Greenwood Mennonite School
A private nondenominational college preparatory Christian high school (gms-flames.org)
A school that educates with a Biblical world view, Greenwood Mennonite has an academic, social and spiritual culture that “almost assures that students will choose higher education, or go serve in ministry after graduation,” says principal Duane Miller.
The school year includes a two-week J-term for missions and concentrated service opportunities. Last year, a quarter of the students chose to serve with a mission organization for at least a year after high school, and most will pursue college after that, he says. Extracurricular activities include chapel committee, worship team, Bible Quiz Team, fine arts and crafts, and student play.
Greenwood became the first Mennonite school in 1928, after students were expelled from public school for refusal on grounds of conscience, to salute and pledge allegiance to the American flag, according to the school’s Web site.
The school population draws from more than 30 churches, and half of the student body is Mennonite, the rest tend to come from conservative Christian backgrounds. Graduates attend colleges and universities like the University of Delaware, Messiah, Eastern, Philadelphia Biblical, Valley Forge, Lancaster Bible, Eastern Mennonite, Cedarville, Wesley, Indiana Wesleyan, and Rosedale Bible.
Did you know: Greenwood Mennonite has a dress code of collar shirts and no jeans, but no uniforms styled after traditional Mennonite dress.