Admissions

We welcome students at any grade level — kindergarten through grade 12 — to our experiential education with an emphasis on the arts in a caring community of faith. We embrace students with a wide range of interests and skill levels.

STEP 1: VISIT. Register to take part in a visitation event, or schedule an individual tour at any time.

STEP 2: REVIEW VARIABLE TUITION. We work with each family to make an EMS education affordable. Review our variable tuition model and schedule a conversation with Mike Stoltzfus, director of business affairs, to discuss your questions.

STEP 3: APPLY ONLINE. Complete the online application and the FACTS tuition assistance application if you have determined (step 2) that is appropriate for your situation.

STEP 4: ENROLL. Once your student has been admitted to EMS and you have received your family’s tuition information, finalize enrollment using our online enrollment system. A $350 non-refundable general fee is due upon enrollment.

Dates to Remember

  • Nov. 1 - Feb.15: Application fee waived
  • Feb. 16 - summer: $50 admission application fee
  • March 15: FACTS tuition assistance application due
  • April 1 - 30: Enrollment for new students including payment of $350 non-refundable student general fee

Documents required for application:

Kindergarten

  • Online application
  • Preschool teacher reference
  • Personal reference
  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization schedule
  • Virginia School Entrance Health form (submitted before the start of the school year)

Grades 1-5

  • Online application
  • Current teacher reference
  • Personal reference
  • Copies of school records or homeschool work
  • Use this form to authorize your student’s current primary school to share transcripts with EMS

Grades 6-12

  • Online application
  • Preschool teacher reference
  • Personal reference
  • Pastor/spiritual reference
  • Copies of school records or homeschool work
  • Use this form to authorize your student’s current secondary school to share transcripts with EMS

Homeschooled students: In addition to the documents above, homeschooled students entering school for the first time must provide a copy of student’s immunization schedule and Virginia School Entrance Health form (submitted before the start of the school year).

After you submit the application and accompanying documents, please contact your student’s references to ensure they have received an emailed reference form from the school. Ask them to complete these electronic forms as soon as possible.

The admission file is complete when the school has received the application and all supportng documents. We will review it and contact you with questions. Occasionally, we may request additional information or may schedule a meeting with families during the admission phase.

Eastern Mennonite School does not discriminate on the basis of any race, color, handicap, national or ethnic origin, and admits students to all rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.