The positive atmosphere and influence in your day to day life is worth everything.
I transferred to a public school to see what it was like. It really opened my eyes to what Lancaster Mennonite offered. The atmosphere was the biggest thing I noticed; the negative influences are not as prevalent here. You're surrounded by people who share the same values and beliefs. That is so important to have.
Most of all, I believe that LMS is a safe place for my children.
When my daughter was young, we went away for our anniversary. My daughter was scared, so her teacher prayed with her, encouraged her, and told her that God would take care of her. That's the kind of school I wanted to surround my children with.
Alumnus and Parent
Lancaster Mennonite connected me to God and friends, and filled a void in my heart.
Had I not moved from my old school, I would still be with the wrong crowd and probably would not have kept going to church. Now that I've come to Lancaster Mennonite, I've gotten into the right crowd, met the right people and I definitely feel that I've made friendships that will last a lifetime.
I love the variety of classes I can take at Lancaster Mennonite.
There are a wide variety of subjects, and I love coming to high school for the extracurricular activities. There's yearbook, Silhouette (our literary arts magazine), Millstream, along with all of our sports activities.
The teachers here
really care about you.
LM has shaped me as a thoughtful Christ-follower.
The teachers in the high school are always willing to discuss topics without you outside of class and are willing to be challenged or questioned.
Through its constant provocation of spiritual thoughts and Biblical teachings, I feel that I have gained leadership skills, an identity, fervor for learning, and dedication to service from this special community. The atmosphere manages to retain a definite sense of fun, and the opportunities to get involved are endless.
I appreciated the tie-in of academics, co-curriculars and spiritual life.
I surrounded myself with other strong students. I wanted to take classes with people who would drive me to be successful.
LM is a place where diversity and service is important.
The variety of sports, clubs, and practical aspects of the school makes Lancaster Mennonite school stand out. The chapels are very enlightening, and spiritually enriching. I have grown in my relationship with God. I have become a better person. The diversity is what has made me love it even more. I have made friends from all around the world. I can truly see God working through my life in Lancaster Mennonite School.
At LM, there's no
pressure to "teach to the test."
Community, diversity and service.
When I reflect on my LM experience, these three concepts prove to be very significant. In addition to the dynamic academic environment LM has offered me, I have also been challenged to engage in a supportive community of students, celebrate diversity and pursue service opportunities.
Spending the first six year of my education at a different school, I am able to appreciate/evaluate LM in the context of other educational institutions. While most Christian schools are relatively small, I have found the size of LM to be a comfortable medium; large enough to offer a significant amount of opportunities and extra-curricular activities and small enough for every student to be acknowledged as more than a number.
The seed planted in my soul at LM continues to blossom.
At my former school, I was just getting by with the bare minimum and not applying myself to my full potential. At LM, something clicked. I was intrigued by the delight the teachers had to teach their subjects and to teach me as a person. A seed was planted for learning and sharing with others. Thanks to LM, I went on to get a Bachelor's degree in social work and then a Master's degree (MSW) from Temple University. I also spent some time in Honduras to share what I learned with others. I can say wholeheartedly that I am truly blessed; the seed that was planted in my soul many years ago at LM continues to blossom.
People at LM don't just preach the word, they live it.
The teachers really cared. You weren't just this kid that was in the class. They really cared about your future and your relationship with the Lord. That stuck with me with how I teach kids. I'm a Blazer through and through, and getting an award helps to send that message out that I'm doing what I think God put me on the earth to do. If you're not helping others, I think you're just wasting time.
LM teachers and administrators are a positive influence on our children.
They interact with them as mentors, not rule-enforcers. LM is a school system that encourages parent involvement and we feel we are part of a school family. LM challenges students to be role models to others and agents of change as world citizens. The best part about Lancaster Mennonite is the positive atmosphere. LM is small enough that everyone can be treated as an individual, but large enough to provide students with opportunities offered by bigger schools.
John & Melissa Mattilio
The teachers at LMH had a great impact on my life.
They helped me build my self-confidence and encouraged me to dream and work towards what I want to be in the future. LMH is an extraordinary school, which helped me succeed by believing in this principle: "If you can dream it, you can do it."
Estella Fan Xinyuan
The education I received at LMH prepared me to succeed at an academically rigorous college like Franklin and Marshall.
Athletics were also an important part of my time at LMH, and I was part of some very successful teams. The benefits of good coaching and learning how to work as a team definitely extend into my career today. I feel the most important thing I took away from LMH was that the friendships I developed have extended well beyond my time spent there, which I really feel is unique in relation to other high schools... the network of Lancaster business professionals who are LMH alumni is a large group, and these leaders are active in their communities. This network of leaders has been a valuable resource in my life and my career since the day I graduated.
The Christian environment, the high quality of the faculty, staff and students stand out.
LMH offers so many different options for academic courses and athletics. I recommend LMH to those who are looking for a high quality education and a friendly place at the same time.
Juan David Gomez