Welcome to BMS!
To learn more about Belleville Mennonite School or to schedule a tour, please contact us at 717-935-2184 or fill out our online inquiry form.
Dear Prospective BMS Family,
Thank you for considering Belleville Mennonite School for your family. Let me share a few special things about BMS with you.
BMS was founded in 1945. To date, more than 1,000 students have graduated from our school. These graduates have gone on to live productive, service oriented lives in almost every career field imaginable. Our alumni include successful entrepreneurs, college administrators, teachers, and physicians. As you would expect, we also have a fair number of graduates who have served communities all over the world as pastors and missionaries. You name the career field, and you can most likely find a BMS graduate who has done it and done it well.
At BMS, we consider ourselves a Christian learning community. Everything at our school centers around learning in a Christ-centered, community-oriented environment. In a world where bigger is often considered better, at BMS we value close relationships, and we work hard to maintain a sense of community in our school. To this end we limit the size of our classes which allows teachers to work individually with students, to get to know and understand them as human beings, and to get the very best out of them. It also allows parents to know their child’s teachers and to partner with them to nurture and cultivate our unique Christian learning community.
Critical to the success of our Christian learning community are the teachers who lead our classrooms. At BMS, we hire only well qualified, gifted, Christian teachers who share a common purpose: to develop the minds and build the faith of young people. BMS teachers love kids and enjoy engaging them in the learning process. They also love God and are committed to sharing with young people the sustaining value of faith in God. There is great advantage in educating children in a learning community where teachers and parents share the same basic set of values.
While BMS is steeped in tradition, we are not trapped in the past. Our facilities, equipment, technology, and programs are thoroughly modern. We recognize our responsibility to prepare young people to live productive, Christian lives in the 21st century. Thus, we offer our students an outstanding academic program as well as a variety of opportunities for academic and spiritual growth in the classroom and in the community. We teach all the classes necessary for success in college, the workplace, and life. A BMS education is first class and relevant.
Through an ongoing collaborative strategic planning effort, BMS has been focused heavily on goal setting and working for the future. We are exploring new ways to improve and expand our academic program offerings - taking steps to enhance our approach and even move into uncharted territory. Part of this process involves an in-house vocational program initiative - providing students with more ways to prepare for a future beyond BMS and giving our young men and women additional options during their time of learning here. We are also improving our current programming with additional course offerings and highly qualified Christian educators.
Furthermore, it is my personal desire to see us improve upon our already solid Christian foundation and work to identify ways to continue to grow as a school focused on scripture and Christ - providing students and families with a unique education rooted in a biblical worldview. Our interest in focused program development, expansion, and intentional sharing and teaching of our core values is all connected to our updated mission and vision. While we remain true to our Mennonite heritage and community, we desire to move in unity and determination with God's leading and guidance into the future - sharing the gospel with generations to come while preparing students through rigorous, more differentiated learning paths.
The mission of the Belleville Mennonite School: Belleville Mennonite School provides a Christ-centered education and biblical worldview that inspires students to develop minds, build faith, and be disciples.
The vision of the Belleville Mennonite School: Empowering students to cultivate academic excellence and a passion for Christ.
If you are looking for a Christian learning community for your child, we encourage you to take the next step in the admissions process and call the school office (717-935-2184) to schedule a visit. We look forward to sharing more about the awesome educational experience available to your family at BMS!