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Middle and High school

We are accepting applications for students entering grades 6 to 12 for the 2021-22 school year. Find out more about the middle and high school by registering for one of these events:

  • Thursday Morning Coffee Chats -- Join EMS Admissions for coffee and conversation throughout the school year. . . from the comfort of home on Zoom!  Conversation will focus on a specific school division:
    • Parents interested in Grades 6-8, sign up for Chats on March 11, April 22 or April 29.  Register HERE.
    • For information about Grades 9-12 sign up for Chats on March 25, April 1, or May 6.  Register HERE.
  • Virtual Open Houses -- Prospective and admitted students and parents are welcome to log in. The evening open houses will include input from the principals, some teachers and time for Q&A. The daytime open houses will include a "peek" at morning classes and brief comments by principals. Register by clicking on the school division and choosing your date:
    • Middle school:  Wed., March 24, 7 p.m.  and Wed., March 31 at 9 a.m.
    • High school:  Wed., April 14, 7 p.m. and Wed., April 28 at 9 a.m.
  • In-person Visits


We are delighted that interest in Eastern Mennonite Elementary School is high, and our K-5 grades are filled to capacity with wait pools for every grade for the 2021-22 school year.  We would love to know of your interest, however! Please complete an inquiry form here to tell us about your student and interests so we can keep you informed about upcoming open house events and opportunities to apply.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions and safety protocols, we welcome you to visit campus after hours or to attend a virtual admissions event. See details above. Contact Marsha Thomas, Admissions Counselor, at or 540-236-6021 with additional questions. 


"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, 12th grade parent. 

"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, '94 alum and 4th grade parent.

"My kids are so happy to be attending EMS! They love being able to be with their friends. It makes a big different for them to have interactive learning which gives them a sense of community and support." -Melinda, 6th and 9th grade parent.


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

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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 policyAndrea Wenger, Director of Advancement.

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