Open House

We believe the best way to evaluate whether a school is right for your family, is to actually see the school in action. To that end, instead of an open house in the evening, when the school is empty, we organize an Open House week. This week is February 19-23, 2018.  During this week, parents have several options for visiting the school:

  • School for a Day (Kindergarten) – Parents  can have their prospective kindergartners actually attend EMS for one day from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. This option is available on Tuesday (20th) and Thursday (22nd).  The children will participate with other students in a variety of learning activities, taught by Miss Wagler, our regular Kindergarten teacher. While the children are in class, the Principal, Mr. Good, will provide for parents an overview of the vision and mission of EMS, a personalized tour of the school, a curriculum and pedagogy review,  and a visit to the Kindergarten class their child is attending.
  • Individual Meeting and Tour – Parents can set up individual meetings with the Principal, Mr. Good, and he will provide an overview of the vision and mission of EMS, a personalized tour of the school (including classroom visits to the specific grades of interest), and a curriculum and pedagogy review. These meetings can be scheduled anytime during the school day, Monday (Feb 19), Wednesday (Feb 21), or Friday (Feb 23).
  • Student Shadow Day (Grades 7-12) – Parents can have their prospective middle or high school students shadow an EMS student for a day. Prospective students will be given a day long program that includes all the  components of a regularly programmed EMS high school student. This will give prospective students a “real life” look at EMS’s academic program. If parents choose, on this day, they can also arrange an individual meeting with the Principal, Mr. Good. The ideal time for this option is Monday, February 19th, though there is some scheduling flexibility with this option and our office will work them out on a case by case basis.

In cases where parents can not make a “day-time” visit work, the Principal is willing to make some room for evening individual tours and meetings.

Ephrata Mennonite School partners with parents and churches to challenge students to become Citizens of the Kingdom of God, who are Lifelong Learners and Team Players, through Diligent Work and Academic Excellence.