Lancaster Mennonite brings out the best in students!

As a comprehensive, holistic private school, LM helps students of diverse abilities and interests be all they can be. The student body includes students with academic difficulties as well as Merit Scholars; it includes those who want to work with their hands as well as those who aspire to work toward professional careers. We are proud to offer an expansive offering of STEAM classes and opportunities integrated within our curriculum at all grade levels.

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Why Choose Us


LM’s academic excellence is evidenced by our 100% college acceptance rate, 99% pass rate of Advanced Placement exams, SAT scores 140 points above the national average. According to College Board data, LM students also score significantly higher on Advanced Placement test success of LM students versus PA and national averages.

Academic Chart - SAT Scores consistently 140 Points above the national average


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AP & Honors Courses

College Acceptance Rate

College Prep Program

We offer a broad range of challenging courses, including 14 AP Courses, 10 Honors Courses, and numerous dual enrollment courses from Eastern Mennonite University and Messiah University. Our courses are designed to meet the needs of high-achieving students preparing for college. We combine a rigorous education and unique extracurriculars with a caring, Christ-centered community.

Our Graduates Attend

Educational Programs

For its size, LM produces many National Merit Scholars and Commended Scholars.

LM receives positive feedback from colleges regarding the academic preparation of LM graduates. LM alumni have entered highly selective colleges and universities.

LM students do well in various competitions with students from other schools.

LM students consistently win regional and national awards in art, music, writing, FFA and other competitions.

LM teachers are caring, competent professionals.

A majority of the faculty possess advanced degrees and have lived or studied in other countries, bringing a truly global perspective to their teaching. A number of LM teachers have received recognition at the local, state and national levels.

LM’s holistic programs have a winning tradition.

In athletics as well as clubs, LM programs consistently win at local, district and state levels. LM students have been recognized at the national level for writing, art, spelling and other endeavors.

Surveys of parent satisfaction give LM high marks.

Highly-educated and quality-minded parents are satisfied with Lancaster Mennonite School. The fact that many doctors, lawyers, college professors, school administrators, psychologists and educators want an LM education for their children speaks well of the school’s educational quality. Many quality-conscious and results-oriented business persons also are satisfied that an LM education is worth the investment.

Lancaster Mennonite School is accredited by Cognia and the Mennonite Education Agency.

Being accredited means that LM has met all the standards for accreditation by these two groups and that it has developed and is implementing a measurable plan for student growth in core academic areas as well as spiritual growth.

What Our Graduates ARe Doing

JORDAN KAUFFMAN ‘05 builds bridges of peace in his role as the Executive Director of New Person Ministries

“Many of the men we work with are grappling with how to rebuild their lives and restore relationships that have been broken in some way,” he says. NPM provides housing, spiritual formation, case management, and a community of accountability and support for men navigating this journey, all in an effort to facilitate restoration and wholeness in their lives.

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KIMBERLY (NISSLY) HENDERSON ‘05 looks back fondly on her time at Lancaster Mennonite and remembers Sheri Wenger as a strong influence in her life. “She was a great teacher, really challenging, and prepared me for college. I enjoyed her AP History and Sociology classes, and majored in History and minored in Sociology largely due to her.”

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Since 2013, AMY (YODER) MCGLOUGHLIN ‘90 has been involved with Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT), an organization committed to the transforming power of nonviolence. Thinking back on what influenced her to begin working with CPT, she says, “I originally went on a delegation because I was tired of saying that the occupation in Palestine was too complicated to understand. If I believe in the work of peace modeled by Jesus, I need to be willing to get into the complicated mess of history and human relationships.”

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Get in Touch Today

Call 717.740.2429 to speak directly to an admissions counselor and request more information or schedule a campus tour. We look forward to meeting you!

“I have 3 kids who attend LM. We love it! We love the teachers, academic programs, Spanish Immersion program, faith focus, and students. It’s a wonderful community of supportive people.” 

Tricia S., Parent of LM Students