A life of meaning
At Dock we desire to do much more than simply transfer knowledge and information. The faith component of the Dock experience is not limited to Bible class and chapels—it is woven throughout our curriculum and co-curricular activities.
We seek to inspire students to pursue a life of meaning for Christ, and to prepare them to make an impact on the world. We also encourage students to recognize the church as an important part of their faith journey.
Growing up in a Catholic family, I had no experience with Mennonites. Now I have a more well-rounded perspective and I am able to learn from those around me.
Olivia Celenza '20
“One night of the [Social Issues] trip really sticks out to me. A group of us were walking around Georgetown, enjoying the freedom that was granted to us on that trip. After getting Panda Express, a group of us remembered a homeless man who had been outside. We were talking about bringing him dinner and giving him any cash we could spare. As we opened our fortune cookies, we were inspired by the words “lend a hand to one less fortunate than yourself.” Jake, Rina, Mindy, Liz, Shane, and I all went out to the man and asked if he’d like dinner. As Liz, Shane, and Jake went to get it, Mindy, Rina, and I stayed back and talked to him.
-- Excerpt from a Social Issues class journal by Brynn Ramsay '17
"We have now graduated three children through Dock Mennonite Academy. 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."
—Dock parents Howard and Bonnie Anderson