Come visit!

Joining us for a day or shorter visit will help you get a sense of our community. Plan today to attend an upcoming admissions event or to schedule a private tour when convenient for your family.
Download this form to register for the November 5, 2018 Student Visitation.


We suggest parents of elementary students visit without their child first to minimize any confusion for younger children. For middle and high school families, we welcome parents and students to explore our school together. Expect a tour to last at least one 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 Admissions Events


Elementary School:

  • Fall Festival - Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2 to 4 p.m.  Bring the family to celebrate fall's arrival! The afternoon's activities will include rides, hands-on activities, crafts, corn hole, and a seasonal treat to eat! It's a great way to enjoy the colors of the season and explore our campus!

  • Ready, Set, Kindergarten...Already?! - Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 6 to 7 p.m.  This free event for preschool parents offers both information and a Q&A session to help prepare you and your child for the transition to kindergarten. A local pediatrician and an early childhood education professor will discuss signs to look for as you determine your child's readiness for the school environment and a kindergarten classroom. It's free, open to the public and childcare is provided with registration. Please click here to register by January 25, 2019!

  • Earth Day Extravaganza - Sunday, April 28, 2019, 2 to 4 p.m.  Celebrate spring at  Eastern Mennonite Elementary School! We'll prepare a hands-on science activity, provide horse-drawn carriage rides, make seasonal crafts, and enjoy a bag of trail mix as we proceed through the stations. No need to RSVP, just come join in the fun. The entire family is welcome!

Middle and High School:

Student Visitation Days.  Spend a day with us at EMMS and EMHS!  Visitiation days provide 5th grade students with a glimpse of middle school as they shadow a current 6th grade student for the day. Older middle and high school students will be hosted by a student in his or her grade level to attend our small classes, meet our faculty, and experience our personalized environment. Parents are also invited - we'll share information about our curriculum, tour the school, attend chapel and answer your questions. Dates for the 2018-19 school year are:

  • Monday, November 5, 2018  

  • Monday, January 21, 2019

  • Monday, March 25, 2019

Parent Breakfasts!

  • Parents of Rising 6th grade Students:  Join us for breakfast before work on Thursday, March 14, 2019, at 7:30am. Whether you are a current parent, a new EMS  family, or want to learn more about our 6th grade, we invite you to come! You'll 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. Click here to RSVP for this event.

  • Parents of Rising 9th grade Students:  Come for an informative breakfast on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30am. You'll 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! This breakfast is a great way to hear about our high school division, our curriculum, and how we foster well-rounded graduates who are prepared for their future. All are invited - whether you are a current middle school family or considering our school for your student! Click here to RSVP for this event. 


Private Tours:

  • If your schedule does not allow you to attend an admissions event, please schedule a private tour with our Admissions Counselor, Marsha Thomas, by using the booking calendar on this page or calling her  at 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!