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Graduate Profile

LMS Graduates Walk the stage

Lancaster Mennonite School is a comprehensive PreK-12 school that prepares graduates for lifelong learning. The Christ-centered educational process develops the gifts of each student to live as a global citizen. It is expected that a graduate of LMS is a person who:

Academic

  • Infuses a Christ-centered faith into learning and understanding
  • Has a love for learning and has developed skills that enable him/her to be a lifelong learner with the ability to solve problems, think critically, and to work collaboratively with others
  • Exhibits competency in basic subject matter, possesses knowledge in the academic disciplines, the arts and workforce skills 
  • Communicates effectively through speaking, writing and listening
  • Incorporates technology appropriately and has the skills to analyze and manage information
  • Has the knowledge and skills for success in his/her personal life, management of money, relationships, and self-understanding
  • Has a love for God’s creation and its diversity in the natural environment and peoples

Spiritual

  • Is growing in relationship to Jesus Christ and a faith community
  • Has a faith centered in Jesus Christ as the final revelation of God
  • Is biblically literate, values and accepts the authority of Scripture, knows the history of the universal Christian church and the Anabaptist heritage and is able to bring these into discernment of faith questions
  • Lives a life of discernment, spiritual growth and the discovery and development of gifts, by asking questions and seeking answers, through the practice of spiritual disciplines, the counsel of other Christians and the church
  • Knows he/she is loved by God and shares this love with others by word and deed
  • Cultivates a worldview informed by Christian Anabaptist teaching

Lifestyle

  • Practices global awareness, cultural sensitivity and humility, respect, an anti-racist lifestyle and compassionate living
  • Practices stewardship of all God has entrusted to him/her, including the natural environment and is generous in giving of time and money to bless and serve others
  • Shows commitment to forgiveness, understanding, reconciliation and non-violent resolution of conflict, and respects all human life
  • Participates and is accountable in the life of a church community
  • Maintains healthy relationships with others in family, church, workplace and community
  • Practices wellness of body, mind and spirit
  • Practices a balanced ethic of work, service and leisure
  • Lives with a sense of curiosity, wonder and mystery

The graduate profile is developed within the framework of Confession of Faith in a Mennonite Perspective that gives definition to the theological phrases in this profile.