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.

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Arts Day 2019 program posted
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Arts Day at Dock Mennonite Academy's Grades 9-12 Campus is a day to celebrate our students’ God-given talents and abilities. We want to recognize and share the gifts God has given to celebrate the arts and give students the opportunity to perform on stage, to demonstrate technical skill and creativity with excellence. The program for Arts Day 2019 has now been posted to the Arts Day page on Dock's website.

The theme for Arts Day 2019 is “harmony.” How can we live our lives in harmony? How can we live our relationships in harmony? How can we live to encourage harmony in the world? Students will perform in stage events and create entries in culinary, creative writing, fabric arts, photography, visual arts, and technology that express their understanding of harmony.

Parents are invited to view Arts Day from the balcony in Clemens Auditorium. Select stage events will have an encore during the Arts Day public performance on Friday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.

View the Arts Day program

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Touring Choir announces spring itinerary
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

The Dock Mennonite Academy Touring Choir has announced its itinerary for the Spring 2019 season. Please note that the Choir will also perform at Dock Woods Community the week of May 29. When the exact date and time are determined, this concert will be added to the itinerary.

Download the Touring Choir Itinerary

 

Spring 2019 Touring Choir Itinerary

 

March 17  Towamencin Mennonite Church, 9 a.m.

March 24  Fairview Village Church of the Nazarene, 8:25 a.m.

March 29-31  Carnegie Hall, New York City

April 7  Souderton Mennonite Church, 9:30 a.m.

April 12-14  Mennonite Schools Council Choir Festival, Lancaster, PA

April 28  Salford Mennonite Church, 9:00 a.m.

May 15  Souderton Mennonite Church, 9:30 a.m.

May 19  Franconia Mennonite Church, 10:15 a.m.

May 22  Dock Spring Concert, 7:00 p.m.

May 20  Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, 10:15 a.m.

June 2  Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 9:30 a.m.

June 2  Zion Mennonite Church, 7:00 p.m.

June 8  Dock Commencement, 6:00 p.m.

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February Guidance Office Newsletter
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Course Registration for 2019-2020

Students received registration materials for the 2019-20 school year on January 28. Please complete the course registration process which includes:

1. Review and sign the Covenant Statement and iPad Contract

2. Update and sign emergency form

3. Complete the course registration (check for graduation requirements)

All materials were due back to the student's advisor by February 8, 2019. Contact your guidance counselor or advisor with registration questions.

It is our desire to create the best possible schedule for each student. When you receive your schedule please look it over closely, making sure it is good for the entire year. if changes are needed, see your guidance counselor no later than the second week of school. Please be advised that if a student needs to withdraw from a given course after they have started that class, the withdrawal will be noted on their permanent transcript record with a WP or a WF. A "WP" notes that satisfactory work was being completed in the course at the time of withdrawal. A "WF" notes failing work at the time of withdrawal. Depending when the student withdraws from a class, they will not be eligible for Honor Roll and/or Open Study Hall that quarter or the preceding quarter.

Resources Available in the Guidance Office

Scholarship List: The Guidance Office has a list of scholarships. Here is just a sampling of a few that are listed:

  • Everence College Scholarship
  • North Penn Area Scholarship Fund
  • Souderton-Telford Rotary Club Arts & Humanities and Science, Technology, & Math Scholarships

Summer Opportunities: We also have folders with summer educational, travel, service, and work opportunities for students, such as:

  • Academic Programs at local colleges
  • Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week
  • Summer Camp opportunities

Students are welcome to stop by and check out these resources anytime!

College Planning Information

Mr. Kabakjian will be meeting with Juniors to have conversation about post-secondary school.  He will be discussing college options, SAT scores, majors, career opportunities, etc. He will also be available to discuss course selection for the senior year. 

North Montco Technical Career Center

There is an Open House at North Montco Technical Career Center scheduled for February 14th from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Applications to attend the school for the 2019-20 school year are due March 14th. If you need more information, visit http://www.nmtcc.org/  and contact your student's guidance counselor.

SAT Information

The SAT should be taken by college-bound students in the spring of their junior year or fall of their senior year. The easiest way to register for the SAT is online at www.Collegeboard.com. Students should set up an account with College Board. This will give them access to many tools that are available to support SAT preparation and the college search. There are also helps for parents. This is a recommended site for college-bound students and their parents.

SAT testing dates and registration deadlines are as follows:

Test Date                      Registration Deadline

March 9, 2019              February 8, 2019

May 4, 2018                 April 5, 2019

June 1, 2018                 May 3, 2019 

Any sophomore or junior in learning support who has not been to the guidance office to request the paperwork for SAT accommodations should do so as soon as possible. The process with the College Board can take as long as 8 to 12 weeks. Current educational testing is a requirement for the accommodation request to be approved. It is recommended that educational testing be no more than 3 years old for college services.

AP Testing

Students in AP classes have received the Bulletin for AP Students and Parents. Please read over this bulletin, as it has information regarding the policies and procedures of all AP tests. It contains helpful information about exam day procedures, misconduct, things to bring to the exam, sending out your scores, and much more. If you have been approved for accommodations or have any questions about AP exams, please see Mr. Kabakjian in the Guidance Office ASAP. In addition, any student not currently enrolled in an AP class who wishes to take an AP exam, should see Mr. Kabakjian for more information and to register.

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2019-20 framework calendar available
  • All School News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Dock Mennonite Academy has released its framework calendar for the 2019-20 school year. This calendar shows the timing of holidays, breaks and other important events during the school year, and is useful as a planning tool. 

Printed calendars showing all school events for each campus are typically printed and mailed to families in August.

Download the 2019-20 framework calendar

 

2019-20 School Calendar

 August 2019

19, 20, Mon., Tues.     Faculty In-Service – No School

22, Thurs.                     First Day of Classes

30, Fri.                         No School for faculty/students

 

September 2019

2, Mon.                         Labor Day – No School

20, Fri                          Faculty In-Service – No School

 

October 2019

4, 5, Fri., Sat.                Homecoming

25, Fri.                          Faculty In-Service – No School

28, Mon.                        No School for faculty/students

 

November 2019

27, Wed.                       Early Dismissal

28, 29, Thurs., Fri.          Thanksgiving Break – No School

 

December 2019

2, Mon.                         Thanksgiving Break – No School

20, Fri.                          Early Dismissal

23-31, Mon.-Tues.        Christmas Break – No School

 

January 2020

1, Wed.                         Christmas Break – No School

17, Fri.                          End Quarter 2

20, Mon.                       Martin Luther King, Jr. Day – No School

21, Tues.                      Faculty In-Service – No School

22, Wed.                        Begin Quarter 3

 

February 2020

6, Thurs.                       Mennonite Educators Conference – Early Dismissal

7, 8, Fri., Sat.               Mennonite Educators Conference – No School

17, Mon.                       Presidents' Day – No School

 

March 2020

13, Fri.                          No School for faculty/students

27, Fri.                          End Quarter 3

30, Mon.                        Faculty In-Service – No School

31, Tues.                        Begin Quarter 4

 

April 2020

9-13, Thurs.-Mon.          Easter Vacation – No School

 

May 2020

25, Mon.                        Memorial Day – No School

 

June 2020

1-3, Mon.-Wed.              Senior Presentations

4, 5, Thurs.-Fri.               High School Finals

4, Thurs.                        8th Grade Celebration

5, Fri.                            Last Day of Classes

5, Fri.                            High School Baccalaureate

6, Sat.                           High School Commencement, 6 pm

8, Mon.                         Faculty In-Service

 

High School Day 7:45 a.m.to 2:45 p.m.; 181 student days; EC 8 School Day 8:25 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.; 181 student days (includes one snow day); Days in BOLD print = No school or early dismissal for students

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Chinese Winter Camp celebrates New Year
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

As part of a partnership with China USA International, Dock is hosting 20 Chinese students on our EC to Grade 8 Campus this week for a Chinese Winter Camp. Dock students and their families joined together with our Chinese students for a special afternoon celebration, enjoying many aspects of Chinese culture. All in attendance had the opportunity to learn to write in Chinese and some even tried their hand at making dumplings. Everyone enjoyed eating dumplings and other delicious Chinese cuisine as part of the celebration of Chinese New Year!

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Tickets on sale for Music Man Jr.
  • Arts News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Tickets are now on sale for Dock's Middle School Theater performance of The Music Man Jr. Based on Meredith Willson's six-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy, The Music Man Jr. features some of musical theatre's most iconic songs, including "76 Trombones," "Wells Fargo Wagon," and "Til There Was You."

A show filled with wit and warmth, The Music Man Jr. is family entertainment at its best—a bold, brassy production that will have the whole town atwitter!

Master showman Harold Hill (Simon Hershberger) is in town and he's got "seventy-six trombones" in tow. Can uptight Marian, the town librarian (Ainsley Moyer), resist his powerful allure? 

The story follows this fast-talking traveling salesman as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, (Mrs. Paroo: Haley Harper, Winthrop Paroo: Drew Antrobus, Mayor Shinn: Ivan Dean, Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn: Kathrine Kardos, Zaneeta Shin: Felicia Cappiello, and more) into buying instruments and uniforms for a band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef.

Visit the show's web page and link to tickets

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Dock musicians perform with Philly Youth Orchestra
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Congratulations to Dock juniors Madelyn Bergin (left) and Greta Schrag, who are performing this season with the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Schrag plays oboe in the ensemble, while Bergin is section leader for the flutes.

The PYO is an auditioned group for musicians 14 to 21 years of age that uses extraordinary music education through the pursuit of music excellence to inspire a strong sense of character, discipline, commitment, and community for a diverse student population. Bergin and Schrag attend practices every Saturday in Philadelphia.

Learn more about PYO

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Middle School Project Fair
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Dock middle school students displayed the results of some of their learning to family and friends at Dock Project Fair 2019. Projects and demonstrations included 6th grade Tiny House and Social Studies projects, 7th grade Health and Computer Projects, and 8th grade Innovation Arcade, Reading/Writing, CO2 cars, & Phys Ed games. All work showcased at the fair reflected sustained student inquiry, creativity and deep learning.

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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), 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

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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