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.
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.
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"After seeing campus and realizing the opportunities I would have here, I quickly made the decision to transfer, despite the challenges I knew I would face. I had confidence that this was the right place for me and that good things would come out of it."
Caleb Rice ('22)”
One of the things that sets Dock apart is that we aren’t simply striving to build community because it’s nicer to live in harmony than discord. We’re building community for a purpose: to support each other as we take the love of Christ into the world around us.Sharon Muhlfeld (center) with husband John and daughters Jasmine (5th grade, front) and Amy (9th grade)
From elementary through high school, Dock has provided unique opportunities with challenging classes, a variety of creative arts, as well as contributing their individual talents in service of others. Our family has truly appreciated Dock's ability to encourage our children's development by balancing faith formation, healthy social interactions, communication, goal-setting and academics. Dock Mennonite Academy has been a true blessing to our family.Robyn Neiderer, who along with husband Matthew are parents of Abbie (11th grade, pictured performing during Arts Day 2022), Danny (9th grade), Patrick (4th grade) and Gabrielle.
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 ever made was to send our girls to Dock. You provide kids with a holistic and individualized education and you help them recognize their abilities and limitless potential. Emma is a different person today than she was walking into that school. 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 that it’s OK for our girls to speak about their faith, to ask questions about what they believe. They 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 sincerely 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.
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.
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.