Thank you for your interest in Eastern Mennonite School, one of the oldest private schools in Harrisonburg, VA!

Domestic student inquiries for the 2023-24 school year, please email or call 540-236-6021. Space is limited!

Admissions applications for the 2024-25 school year will open November 1, 2023.

International student inquiries, please click here for your unique information.

If you are unable to find the answer to your questions on these pages, please phone 540-236-6021 or email

Damos la bienvenida a los estudiantes en cualquier nivel de grado, desde kindergarden infantes hasta el grado 12, a nuestra educación experimental con énfasis en las artes en una comunidad de fe solidariaAcogemos a estudiantes con una amplia gama de intereses y niveles de habilidad.

"We love the global perspective, and the desire to work with and understand the perspective of others. We love the emphasis on community and communication within the school and the many varied opportunities to work with students of all ages. We love the priority placed on individual/self-directed learning, outdoor experiences, creativity/fine arts, and tangible leadership opportunities for even the youngest students."      —EMS Parent

STEP 1:  VISIT. Register for an Open House or a Family Visit Day (dates here), or schedule a personal tour. Admissions events and tours are available throughout the school year. Complete an inquiry form to indicate interest and to register.

STEP 2:  REVIEW TUITION. Trabajamos con cada familia para que la educación EMS sea asequible. Revise nuestro modelo de matrícula page and talk with admissions and business office personnel about affordability (see STEP 3).

STEP 3:  APPLY ONLINE. Complete la solicitud en línea for the upcoming school year after Nov. 1 and work through the admissions checklist. (Your inquiry prior to Nov. 1 puts you in our records as an interested family). Complete the solicitud de asistencia para la matrícula FACTS application between February 1 and February 28 if you would like to be considered for needs-based assistance.

Elementary admissions is closed at this time. Por favor complete the inquiry form so we can inform you of openings as we plan for future elementary growth opportunities!

STEP 4:  ENROLL. In March, after completing the admissions process, finalize enrollment using our online enrollment system. A $350 non-refundable general fee is due upon enrollment.

Inquiries for 2024-25 and beyond

Parents who want to explore admissions to EMS in the future should complete an inquiry form so that we can stay in touch. Once you are in our records as an interested family, you will be notified well in advance about future admissions events.

Important Dates

  • Nov. 1 - Dec. 31:  Fall admissions season. No application fee. Admissions review by January 10.
  • Jan. 1 - Feb. 28:  Winter admissions season. No application fee. Admissions review by March 10.
  • Feb. 1:  FACTS tuition assistance applications open. $35 processing fee. Deadline:  Feb. 28
  • March 1 - summer:  Spring/summer admissions season. $50 application fee. Space may not be available at all grade levels.
  • March 1:  Enrollment opens for newly admitted students. $350 non-refundable student general fee is due.

Documentos necesarios para la admisión:


  • Aplicaciones en línea
  • Referencia del maestro de preescolar
  • Referencia personal
  • Certificado de nacimiento
  • Calendario de vacunación
  • (Virginia School Entrance Health form - submitted before the start of the school year)

Grados 1-5

  • Aplicaciones en línea
  • Referencia actual del profesor
  • Referencia personal
  • Copias de registros escolares o trabajos de educación en el hogar

Grados 6-12

  • Aplicaciones en línea
  • Referencia actual del profesor
  • Referencia personal
  • Pastor / referencia espiritual (opcional)
  • Copias de registros escolares o trabajos de educación en el hogar
  • Two handwritten essays

Estudiantes escolares en el hogar: Además de los documentos anteriores, los estudiantes educados en el hogar que ingresan a la escuela por primera vez deben proporcionar una copia del calendario de vacunación del estudiante y el formulario de Salud de Entrada a la Escuela de Virginia (presentado antes del inicio del año escolar).

After the application form has been submitted, parents/guardians will follow a checklist to complete the remaining items for the student's admission file. The admissions office is ready to guide parents and answer questions during the process.

The admission file is complete when the school has received the application and all checklist items. We will review it and contact you with questions. Occasionally, we may request additional information or may schedule a meeting with families during the admission phase.

Learning Support

Our Learning Support Services Coordinator collaborates with parents, teachers and principals to provide student-specific services to help each student succeed. These services are made possible through IDEA and Title II funding. The range of services provided depends on the needs of the individual student and the school's resources.

Eastern Mennonite School no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, discapacidad, origen nacional o étnico o religión, y admite a los estudiantes a todos los derechos, privilegios, programas y actividades generalmente concedidos o puestos a disposición de los estudiantes en la escuela.

La siguiente persona ha sido designada para atender las consultas relacionadas con las políticas de no discriminación de la escuela, incluida su política del Título IX: Debbie Katz, High School Counselor and Title IX Compliance Coordinator. 

Para obtener ayuda relacionada con el Título IX u otras leyes de derechos civiles, comuníquese con la OCR at o 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.