Come visit!

Come discover a school of experiential learning in a community of faith!


Students on the summer 2017 Discovery trip explored national parks
and other sites as they learned about water  and land issue.

Our next Student Visitation Day for middle and high school is March 25. Students will shadow a student with similar interests. Informational session available for parents. Download this form to register!

If that doesn't suit, attend another upcoming admissions event or schedule a private tour. Parents of elementary students should visit without their child first to minimize any confusion for younger children. Middle and high school students and parents are welcome to explore our school together. A tour will last about an hour. Students may also visit classrooms for part of a day or a full day, depending on the age of the student and your family's schedule.

2018-19 Elementary Admissions Events

Fall Festival - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m.  Family activities and fun.

Ready, Set, Kindergarten...Already?! - Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6 to 7 p.m.  Free for preschool parents. Information and Q&A to help prepare you and your child for the transition to kindergarten. A local pediatrician and an early childhood education professor will discuss kindergarten readiness. Open to the public. Childcare is provided with registration.

Open House, parents of pre-school  through grade 4 - March 28 and May 9, 2018, 8:30 to 10 a.m. Parents of students who are in pre-school through 4th grade are invited to drop in between for coffee, conversation and observation. Talk with Maria Archer, principal; Marsha Thomas, admissions counselor; teachers, other parents and school counselors. Observe classrooms. Event will begin in the art/music room of the elementary wing on the upper level of the building at 801 Parkwood Drive. Park in the front of the building (semi-circle), or, if full, in the lower lot near the gymnasium. Enter the front doors of the building through the glass doors to check in at the front office. RSVP to Marsha Thomas at 540-236-6021 or email

2018-19 Middle and High School Admissions Events

Student Visitation Days.  Fifth grade students shadow a current 6th grade student for the day. Older middle and high school students are hosted by a student in his or her grade. Attend classes, meet faculty, and experience our personalized environment. Parents are invited to tour the school, attend chapel, learn about our curriculum. Dates for the 2018-19 school year are:

  • Monday, November 5, 2018  
  • Monday, January 21, 2019
  • Monday, March 25, 2019

Download the registration form

Parent Breakfasts

Parents of rising 6th grade students: Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 7:30 a.m. Whether you are a current parent, a new EMS  family, or want to learn more about our 6th grade, come learn about our gentle transition to middle school, our curriculum, highlights of our 6th grade year, and ways to prepare for the middle school years. Please RSVP for this event.

Parents of rising 9th grade students: Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 a.m. Hear from our College and Career Counselor, our director of academics, and our counseling staff as you learn about the 9th grade year and beyond. Whether you are a current EMS middle school family or considering our school , all are welcome. Please RSVP for this event.

Private Tours

If you are not able to attend an admissions event, please schedule a private tour with Marsha Thomas, admissions counselor. Use the booking calendar on this page or call 540-236-6021.

Please note we may be unable to accommodate requests for tours or student visits during the month of May.

Summer visits welcome; please call or email to schedule.

We look forward to welcoming you soon!