Welcome to the Locust Grove Campus
The Locust Grove Campus, located along the Old Philadelphia Pike, one mile east of the Lancaster Campus, serves grades PreK-8.
Locust Grove is a dynamic and diverse learning community of students and staff. The campus seeks to have a warm ecumenical spirit, valuing students of differing different denominational backgrounds, racial/ethnic groups and abilities. See Student Life.
Locust Grove teachers take time for individual instruction and nurturing, starting in the early grades. Our PreK program is designed to create a secure and nurturing environment that develops a love for school and a love of learning within the context of a real school environment. Experiencing a regular school-day schedule and a regular school environment better prepares students for going to a real school for kindergarten and first grade. LMS offers the option of up to five full days of PreK per week. Learn more about PreK and kindergarten. Kindergarten is also a full-day program. Before and after school care is available.
Locust Grove is one of the few schools in Lancaster County that offers the option of Spanish Immersion at the elementary level. Students enrolling in Spanish Immersion more quickly and thoroughly learn the Spanish language. Students develop proficiency in the language by hearing and using it in regular subject areas rather than by studying the language by itself. Learn more about Spanish Immersion.
The Locust Grove Campus maintains a reputation for educational excellence. In addition to the core subjects, technology, information literacy, career education, wellness and writing are integrated into the curriculum.
While the key to a Christ-centered education is having Christ at the center of all learning and activities, not as an add-on in the curriculum, Locust Grove also has formal times of Bible instruction and prayer.
Music is an important part of the Locust Grove Campus. The bell choir is one of many music opportunities offered there. Locust Grove also is known for its outstanding middle school musicals. Colorful displays of student artwork line the halls at Locust Grove. See Fine Arts.
The middle school program provides a gradual transition into high school. Like elementary students, sixth-grade students generally have core subjects taught by one teacher in one classroom, going to other classrooms and teachers for "specials" such as music, physical education, etc. Rotating among classrooms increases for seventh and eighth grades.
A strong junior high athletic program, in conjunction with students from the Lancaster Campus, encourages teamwork, leadership development and healthy lifestyles. See Athletics.