Academics

Educational Excellence

At the Lancaster Campus, the high school and middle school offer a comprehensive curriculum with a strong college preparatory program and excellent opportunities in agriculture, the arts, business education, family and consumer sciences, and technology education.

Preparation for College

At Lancaster Mennonite High School, we take pride in pushing our brightest students to academic excellence. We offer a broad range of challenging university-level courses, including classes taught by professors from Eastern Mennonite University and Harrisburg Area Community College.

Mini-Courses

Lancaster Mennonite School realizes that many significant lifelong skills and interests are developed outside the classroom setting. Mini-courses for grades 11 and 12 and class experiences for grades 9 and 10 provide opportunities for students to learn with their peers and teachers and benefit from teachers’ expertise and creativity.

Mini-courses are a minimum of three days and may include overnight trips or day trips for those three days. Students may count school-led summer trips as their mini-course prior to their junior or senior years. Mini-courses focus on an academic area and/or service and occur every two years (spring of even years). Students receive a pass/fail grade for 0.25 credit.

Course Selection

Each spring, students select their courses, both requirements and electives, for the following school year. This is a process that involves the support of their parents, advisory group leader and school counselor. Typically students will take time in advisory groups to select courses for the following school year. Once the advisor and student select courses, the course selection form requires a parent signature. With parental approval, the course selection form is then submitted to the guidance office for the counselor’s final approval before being submitted.

Grading Scale

Our grading scale is modeled off of the standard high school grading system.

  • A (Superior):                       90-100
  • B (Good):                            80-89
  • C (Average):                        70-79
  • D (Below Average):             60-69
  • F (Unsatisfactory):               Below 60

Clubs and Organizations

Lancaster Mennonite School provides opportunities for students to explore and develop their understanding of Christian faith and their gifts through academics, athletics, fine arts, and social activities. In addition to year-long student organizations, numerous short-term clubs for various interest groups are offered every trimester.