Iowa Mennonite School

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Iowa Mennonite School
1421 540th St. SW
Kalona, Iowa, 52247
School type Private
Religious affiliation(s) Christian
Denomination Mennonite
Established 1945
Administrator Dwight Gingerich (Assistant)
Principal Tim Lehman
Teaching staff 17 [1]
Grades 9 - 12
Gender Coed
Average class size 30 students [1]

Iowa Mennonite School (IMS) is a private Mennonite high school near Kalona, Iowa, established in 1945.

Student body[edit]

Between 75% and 80% of the students are Mennonite, although students from any religious background are welcome. In all, there are about 110 students from ninth grade to twelfth grade.[2]


"The purpose of Iowa Mennonite School is to provide a quality high school education that will encourage and enable each student to become a more informed, skilled and compassionate disciple within the body of Christ. In an atmosphere of a caring community of faculty, staff, parents and church, students will be encouraged to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ as interpreted in Anabaptist/Mennonite theology."[3]

The school adheres to the Mennonite Confession of Faith,[4] and the teachers at Iowa Mennonite School incorporate Christian perspectives and Mennonite theology into their classrooms.[2]

Governance and leadership[edit]

Twelve representatives from Mennonite churches in southeast Iowa, as well as IMS principal Tim Lehman, make up the IMS Operating Board. Lehman became principal at IMS, assuming the position July 1, 2014 .[5]


Iowa Mennonite School is a member of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA), the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union (IGHSAU), and the Southeast Iowa Superconference (SEISC).[6] The sports offered at IMS are baseball, boys basketball, girls basketball, cheerleading, cross country, golf, boys soccer, softball, track, and volleyball.[6] It also has a partnership with Williamsburg Community Schools for football[7] and Mid-Prairie Community Schools for girls soccer.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Iowa Mennonite School". Private School 2012. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Information on Local Schools." Iowa City Press Citizen 3 Mar. 2010. 3 Mar. 2010. Web. 3 Mar. 2010.
  3. ^ "Iowa Mennonite School." Wordpress. Web. 3 Mar. 2010. .
  4. ^ "Faith Statement"
  5. ^ Kalona News, April 30, 2014
  6. ^ a b "Athletics"
  7. ^ "Football"
  8. ^ "Girls Soccer"

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Coordinates: 41°32′24″N 91°47′20″W / 41.5400°N 91.7888°W / 41.5400; -91.7888