Learning for lives of purpose

Two Campuses. One Community.

From the first day of preschool until graduation, each Dock Mennonite Academy 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. Dock is a private Christian school where you will find a true community of learners.

Early Childhood - Grade 8

Grades 9 - 12

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Pray for our new school year!
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The apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonian church and said, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you."

For parents who wonder how they can help our school and faculty prepare for a new year, then, we have a suggestion: Pray.

So please pray for our students. Pray for our teachers, staff, and administrators. Pray for our community. Pray without ceasing. We are thankful for parents and friends of our school who come alongside us in prayer—especially at the start of a new school year!

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Live music on Homecoming Weekend features Dock alum
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There are a ton of reasons you should have our 2022 Homecoming Weekend on your calendar, but here's one of the best: Live music on the Detweiler House lawn featuring the Willow Run Band. This group has roots in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia but also has a distinctly local flavor with Jon ('13) and Megan ('14) Bishop. Their music dances between country, folk, and indie rock with a minimalist approach. Come hear them perform on Saturday, October 15 from 4-5 p.m. Check out our Homecoming 2022 page for lots of other reasons to join us on campus that weekend!

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Dock's 67th Annual Commencement
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock Mennonite Academy held its 67th Annual Commencement ceremony on Saturday, June 11. Dr. Joseph Manickam, president of Hesston College, gave the commencement address, inviting students to get into "the right kind of trouble" in their lives—the trouble that inevitably comes as a result of a vital faith in Jesus Christ. A total of 81 graduates received their diplomas, including four in absentia. We invite you to watch the commencement ceremony and view photos, including students receiving their diplomas, on our Commencement 2022 web page.

Commencement 2022 web page

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Dock teams score at Whack & Roll
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We are so grateful to the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville for the Whack & Roll Nonprofit Croquet Tournament they hosted on Saturday, June 4, and to all the sponsors who contributed prize money. We have a special spot in our hearts for three teams who played well and won some of that prize money for Dock: Representing the Dock Board of Trustees, "Team Hope," Paul and Rina Rampogu (below), finished in 2nd place and won $2,000 for Dock courtesy of Detweiler Hershey & Associates. "Old and in the Way," a team consisting of Tim Fenchel and David Fenchel, finished 7th and won $250, and "The Whackmen," Daryl Hackman and Doug Hackman ('03), finished 8th and also won $250. The first place winners? The "Imperial Hotels," Andrew Derstine ('07) and Justin Burkholder ('17), who played for the Material Resource Center and won $4,000, with the prize sponsored by Bergey's Inc.. Thanks to the MHC and all the sponsors who contributed to the $10,000 total prize purse.


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Senior Presentation schedule
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  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

As part of the requirements for their Communications class, each graduating Dock senior prepares and delivers a 20-minute public presentation reflecting on the ways they have grown academically, socially and spiritually during their years at Dock. These Senior Presentations will be next week, June 6, 7 and 8, from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. in three locations: Clemens Auditorium (chapel), Clemens Theater, and L-214 (a classroom in Longacre Center). Please see the schedule for details.

2022 Senior Presentation schedule

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El Farolero en Espanol
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Congratulations to students in Dr. Annabella SilverMoon's Spanish 3 and AP Spanish classes, who recently "published" their Spanish language version of Dock's Lamplighter magazine—El Farolero en Espanol—to the Dielman Hall display case. Be sure to stop by and have a look!

Felicitaciones a los estudiantes de las clases de Español 3 y AP de la Dra. Annabella SilverMoon, quienes recientemente "publicaron" su versión en español de la revista Lamplighter de Dock—El Farolero en Español—en la vitrina de Dielman Hall. ¡Asegúrate de pasar y echar un vistazo!

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A lesson in democracy?
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Dock 5th grade writers triumph! Even though it is late May, 5th graders and their teacher, Ms. Alice Wolfgang, are still excited about the writing process. Students recently researched chocolate milk, conducted surveys, and also interviewed their parents about strawberry milk and lemonade. They strategized and wrote letters to Chef Bill Lorah in the hopes of bringing back the strawberry milk that they remember from their early school years, and/or possibly even lemonade. Chef Bill graciously read the letters, and the hall was filled with excitement when word got out that lemonade was in the cafeteria for the end of the school year! Students “ran” all the way back from the cafeteria to report this excellent news to Ms. Wolfgang! Congratulations, students, for finding yet another way to make learning fun! #persuasivewritingrocks 

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This is Dock Mennonite Academy

Dock Mennonite Academy offers a dynamic and diverse learning community.

Dock is a private Christian school whose balanced integration of faith and learning teaches students from Early Childhood to Grade 12

to be confident thinkers who lead lives of purpose. Our mission is to offer an affordable Christian school education that inspires and equips every student

to serve with a global perspective by integrating faith, academics, and life-enriching experiences in a Christ-centered environment.

Purpose Beyond Academics



Our private Christian school has a purpose beyond academics. On the field, court and stage—these are the places where memories are made. Dock is a Christian academy where the arts, athletics, and other co-curricular opportunities are an essential component of the learning experience.




Play here. Excel here. Win here.


Follow your passion here.

The Arts

We celebrate creativity here!


Learn technology here.


Find your beat here.

Dock By The Numbers


of students receive financial aid or discounts

Aid can include direct support from Dock or assistance from churches


Percentage of graduates who attend college

Others take a gap year for service or enter the workforce


Percentage of Faculty with Advanced Degrees

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


Faculty to Student Ratio

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


countries recently represented

A global perspective is a strength of the Dock experience


churches represented

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


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


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


Percentage of students participating in one or more sports

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


Number of league championships claimed by Dock teams

The Bicentennial Athletic League provides strong competition from both public and private schools

"I just want to take a moment to say thank you. It is obvious that Dock has spent time and prepared a reopening plan that takes into account the many different thoughts, opinions, concerns, and frustrations of all families during this pandemic. While it is impossible to please everyone, it is clear the two options you have outlined have the biggest probability of satisfying the majority of your families. Providing two options is so refreshing and I realize this will be much extra work for your staff and teachers…thank you! This will be our oldest child's first year at the school, and we could not be more pleased with our choice of Dock!" 

Dock Elementary family

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, right) 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. Homework was heavy, but if your child plans to go to college, he/she will be totally prepared. 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'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 them 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

"Teachers expressed genuine concern for each of our children through words and actions. They recognized the individual qualities, traits, and strengths of each child and focused on their spiritual, academic, social, and athletic qualities."

Jim and Suzanne Gunden, parents of Michael ('16), Erica ('18), and Gabriel ('22) 

"We give thanks to God for the friends, faculty, and experiences that have shaped each of our children. It is so rewarding to see what God has created in them. From establishing a Christian foundation in grade school, to encouraging and creating service opportunities, to living out their faith in high school, Dock has partnered with us as our children have matured over the past 16 years."

Howard and Bonnie Anderson, parents of Lauren ('14), Haley ('16), Brian ('18) and Jonathan ('20)

"One of the best decisions we’ve ever made was to send our girls to Dock. You provide kids with a holistic and individualized education and you help them to recognize their abilities and their limitless potential. Emma is a different person today than she was walking into that school in September. We are so grateful to all of her teachers.  Each one made an impact on her—that’s not an exaggeration."

Tim and Erica Celenza, parents of Emma ('22, bottom right) singing during the 8th Grade Celebration on June 7, 2018 

"Olivia is thriving at Dock. She knew she was home the first time she toured the campus. We appreciate the fact that it’s OK for our girls to speak about their faith, to ask questions about what they believe in. Our girls are growing spiritually and building a stronger relationship with God, and they see that we all have a role to play in changing our world. The teachers at Dock are sincerely interested in and care about our girls. What you all do is very important—it goes beyond textbooks. Olivia and Emma are happy."

Tim and Erica Celenza, parents of Olivia ('20, far left), performing in Dock's 2017 fall musical, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  

Purpose That Inspires

Our Early Childhood to Grade 12 Christian school inspires a life-long love of learning from an early age. We value your child's natural need for exploration and inquiry, and we believe that school should inspire students—and parents. Dock Mennonite Academy offers an affordable Christian school where each student is recognized for their individual and unique abilities. 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.

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