Schaefferstown Mennonite High School is currently accepting enrollments for all grades (9-12). Enrollment forms should be submitted to the office via mail or personal delivery by May 1st of each year.

A Word from the Administrator

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in Schaefferstown Mennonite High School. This packet contains all the forms and information that you will need for admission to SMHS.

Schaefferstown Mennonite High School is a place where you will be challenged to grow in all areas of your life. We desire to ignite in your heart a passion for being a committed disciple of Jesus Christ and to find the joy that comes from being surrendered to His will for your life. It is our commitment to create an atmosphere that challenges our students to grow spiritually in Christ, while becoming more aware of the needs in the world around them. SMHS is committed to nurturing a heart for world missions through evangelism opportunities in the community around us, throughout the school year.

Another commitment of Schaefferstown Mennonite High School is to help our students achieve academic excellence. We want to nurture a spirit of teamwork and cooperation between the staff and student body, creating an atmosphere where students are enthusiastic and eager to learn. Through our commitment to aid you, and by your diligence and hard work, academic excellence will be placed within your reach. Our desire is for you to leave SMHS, equipped and prepared for whatever occupation or ministry opportunity God places before you.

We ask you to prayerfully consider furthering your education at Schaefferstown Mennonite High School. My personal prayer is that the Lord will give you direction and peace as you allow Him to reveal His plan to you about your future.


Randall D. Hoover – Administrator 

Admission Procedure

Through discussion and prayer with your family, seek if God is leading you to apply at SMHS.

Complete the following application forms: Click here to download a printable version of the entire packet.

  1. Fill out the application parts of the green Application for Admission form. Have your parents fill out the back of the form.
  2. Have your parents sign the yellow Medical Release Statement.
  3. Mail the first two forms promptly to the school to begin your application file.
  4. Write your name on the blue Pastor’s Recommendation form and give it to your pastor to complete and mail to SMHS. If you are a pastor’s son or daughter, please ask another pastor, deacon or church leader to complete the form.
  5. Write your name on the orange Academic Information form and ask the administrator of the school you currently attend to complete it and return it to SMHS.
  6. The front side of the PA Physical Examination is to be filled in by you or your parents.  The reverse side must be filled out and signed by a doctor after a physical exam.  We suggest you have the reverse side filled out in conjunction with your driver’s license physical.  If you have had no prior physical examinations, one will be needed before you enroll.  Please contact SMHS if an exception needs to be made.

When we have received most of your application, we will notify you and will schedule a time for an interview with the administrator and/or a board member to discuss your desire to enroll, your educational goals and special interests, as well as determine your elective preferences for the coming year.  Both of your parents should plan on attending with you.  You will be notified by mail concerning your acceptance to Schaefferstown Mennonite High School shortly after the interview.

Each full time freshmen student will take a placement test in Math and Music Theory to determine class groupings for the freshmen year.  Typically this happens about the middle of August.


Tuition for Schaefferstown Mennonite High School for the 2016 – 2017 school term is as follows:







Any SMHS patron family is able to apply for the Faith Builders Scholarship Program. The guidelines for this program are administered by Faith Builders as part of the Pennsylvania educational tax credit programs. For additional program information and to download the application forms click here.


Tuition is set by the school board each school term and is payable in four quarterly payments, or by ten monthly payments starting September 1.

Tuition accounts paid in full before September 15 each term are eligible to receive a 2% discount.

All tuition must be paid in full at the end of each school year, unless other arrangements are made with the school board.

Patrons that do not have the previous year’s tuition paid by August 1 may not return to school the following year unless the SMHS school board approves a time extension at their meeting in August.

You will receive a payment booklet with the year’s tuition broken down for you, for each payment option. Please fill out and include the appropriate slip with your payment each time. There are stubs in the booklet for you to keep track of your payment amounts as well.

In many Christian education programs, the tuition alone is not sufficient to meet all financial needs. The school then needs to depend on gifts and donations from parents, friends, and interested people.

All gifts and donations are tax deductible and should be sent to:

Schaefferstown Mennonite High School

P.O. Box 327

Schaefferstown, PA 17088.

SMHS Non Discrimination Policy

  Schaefferstown Mennonite High School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights and privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It shall not discriminate against student applicants on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, or disability in its educational policies, admissions, scholarships or loan programs, and other school-administered programs.

Student Handbook

A complete student handbook is available for download here.