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    A Place for Learning: The Spring 2022 Education Section

    If you’ve ever been around a group of kids—running around, playing, exploring the world—you’ve seen firsthand just how unique and varied their personalities are. If you’re a parent, you know how important it is for them to learn in an environment where that personality and potential will flourish.

     

    From academic programs to class size to extracurriculars, each piece is an important part of the decision-making puzzle.

     

    Here in Lancaster County, we are extremely fortunate to have so many great options for public and private education, starting with preschool all the way to higher education —which is why it’s also a great place for continuing education as well. Explore these learning opportunities and discover a place where you or your child can find your passion and develop the skills to make a difference in the world.

     


     

    Thank you to our editorial sponsor, the High companies. Committed to community leadership, sustainable building and business practices, and advancement through the preservation of local heritage.

    Lancaster Country Day School

    At Lancaster Country Day School challenging academics are only the start of each student’s opportunities for personal discovery and growth.

     

    From preschool to 12th grade, LCDS students are able to develop established passions or try new activities in a supportive independent school environment.

     

    Schedule a tour today!

    Lancaster Mennonite

    Coming this fall: PreK-12th grades at Lancaster Mennonite will come together on their 95-acre campus to create a community that is united, empowered, and inspired together.

     

    They are bringing the best of all three campuses together—learning labs, makerspaces, trails and streams, athletic facilities, STEAM spaces, and a media center! Contact admissions to learn more and schedule a tour.

    Moravian University

    In 2021, Moravian University began the process of adding Lancaster Theological Seminary to its suite of educational offerings. Alongside the continuation of seminary programs, the historic LTS Ann Barshinger campus provides an ideal location for the expansion and launch of Moravian programs.

     

    In the fall of 2022, Moravian University’s Lancaster Campus will open a lounge and learning space that will leverage the technology that is so important to Moravian’s status as an Apple Distinguished School and will be a place where online learners can gather, collaborate, network, and attend class.

     

    Whether you are an organization looking for a customized education solution or a prospective student, the team at our Lancaster Campus is ready to help you.

     

    Offering: Undergraduate Degree Completion and Business Master’s and Certificate Programs

    Solvit Academy

    With their small class sizes and individualized attention, Solvit Academy is sparking curiosity and a lifelong love of learning. Solvit offers full-day Kindergarten for five- and six-year-olds where your child will experience a personalized environment that honors their unique gifts.

     

    What to expect at Solvit:

    Self-directed activities

    Hands-on projects

    Collaborative play

    Positive reinforcement

    Lots of movement

    Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology

    Students participated in a community basketball competition held by a local business.

    At Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology, we understand the value of a well-rounded college experience. While their time with us is brief by design, our students make a long-lasting impact on our community. Perhaps you’ve seen our chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) out and about? They are actively involved in a variety of community activities and service projects across Lancaster City.

     

    We asked Juliette Forry, a second-year Architectural Technology student and member of AIAS, why being active in the community is important. Her answer? “Because people are important. If students want to see change in the world, they must lead by example.” We’re proud of our students, and proud to call Lancaster City home.

    The Janus School

    I’ve grown as a person. I have more understanding of the world. I feel much more confident about myself and what I can do and learn.” – Zoe

    The journey starts here. Your child learns differently. Janus teaches differently. Students experience positive transformations as they learn how to learn and how to manage their learning differences, thriving in and out of the classroom and beyond graduation. Janus is the only K-12 school in Central PA dedicated to the needs of students with dyslexia, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a language or math-based learning disability, executive function disorder, and auditory processing disorder.

    The Stone Independent School

    In 2021, Stone students kayaked to school, drove 7,500 miles in search of Jack Kerouac, planted 5,000 trees, opened a pop-up drive-in movie theatre, and threw a music festival for 700 of their closest friends. And in every one of their classes—from multi-variable calculus, to entrepreneurship, to archeology, to bitcoin, to systems theory—they acquired the skills they need to solve the problems of the 21st Century.