Learning for lives of purpose

Two Campuses. One Community.

From the first day of preschool until graduation, each Dock student is nurtured by a community that serves as an extension of family. Teachers are caring and supportive. Parents are thoughtful and involved. Peers inspire and encourage. At Dock you will find a true community of learners.

Early Childhood - Grade 8

Grades 9 - 12

Dock Newsroom

New Student Social
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock's New Student Social will be held on Thursday, August 17, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet other new students and enjoy some games and snacks. Parents are welcome to attend and meet other parents in Rosenberger Academic Center.

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Yearbook Night
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Come be the first to see Dock's 2017 Yearbook, the Schul Andenken, on Monday, August 14, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The event will be held rain or shine on the Detweiler House porch. This is a great time to reconnect with friends!

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Grades 9-12 Fall Musical
  • Arts News

Dock's fall musical will be Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, with Mrs. Emily Rittenhouse as Director, and Ms. Emily Grimes as Music Director. An informational meeting will be held Friday, August 25 at 12 noon in the Auditorium. Auditions will be held August 31 from 3:00 - 5:30 pm, and September 5 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm in the theater, with call-backs on September 6 at 3 p.m.

For the audition, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that shows off your range. Questions? Contact Mrs. Rittenhouse

Performances will be November 9-10-11 at 7 p.m.

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New Family Meal
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

New Family Meal

We are hosting a Back to School Family Meal for all of our kindergarten families as well as any new elementary and middle school families on Tuesday, August 22 beginning at 5:30 PM in our cafeteria. We look forward to chatting over pizza! Please RSVP with the number of people in your family attending to Linda Souder by Monday, August 14.

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Back-to-School Open House
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Open House for K-8th Grade Students and Families

You're invited to Dock Mennonite Academy's OPEN HOUSE, for all new and returning Kindergarten-8th grade students and families. Please plan to come on Tuesday, August 22 anytime between 3:30 and 5:30 PM. Elementary students can bring their school supplies to the Open House. We look forward to welcoming you back to school!

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Early Childhood Explore Days
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Early Childhood Explore Days will be held on Thursday and Friday, August 24 and 25. Each Early Childhood family will have a scheduled time to come explore their child's classroom, meet the teacher, and do a short activity together. The Explore Days will provide time for individual attention for each child and a chance for parents and teachers to connect at the start of the school year. You will receive an email to sign up for a time slot. Come ready to experience an exciting "first taste" of this year of play, learning, and growth!

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2017-18 School Year: Important Dates, Grades 9-12
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Can you believe it—the start of the 2017-18 school year is just around the corner. Here are some important start-of-the-school-year dates for you to keep in mind!

  • Monday, August 14 - Fall sports practices begin. Are your registration and forms complete?
  • Tuesday, August 15 - Prayer Walk, Grades 9-12 Campus. Join parents, faculty, administration and staff to pray for students and the new school year.
  • Tuesday, August 22 - New Family Orientation. New students are strongly encouraged to attend this event to walk their schedules, learn the layout of the campus, and other important information to help get the school year started well.
  • Thursday, August 24 - First Day of School. First bell is 7:45 a.m.!
  • Tuesday, August 29 - Fall Parent-Coach Night. Come meet your student-athlete's coach and receive important information about the upcoming season.
  • Friday, September 1 - No School
  • Monday, September 4 - No School, Labor Day holiday
  • Monday, September 11 - Friday, September 15 - Spiritual Life Emphasis Week. Special speakers in chapel all week!
  • Wednesday, September 13 - Pastors' Day, Grades 9-12 campus
  • Tuesday, September 19 - Picture Day
  • Thursday, September 28 - Fall Golf Tournament
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    Fall Golf Tournament
    • All School News

    The Fall Golf Tournament is a family-friendly outing unlike any other! There are games and a candy drop for kids, golf for the adults, and great food and prizes. Tee times are at 8 am and 1 pm. Register today as a foursome, twosome or individual.

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    Purpose Beyond Academics

    On the field, court and stage—these are the places where memories are made. At Dock, the arts, athletics, and other co-curricular opportunities are an essential component of the learning experience.

    Athletics

    Play here. Excel here. Win here.

    Theater

    Follow your passion here.

    The Arts

    We celebrate creativity here!

    Robotics

    Learn technology here.

    Music

    Find your beat here.

    Dock By The Numbers

    88%

    of students receive financial aid or discounts

    Aid can include direct support from Dock or assistance from churches

    95%

    Percentage of graduates who attend college

    Others take a gap year for service or enter the workforce

    75%

    Percentage of Faculty with Advanced Degrees

    Dock strives to develop a life-long love of learning—and our faculty lead the way.

    12:1

    Faculty to Student Ratio

    Class sizes offer opportunities for quality teacher-student interaction and individual attention

    8

    countries represented

    A global perspective is a strength of the Dock experience

    134

    churches represented

    Dock serves many other denominations; less than half of our students are Mennonite

    99%

    Percentage of students who participate in a co-curricular activity

    From athletics to music to drama to robotics and more, students have rich opportunities beyond the classroom

    33%

    Percentage of students annually who take and pass at least one AP Exam

    Our faculty encourage students to stretch themselves to reach their full potential

    66%

    Percentage of students participating in one or more sports

    Student-athletes find excellent opportunities to participate in spor(s) they love, even as freshmen

    102

    Number of league championships claimed by Dock teams

    The Bicentennial Athletic League provides strong competition from both public and private schools
    We love our school! It has a Mennonite heart with solid, serious academics, beautiful families and children, and a superb high school.Jenny Fujita, with daughters Pi'ikea (6th grade, left) and La'akea (10th grade)
    My experience at Dock has been amazing. The opportunities provided here are great for helping you figure out what interests you most! I have participated in a wide range of activities—from ceramics to sports to student government. I am truly grateful for the ways Dock has allowed me to express who I am and discover my unique qualities. Lindsey Bernd '18
    When my daughter graduated from Dock she was totally prepared for college. The level of academics gave her a sense of achieving her goals, and her self-esteem soared. The teachers actually work with the students. Homework was heavy, but if your child plans to attend a college or university, he/she will be totally prepared. Personally I found the teachers to be attentive to the students, and available to parents, even on short notice. We lived quite a distance from Dock, but with the level of academics and teacher-parent involvement, it was worth the commute and tuition.parent review on greatschools.org

    Purpose That Inspires

    We believe that school should inspire students—and parents. Our faculty create a challenging but supportive environment that makes students want to learn, but also provide a meaningful faith context for learning. That's what learning for lives of purpose is all about.

    Beyond Dock: Lives of Purpose

    Investment in a Dock education begins yielding a return almost immediately, as graduates place a high value on their high school experience and discover they are exceptionally well-prepared for college. Yet the dividends continue to grow for a lifetime.

    Rachel Derstine '03

    Henry Rosenberger '63

    Angela Leidig '92

    American University - Washington, DC
    Berkeley - University of Califnoria
    Boston College
    Brown University
    Cairn University
    Carnegie Mellon University
    Eastern University
    Eastern Mennonite University - Serving, Leading, Transforming
    Fashion Institute of New York
    Franklin & Marshall College
    Georgetown University
    Goshen College
    LeHigh University
    Messiah College
    University of Michigan
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    New York University
    University of Oregon - College of Education
    Parsons School of Design
    University of Pennsylvania
    Princeton University
    Purdue University
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
    Savannah School of Art and Design
    Villanova University
    University of Virginia
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