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

Dock senior attends global business conference in Singapore
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock student Zach Whitehair ('19) joined high school students from 70 other countries at the National Student Leadership Conference in Singapore June 15-24, where the emphasis was on international business. NSLC was held on the campus of Yale-NUS, a partnership between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. The NSLC program allows students to explore the transformation to a global economy and wrestle with issues confronting multinational businesses. Zach and his peers learned how to think globally to tackle the major challenges facing business leaders today.

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Dock students awarded scholarships
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock seniors Marques Brockington and Heyan (Rebecca) Xiao were awarded $2,000 scholarships by the Souderton-Telford Rotary ClubLeon Moyer, president of the Rotary Club and retired President and CEO of Univest Bank & Trust, presented the awards.

The Rotary scholarships are awarded to students who plan to study Art, Journalism, Communications, English and Literature or Social Studies at a four-year college or university and then pursue a career in a similar field.  Marques will attend Eastern University in the fall, while Rebecca will attend New York University.

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Kabakjian excels in 4-Way Speech
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock senior Daniel Kabakjian took first place at both the local and regional levels, and finished 4th at the district level, in the recent Four-Way Test Speech Contest sponsored by the Harleysville and Souderton-Telford Rotary Clubs. Kabakjian competed against students from five other high schools to reach the regional level.

The Four Way Test Speech Contest is a competition for 9th to 12th graders, requiring each participant to create and present a 5- to 7-minute speech on a subject of their choice, applying the Four-Way Test to guide their thinking and their actions:

1. Is it the truth?

2. Is it fair to all concerned?

3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships?

4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

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Dock to livestream Commencement
  • All School News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock is pleased to announce that the school will livestream this weekend's Baccalaureate and Commencement programs. Baccalaureate will be held Friday, June 8, starting at 7:30 p.m., while our 63rd Annual Commencement ceremony will begin on Saturday, June 9, at 6:00 p.m.  

There will be two ways to connect:

YouTube Live at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ut05iG4RXU

Twitch.tv at https://www.twitch.tv/zehrhead

Both of these livestream links have been tested successfully, but as this is our first public livestream event, we invite your feedback. Please send your comments to jbgordon@dock.org.

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Kindergarten End of Year Celebration
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Kindergarten students were joined by their teachers, families, and friends for a fabulous end-of-year Celebration! Whoopsie and Daisy the clowns delighted students with a great show, followed by snacks and fun on the playground. Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Quirk even got a special necklace and hat as part of the show—a fantastic way to end a great year in Kindergarten!

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An explosion of (watermelon) flavor
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

What's a great way to celebrate the last day of school? At the Grades 9-12 Campus, some seniors have a splash in Groff Pond. On the EC-Grade 8 Campus, however, only an exploding watermelon will do.

On Thursday, the last day of school, 8th grade homerooms competed to see which class could explode a watermelon fastest using only rubber bands. It's a messy experiment, but with delicious results!

Watch the video

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Dock says thank you to Chick-fil-A
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock offered a special thank you to Chick-fil-A Lansdale recently for their generous support of our school this year. Chick-fil-A Leader Academy senior representatives Sammy DiLoreto and Melea Ruth presented a thank you gift to Dawn Montgomery Friel, operator of Chick-fil-A Lansdale, for her generous sponsorship of our high school students in the program this year. We deeply appreciate the opportunity to teach students servant leadership in our community!

Pictured (l to r) Kathy Gordon, Dock Director of Marketing, senior Sammy DiLoretoDawn Montgomery Friel, operator of Chick-fil-A Lansdale, senior Melea Ruth, and Dock Director of Admissions Doug Hackman.

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Right place, right time
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Part of being a great photographer involves developing your skills with the camera and lens; another part involves being in the right place at the right time. Dock senior Laura Olsen got both right this morning during Photography class when she shot these five frames of a red-tailed hawk moments after it captured a squirrel. The hawk likely lives in a nest atop one of the tall trees behind Detweiler House. Great job, Laura—you even got him to smile for the camera!

See all five shots

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Senior Presentation schedule posted
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

In addition to the Commencement ceremony itself, the Senior Presentation is a signature event marking the transition from high school to the next season of life for Dock students. As part of the Communications class curriculum, every graduating senior at Dock gives a 20-minute oral presentation at the end of the year in which they reflect on their high school years and the ways they have grown academically, socially, and spiritually.

This year, those presentations will be held on June 4, 5, and 6. Family and friends are invited to support our students with your attendance.

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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, 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) and Erica ('18)

"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)

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.

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