Application, variable tuition and enrollment 

We are delighted you are interested in Eastern Mennonite School and happy to answer any questions. Please review the steps below in the application, financial aid and enrollment process.

Step 1. VISIT

A campus visit is the best way to experience the culture of our school, share your hopes for your student, and determine if EMS is a good fit for your family. We host admissions events throughout the year and individual tours on request. When registering for an event or a tour, please let us know if you have any special requests for your visit.

Contact Mike Stoltzfus, director of operations, to discuss our variable tuition if you have questions about your investment in an EMS experience.

Step 2.  APPLY

Please use our online application. Follow the instructions to create an account. Once you have logged in, you will find four online applications:

  • Kindergarten application
  • Grades 1-5 application
  • Grades 6-12 application
  • International application (click here for more information).

Timelines and documents

Please refer to the admission timelines on the right side of this page. Please also note supporting documents are required for different applications. They include:  

  • two to three references, depending on the grade level.

  • school transcripts from student’s current school or copies of homeschool work and testing. You may also use this form to authorize your student’s current primary or secondary school to share his/her school transcripts with EMS.  

  • other documents such as writing samples for 6-12 grade, and immunization schedules and copies of birth certificates for kindergarten. 

After the application is submitted, you may want to contact your student’s references to ensure they have received the emailed reference form and ask that these electronic forms be completed in a timely manner.

Once we have received the application and all supporting documents, the admission file is complete. It will be reviewed by our admissions committee and our admissions counselor will contact you with further admissions information. Occasionally, we may request additional information or may schedule a meeting with families during the admission phase.

Step 3. Submit a FACTS Financial Aid Application, if desired.

Please review our variable tuition model and schedule a conversation with Mike Stoltzfus, director of operations, about your family's situation if you have questions about the investment in an EMS experience. We partner with FACTS, an online financial aid application and eligibility system, to help determine eligibility for aid. Mulitple factors are used to determine eligiblity. This annual application opens February 1 and must be received by EMS by March 15.   

Step 4. Enroll

Once your application is completed and the student is accepted at EMS, parents must create an online profile to finalize enrollment and payment plans, as well as access information from teachers. Begin here.


Contact the Marsha Thomas in the admissions office at 540-236-6021 or for more information.

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.