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

Dock Newsroom

Touring Choir announces 2020 itinerary
  • Arts News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

The Dock Mennonite Academy Touring Choir, an auditioned group of juniors and seniors, has announced its itinerary for the Spring 2020 concert season:

Tuesday, March 17, Family Service Night, Grades 9-12 campus, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22, Deep Run East Mennonite Church, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, March 29, Central Schwenkfelder Church, 9:00 a.m.

Fri-Mon, April 3-6, Mennonite Schools Council Choral Festival, Central Christian School, Kidron OH

Sunday, April 19, Zion Mennonite Church, 9:00 a.m.

Sunday, April 26, Franconia Mennonite Church, 10:15 a.m.

Sunday, May 3, Grace Mennonite Church, 10:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 17, Souderton Mennonite Church, 9:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 20, Dock Spring Concert, Greades 9-12 Campus, 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 31, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, May 31, Salford Mennonite Church, 7:00 p.m.

June 9-25, European Tour

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Bergin participates in District Band
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, Dock senior Madelyn Bergin participated in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) District 11 Band. The band was comprised of more than 120 high school students from 37 public and parochial schools. More than 500 students auditioned to be part of the band in December 2019, from more than 50 schools in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. 

The three-day festival culminated in a concert conducted by Dennis Glocke, a professor and director of bands at Penn State University and hosted by Upper Merion High School. Featured works by Gustav Holst, Frank Tucci, J.S. Bach and Alfred Reed were standouts in the program.

Congratulations to Madelyn (pictured with Dock Band Director Alan Shughart) and her outstanding representation of Dock Mennonite Academy at PMEA District Band.

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Arts Day 2020 Public Performance
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

The Arts Day 2020 public performance will be held tonight, Friday, February 14, at 7:00 p.m. in Clemens Auditorium. Tonight's program will include:

 

Can You Feel the Love Tonight?                                 Elton John (Pentatonix version)  

 

Welcome and Prayer—Martin Wiens

 

Beautiful Disaster                                                       Jon McLaughlin and Ben Rector        

Grade 11                 

                                                              

Street Car                                                                    Daniel Caesar

Grade 10

 

At Last I See the Light                                                 from Tangled

Grade 12

 

Glow of a Firefly                                                          Chikai Inagaki 

Grade 11

 

My New Swag                                                             VAVA

Grade 10                                                                         

 

Here Comes the Sun                                                   The Beatles  

Grade 12

 

Leave the Light On                                                      Tom Walker

Grade 11

 

Tokyo Sunrise                                                             The Swingles                                                  

Grade 12

 

Don't Stop Believin'                                                    Journey                                                  

Grade 12

 

Download a copy of the program

 

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Dock MS Theater presents Frozen JR.
  • Arts News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News

Dock Mennonite Academy's 2020 Middle School musical will be...Frozen JR.! Based on the 2018 Broadway musical, this enchanting modern classic from Disney brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

A story of true love and acceptance between sisters, Frozen JR. expands upon the emotional relationship and journey between Princesses Anna (Anna Smith) and Elsa (Belle Ragazzo). When faced with danger, the two discover their hidden potential and the powerful bond of sisterhood.

With a cast of beloved characters -- Prince Hans (Aaron Sensenig), Kristoff (Isaiah Giesbrecht), Olaf (Maria DeRosa), Sven (Chris Moore), Okaen (Ivan Dean), and more, this show is loaded with magic, adventure, and humor that is sure to thaw even the coldest heart!

Performances will be Friday, March 13, at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, March 14, at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. Tickets for Frozen JR. are going to be HOT, so get yours today!

Purchase tickets

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Arts Day 2020
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Arts Day is coming up fast! Arts Day 2020 will be held on Friday, February 14, and this year's theme is 'Light." There are lots of submission deadlines coming up soon; students can check the link below for guidelines, deadlines, scoring rubrics, and more. Also, a big thank you to Dock senior Cailey Ridge for designing this year's Arts Day poster!

The Arts Day public performance—a selection of some of the best performances from Arts Day— will be held on February 14 at 7:00 p.m. Come join us as we celebrate the arts at Dock!

Arts Day page

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February Guidance Office Newsletter
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Course Registration for 2020-2021

Students will receive registration materials for the 2020-21 school year on Monday, February 3. Please complete the course registration process, which includes the following:

1.      Review and sign the Covenant Statement and Student Technology Device Contract.

2.      Update and sign the emergency/field trip permission form.

3.      Complete the course registration form (use this link www.dock.org/academics/curriculum/curriculum-guide to see course descriptions and to check for graduation requirements)

All materials are due back to the student’s advisor by February 10, 2020. 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 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 following 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
  • Anna M. Vincent Scholarship
  • North Penn Area Scholarship Fund
  • Souderton-Telford Rotary Club Arts & Humanities and Science, Technology, & Math Scholarships

Local Contests: These opportunities are for all high school students!

  • The Rotary Clubs Four-Way Test Speech Contest
  • Gettysburg College First Annual Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance
  • 2020 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

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

Mrs. Leaman will be meeting with Juniors to have conversation about post-secondary school. She will be discussing college options, SAT scores, majors, career opportunities, etc. She 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 6, 2020 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tour the school and explore their 22 technical programs. Representatives from various businesses will be located throughout the building to answer your questions. The snow date is February 20. Applications to attend the school for the 2020-21 school year are due March 5th. 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 14, 2020                        February 14, 2020

May 2, 2020                             April 3, 2020

June 6, 2020                            May 8, 2020

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 will be receiving 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.

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Dock hosts public forum on vaping
  • All School News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Students in Montgomery County are smoking cigarettes less—but they are vaping more. Sometimes perceived as a "safer, healthier" alternative to smoking, vaping continues to increase dramatically, putting users at risk. Parents interested in more information about vaping are invited to attend a Parent Forum on Thursday, January 30, at 7:00 p.m. in the Rosenberger Academic Center library at Dock Mennonite Academy.

The forum will feature guest speaker David Fialko, who is a certified tobacco prevention and treatment specialist for The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc. Mr. Fialko made a presentation on vaping to faculty and staff at Dock during the 2018-19 school year, and the response was so favorable that the school asked him back to educate students on the realities of vaping. After his Parent Forum presentation, Mr. Fialko will hold a question & answer session.

If you have questions about the Parent Forum, please contact Dock Mennonite Academy at 215.362.2675. The Grades 9-12 Campus is located at 1000 Forty Foot Road, Lansdale, PA 19446. More information is available on the school's website at dock.org.

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It's hoagie time, baby!
  • All School News
  • EC - Grade 8 Campus News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Our Subs and Snacks Sale is on!

Our annual spring Hoagie Sale is here! Hoagie Day is coming up on Wednesday, March 4, 2020. If your family needs more than one order form, please contact Ryan Detweiler (rdetweiler@dock.org) or print one from the school website or schoology. You will have 2 weeks to take orders. Please return your order form to school by Wednesday, February 12.

Download the 2020 Hoagie Sale order form

Returning from last year…

Family Meal Deal ($35) all in an insulated reusable Dock Mennonite Academy Grocery Tote Bag

  • your choice of any 4 hoagies (not valid on hoagie coupons)
  • your choice of 1 quart of soup
  • 1 bag of chocolate chip cookies
  • 4 individual bags of potato chips

** Be sure to check the Family Meal Deal box on the order form and select your choice of hoagies and soup for this deal **

  • Italian and Turkey Hoagies ($5)- made only at Dock Mennonite Academy
  • Landis Hoagie Coupons ($5)- fresh made, 12-inch hoagie, any variety, can be used at any Landis Supermarket location, no expiration date
  • Wawa Shorti Hoagie Coupons ($5)- fresh made, 6-inch hoagie, any variety, can be used at any of the Wawa locations, no expiration date
  • Rita’s Ice Coupons ($5) – redeem this coupon at the Harleysville Rita’s location during the 2020 season for any flavor of their quart-sized signature Italian Water Ice
  • Homemade Sausage, Spinach, and Potato Soup ($10)- made from scratch at the High School campus and frozen to use at your convenience. (quart)
  • Homemade Vegetable Soup ($10) - made from scratch at the high school campus and frozen to use at your convenience. (quart)
  • Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies ($5)- made from scratch at the High School campus. (8 count)
  • Moyer Specialty Foods Sweet & Salty Chocolate Fix Trail Mix ($5)- a delicious combination of sweet milk chocolate with salted nuts, raisins, and more. (15oz. container)
  • Moyer Specialty Foods Cranberry Love Fest Trail Mix ($5)- a sweet blend of craisins, honey roasted nuts, with milk chocolate and white chocolate. (15 oz. container)

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Johnny, tell 'em what they can win!

Prizes…Prizes…and more Prizes!

 The top three families with the highest item count (turned in by 2/12/20) will receive prizes. Hoagies, soups, cookies, trail mix, hoagie coupons, and Rita’s coupons all count towards your family’s total.

  • Grand Prize: $200 Visa Gift Card, One Dock Mennonite Academy Adult L T-Shirt, and One Dock Beanie Hat (approx. value $250)
  • 2nd Place: $150 Visa Gift Card, One Dock Mennonite Academy Adult L T-Shirt, and One Dock Beanie Hat  (approx. value $185)
  • 3rd Place: One Dock Mennonite Academy Sweatshirt, One Dock Mennonite Academy Water Bottle, One Dock Mennonite Academy Adult L T-Shirt, and One Dock Beanie Hat  (approx. value $75)
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You know you want 'em....order NOW!

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Dock students named to District Chorus
  • Arts News
  • Grades 9 - 12 Campus News

Congratulations to Dock students David Michel (sophomore) and Greta Schrag (senior), who were selected to sing in the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 11 Chorus, which was held on Saturday, January 18. After a further audition, Schrag qualified for PMEA’s Regional Chorus, which be held February 27-29 at North Penn High School in Lansdale. The Region VI Chorus concert will be held on Saturday, February 29 at 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1000 West Main Street, Lansdale, PA 19446.

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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.

 

 

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

Our K-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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