Lancaster Mennonite School will hold a school-wide open house Sunday, May 3, from 1-3 p.m. at its five campuses: Kraybill (PreK-8) in Mount Joy, Lancaster (grades 6-12), Locust Grove (PreK-8) in Smoketown/E. Lampeter Township, New Danville (PreK-5) and the new Hershey campus, formerly Hershey Christian School (grades K-12). The open house will include guided tours and an opportunity to meet teachers and administrators. Tours at the Lancaster and Hershey campuses will be student-led.
On the Lancaster Campus, Lancaster Mennonite High School (LMH) offers a wide range of courses, with an outstanding college prep program as well as strong programs in agriculture, business computer and educational technology, diversified occupations and service, family and consumer science, and fine arts. Through a partnership with Millersville University, LMH offers a Pre-college Music Program for gifted and talented students in addition to a full range of high school level music courses and performance opportunities. The Lancaster Campus is also home to Lancaster Mennonite Middle School, which provides an excellent transition from elementary school to high school.The new Hershey Campus provides an alternative high school option in addition to kindergarten through eighth grade all on one campus. The teachers and staff at the Hershey Campus are committed Christians who view their service as a ministry devoted to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. The smaller student body, low student-teacher ratio, and a sense of community combine to provide an exceptional academic experience. Students are offered classes in the visual arts, instrumental music, vocal music, drama and physical education. The Hershey Campus offers National Institute for Learning Differences (NILD), Learning Support and Resource Room. Headmaster Al Roth says, “Each child is treated as a unique and gifted individual who God allows our faculty to impact daily in order to maximize their abilities.”
The Kraybill, Locust Grove and New Danville campuses offer the advantages of licensed, accredited full-day pre-kindergarten with certified teachers. In addition to traditional classes, the Locust Grove Campus also has an elementary Spanish Immersion track, starting in kindergarten, for English-speaking students to become adept in Spanish while still in elementary school.
Together, the five campuses currently serve about 1,600 students from many different church backgrounds.