Preguntas frecuentes

What are EMS' COVID protocols?
See the COVID-19 page for the 2021-22 school year here.

¿Cuáles son los tamaños de las clases de EMS?
Class sizes depend on the grade. K-2 enrollment is limited to 15 students per class except in special cases. Grades 3-5 are capped at 18 per class. 6th grade will have 18 or fewer per section, while 7th and 8th grade is typically 20 or fewer per class section.  There are usually 40-50 students in each high school grade. A required high school course may have 22 students; an elective course may have 6-10 students.

¿Puedo visitar clases?
Yes, please do!  Parents are welcome to visit EMS classes. Middle and high school students who want to learn more about EMS are invited to visit on a school day and will be assigned a host student with similar interests.  For elementary families, we request that parents visit first to minimize confusion for younger children. Please arrange a visit ahead of time by calling Marsha Thomas, al 540-236-6021 o enviando un correo electrónico.. See information about upcoming visitation opportunities aquí.

¿Los estudiantes de EMS toman las pruebas SOL?
No. The classes required for an EMS high school diploma are based on Virginia department of education standards, but our students are not required to take the statewide SOL tests in grades K-12. This allows EMS teachers freedom and creativity in the classroom so that energies may be directed to the art of teaching students and inspiring critical thinkers. Our teachers focus on instilling problem solving and essential life or "soft" skills to best prepare students for life in and out of the classroom, instead of simply preparing them for a test. We do offer standardized testing as various grade levels, but more for our own accountability and assessment rather than state mandated requirements.

Do the middle and high schools have block scheduling?
Yes. Eastern Mennonite has a four-block day.  A 20-minute chapel, class meeting or Neighbor Group meeting is a part of the daily schedule, as well as a 30-minute lunch.

¿Qué porcentaje de graduados van a la universidad?
EMS graduates are strong applicants to competitive colleges, community colleges and trade programs. About 90 percent of graduates choose to go directly to an institute of higher learning. However, it is important to take into consideration that many of our graduating seniors choose to take a gap year and do mission or service work immediately after high school before continuing their education. We are proud that many EMHS seniors consider options for personal growth and serving the greater good as they leave Eastern Mennonite School. Read more about our oficina de consejería universitaria y resultados

¿EMS tiene uniformes?
No, but students K-12 are asked to consider their clothing selection in light of suggested guidelines. Read more in the manuales que contienen información sobre las pautas de vestimenta.

¿Qué actividades extracurriculares están disponibles?
Ofrecemos clubes, atletismo, theatre, and musical opportunities for students of all ages.  Learn more by exploring the campus life and athletics sections of this website.

¿Los estudiantes de EMS toman clases de Biblia?
Y es. Somos una escuela cristiana, y los estudiantes deben tomar un semestre de clase de Biblia por cada año que estén en EMS. Usamos el plan de estudios de Encuentro desarrollado por la Agencia de Educación Menonita. Disfrutamos y celebramos un cuerpo estudiantil diverso en EMS con diversos antecedentes religiosos en todos los grados. Se anima a los estudiantes a compartir sus perspectivas de fe y cómo se relacionan con los principios menonitas / anabautistas en los que se basa EMS. Vea un número de la revista TODAY con más historias y detalles sobre la formación de la fe en EMS.

¿Asisten los estudiantes de EMS a la capilla?
Yes. In grades 6-12 students and faculty gather three days a week for a 20-minute servicio de capilla de 20 minutos. Chapel is planned with input from students and has a variety of speakers and presentations. One day a week, students gather with their classmates for business and activities to get to know one another. On another day, middle and high school students and faculty gather in small intentional gatherings of 8-10 students and one faculty member called "Los Grupos de Vecinos."

In grades K-5, students attend a Wednesday program called Gathering which includes speakers from local churches and organizations.

Families are welcome to attend Chapel and Gathering to learn and worship with us! Chapel is also livestreamed and available to view on YouTube aquí.

¿Y si necesito apoyo académico?
EMS has a full-time Learning Support Services Coordinator, Rebecca Yutzy. She oversees learning support working in collaboration with teachers, school counselors and principals.  All teachers work diligently to provide accommodations and support for all students, including those with IEPs.  EMS is not, however, able to provide services for students with more significant challenges.  We would be happy to discuss options with you. Contact Marsha Thomas.

¿Hay ayuda financiera disponible?
EMS trabaja con cada familia para que la educación EMS sea asequible. Visite la página de matrículas para obtener más información sobre el valor de una inversión en una educación EMS y ver el rango de costos de matrícula para cada división escolar. Si tiene dudas sobre su capacidad para cubrir la inversión financiera, complete el proceso de ayuda financiera. Las solicitudes de asistencia financiera pueden completarse en línea desde la herramienta FACTS y deben completarse antes del 15 de marzo. Además, su estudiante puede calificar para asistencia de beca.

¿EMS proporciona transporte?
Yes. EMS develops routes using the school's transportation fleet for points south as far as Staunton and east of Harrisonburg. Details are available as interest level is gathered and processed with other families. There is an additional charge for bus service that varies, depending on location.

¿EMS tiene maestros certificados?
Yes, teachers at EMS are certified, and many have a master's degree as well as extensive professional experience, diverse global education, and cross-cultural experience. Our head of school and two teachers currently have doctorate degrees.

¿Qué porcentaje de los estudiantes de EMS son menonitas?
Damos la bienvenida a estudiantes de todas las religiones. Aproximadamente la mitad de los estudiantes de EMS asisten a una iglesia menonita, y la otra mitad proviene de una variedad de otras denominaciones y tradiciones religiosas cristianas y no cristianas. EMS está patrocinado por la Conferencia Menonita de Virginia de la Iglesia Menonita de EE. UU.