Eastern Mennonite School is an organization which serves VMC members and congregations as their primary constituency.

Mission
Eastern Mennonite School joins home and church in calling students to faith in Jesus Christ, academic excellence, personal integrity, and compassionate service in the world.

Educational philosophy:
EMS has served Harrisonburg and the surrounding counties for over 90 years, combining an academically challenging curriculum with a strong commitment to Christian discipleship, peace and justice issues, service, and a global outlook.

The K-12 curriculum is designed to foster reading, research, writing and presentation skills that grow student curiosity, creative and insightful thinking, organizational strategies and a moral social conscience. A strong college preparatory track includes honors, Advanced Placement, and other advanced courses. Regular activities are also designed to help students grow spiritually as well as intellectually. In study, worship, and play, students are challenged to integrate faith with life — to learn and apply Biblical standards to life’s decisions. A participatory-based co-curricular program at the elementary level encourages exploration of athletics and other interests. Secondary students further refine skills and confidence in performance through a music program, including a choir which tours internationally, drama and musical theater, service opportunities, a wide variety of clubs, and competitive athletics.

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