Join us for a Family Visit Day

We'd love to hear from you, complete an inquiry form to start the process.

Middle and High School 

Join us for Family Visit Days throughout the year!

  • Friday, October 25, 2024
  • Monday, November 4, 2024
  • Wednesday, January 22, 2024
  • Tuesday, February 18, 2024
  • Friday, March 28, 2024

Middle and High School Family Visit Day! What’s the scoop? 

  • Parent(s) Session from 8:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
  • Prospective students will shadow a current student from 8:15 a.m. - noon
    • Explore the Campus: Take a guided tour of the campus, including classrooms, and other facilities.
    • Meet Faculty and Staff: Interact with teachers, administrators, and other staff members to learn about EMS’s educational philosophy and programs.
    • Attend Classes: Attend classes to observe the classroom atmosphere.
    • Connect with Current Staff/Students: Hear from administration to get insights into the EMS experiences and daily life.
    • Learn About Admissions: Gather information about the admissions process, and financial aid.

Contact Abigail Cook, admissions counselor, to register at, or call 540-236-6021.

Prefer a private tour? We are happy to welcome families when it suits their schedules. Contact or 540-236-6021 to schedule a time for you and your student.


Kindergarten open houses this fall

  • Friday, October 11, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2024
  • Tuesday, October 28, 2024

Potential Family Open house: For families interested in grades 1-5.  

  • Date and information to be determined....

To register for future events or to schedule a private tour, complete an inquiry form here.  If you are already in our records, contact Abigail Cook, admissions counselor, at 540-236-6021 or to register.

Interested in grades K-5 for 2024-25? Elementary grades are currently at capacity with admission pools. However, we want to hear about your interest in EMS and to add your family to our records for the future. Complete an inquiry form here. Contact Abigail Cook at or call 540-236-6021 with questions about elementary admissions.

Why did your family choose EMS?

"I LOVE what EMS provides for our children. Caring, community, connection, and prioritizing children’s well-being." — Facebook post by a mother of children in elementary, middle and high school at EMS.

"Our son has attended EMS since kindergarten and we couldn't imagine a better learning or athletic environment for him. When it came time for our granddaughter to start kindergarten, EMS wasn't only our first choice, it was our only choice."  —Robin, parent and grandparent

"Hannah has enjoyed the outdoor play areas at EMS. She comes home telling us about the forts they made, berry soup, and playing in the streams. Her love for nature and class time outside is one of the highlights of her day."  —Ramona, alumnus and parent

"My kids are so happy to be attending EMS! They love being able to be with their friends. It makes a big difference for them to have interactive learning which gives them a sense of community and support." —Melinda, middle and high school parent.


Science teacher Sarah Mitch with eighth grade students measuring volume and weight of materials gathered in the playground.

Learn more... 

Schedule a private tour of our campus!

Complete an inquiry form to choose a time or contact the Admissions Office at or 540-236-6021.

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

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the school’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy: Debbie Katz, High School Counselor and Title IX Compliance Coordinator.

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR at or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.