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

Mum's the word?
  • All School News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Mr. John Frankenfield, former Director of Development of our school and father to Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Sarah Price, has used his love for gardening to help make our EC-Grade 8 Campus a more beautiful place!

Take a look and you will see 60 colorful mums that he donated and planted in the main courtyard. He and a crew of volunteers (including former Spanish teacher Mr. Eldon Miller) will spread bark mulch to complete this project.

Although he would prefer "mum's the word", please thank them if you get an opportunity!

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Cast list announced for Fall Musical
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Director Emily Rittenhouse has announced the cast list for Dock's fall musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Performances are November 9-10-11 at 7:00 p.m.


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Grades 9-12 Admissions Open House
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News
Grades 9-12 Admissions Open House

12:30 - 3:00 p.m. Longacre Center Commons

Prospective students and families are invited to come meet Admissions Director Doug Hackman and faculty, and tour the campus. A complimentary lunch will be served from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Come explore what ignites students' passions at Dock; bring along a friend! No pre-registration required; contact Admissions Director Doug Hackman or call 215.362.2675, ext. 106 for more information.

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Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017
  • All School News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Homecoming and Family Weekend 2017

Dock Mennonite Academy's 2017 Homecoming & Family Weekend will celebrate the memories and achievements of our fall athletic teams—and provide graduates and family members of all ages an opportunity to actively participate. You and your family are invited to attend the fun events of the weekend. Click here for a list of events for the weekend and to RSVP!


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Dock's new Outdoor Adventure class
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Outdoor Adventure is a new class in the Dock Curriculum Guide for 2017-18, teaching basic skills in biking, hiking, camping, nutrition, and physical fitness. "The goal is to help students develop a lifelong appreciation for fitness," says Dock Health & Phys Ed teacher Darla Bergey, who will teach the Outdoor Adventure class along with Matt Moyer.

See more photos in the Media Gallery


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8th Grade FACS class tries new foods
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Mrs. Baker's 8th grade Family & Consumer Sciences (FACS) class is starting the year off with a unit on ethnic foods. Our discussion was on how are we are introduced to new foods. What makes a food appealing? Why do we choose not to try new foods? Mrs. Baker set up 12 stations where students tasted and evaluated foods that were unfamiliar: capers, pickled pigs feet, smoked oysters, fennel, ground cherries, elderberries, gorgonzola, cumin, ginger, scrapple, plum butter, horseradish. Based on the faces of (below, l to r) Ben Longacre, Carter Jagiela, and David Michel, the reactions were mixed!

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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
We have two children at Dock Mennonite Academy's EC-Grade 8 Campus. We have been very happy with our experience. The teachers are great! They care about the students, and the students can feel it; I believe this helps the students succeed. Every child has a gift, and Dock allows that gift to grow; children are encouraged to find and nurture their gift. We feel blessed that our children can attend Dock Mennonite Academy.The O'Rourke's, EC-Grade 8 parents
I fell in love before I even stepped out of the car. I saw the wide open campus and thought it would be amazing to walk outside from class to class. The style of teaching is so different; hands-on and interactive, so students actually pay attention to what is being taught. I realized I could play soccer and create the art I was always interested in, and be completely devoted to both. I was sold—I made my decision to join the Dock Class of 2017.Mia Bevilacqua '17

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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