Experiencing together a year unlike any other
From pandemic communications to mask and distancing protocols, Dock Mennonite Academy takes seriously its responsibility to keep students safe.
Number of active COVID cases:
EC-Grade 8 Students - 0, Grades 9-12 Students - 1, Faculty - 0, Staff - 1
We are counting on parents to symptom screen their children at home every day prior to in-person school. Click here for a screening protocol that you can follow each morning before your student leaves for school. This screening is an essential part of our plan to lower the risk for our on-campus students this year.
Read about the steps Dock is taking to keep our learning community safe.
Dr. Conrad Swartzentruber communicated regularly with parents to keep them up to date on the school's reopening plan.
Read the details about how Dock worked to safely reopen our school with in-person learning this fall.
With five years of Cyber Day experience, Dock was well-positioned to embrace online learning. Strong evidence of this comes from feedback received from parents last spring.
Answers to the most frequently asked questions about Dock's reopening plan.
Images from our first two weeks of in-person learning from both the EC-Grade 8 and Grades 9-12 campuses.
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"The first day I came here I was constantly surprised as people came up to me introducing themselves and asking if I needed help finding anything. Students and teachers constantly made me feel like I had been here forever."
Grade 9 - 12 Student
"I knew this was where I wanted to be. The campus surprised me; in one visit I sensed the community here. Upperclassmen interacted with underclassmen; that didn’t happen in public school. I admired that feeling of community."
Grade 9 to 12 student
"I am privileged to teach in an environment where children are nurtured in every aspect of development: emotional, social, intellectual, physical and spiritual. Dock provides an all-encompassing educational journey for every child."
EC-Grade 8 teacher
"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.