true community of learners. I love Lancaster Mennonite School and would highly recommend it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2011

Many negatives to out weigh the positives. Beautiful campus, new textbooks and kind teachers, however; academic, spiritual and safety concerns caused us to remove our honor roll student who is now catching up as a result of this school. Teachers try too hard to be friends and not mentors and leaders which causes the students to run the classroom. Discipline and natural consequences for vandalizing or bullying is not there. Homework is super light or non-existent and good students are leaving as a result of a low academic/behavior admission standards from incoming students. We found there's no standard of behavior that's enforced. Lack of parent accountability/involvement could also be a contributing factor. Regardless ,this experience saddened us. This must be a recent change because this school was highly reccomended from former graduates. This was a great school - but it has changed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2009

I've had 4 children go through LMS and they each had a wonderful experience. It wasn't always easy because kids will be kids, so sometimes relationship building was hard, but it would be like that any where. The difference at LMS is that teachers, parents, alumni, and administration are keeping the school and the students in their prayers. Also, the teachers and administration are guided by God in how they teach and discipline. The students are learning academics from a christian perspective. Even though temptation and sin is everywhere, at LMS to live a moral life is the norm, not the exception.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Wonderful school with a great learning enviroment. Teachers are caring and want to see students excel. You are not just a number at LMS but a person that matters. The students can feel that. Our family loved being a part of LMS 'community' !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

My daughter was miserable at this school. I placed her at LMS in hopes of avoiding the roughness of the city junior highs. What we experienced here was equal to what goes on in the local school district! Very disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2008

Lancaster Mennonite is a very good learning enviornment very nice kids helpful teachers I love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

Small classes, teachers are very devoted to students, high academic standards, diverse academic opertunities,
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 28, 2003

Students are encouraged to think globally and individually. The teachers are very dedicated to helping students succeed both scholastically and socially. Kids who graduate from LMHS are well prepared for college, trade school or whatever further education they choose.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 74%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black 8% 16%
Asian 6% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 5% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 65% (2013)
Percentage of students going to the military 0% (2013)
Percentage of students going to vocational programs 2% (2013)
Percentage of students going directly into the workforce 28% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Millersville University
Messiah College
Eastern Mennonite University
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Technology
Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Computer programming

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Marching band
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Chinese

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:15 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • J. Richard Thomas, superintendent
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Some boarding, some day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Mennonite

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Foreign languages
  • Global
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Social justice
  • Technology
  • Visual arts
  • Vocational education
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • Agriculture
  • Computer programming

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Harrisburg Area Community College
  • Eastern Mennonite University
  • Lancaster Bible College
  • Lancaster Catholic High School
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Chinese
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
More from this school
  • Lancaster Mennonite School offers a PreK-12 comprehensive education in a nurturing and diverse environment that prepares students to be lifelong learners. Centered in Christ and committed to educational excellence in a community setting, the school exists to transform students so they can change our world through Christlike love, peacemaking, and service.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


10 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
140
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
145

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $8000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Tax credits
EITC

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Millersville University
Messiah College
Eastern Mennonite University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 5%
4 year college - 65%
Military - 0%
Vocational - 2%
Workforce - 28%
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2176 Lincoln Hwy E
Lancaster, PA 17602
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Phone: (717) 229-0436

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