Kraybill History

  • Kraybill Mennonite School opened its doors on September 6, 1949 in what is now known as the Meetinghouse. It was part of Lancaster Mennonite School.

  • In 1971, Kraybill Mennonite School separated from Lancaster Mennonite School and was governed by its own board.

  • In 2006, Kraybill Mennonite School merged with Lancaster Mennonite School (later referred to as LM).

  • On March 13, 2018, LM Administration sent notice that it was planning to close the Kraybill campus.

  • On March 25, 2018, after strong Kraybill community support and a persuasive case put forth by the Kraybill Site Council, the LM Board of Directors voted to not close the Kraybill campus and to instead pursue an affiliate relationship with Kraybill.

  • On November 9, 2018, Lancaster Mennonite and Kraybill Mennonite School signed an agreement for Kraybill to become a separate independent school on July 1, 2019, as it existed from 1971 to 2006. A one year transition period during 2018-19 will make the transition as smooth as possible for students and faculty.

2006 Kraybill & Lancaster Mennonite Merger

December 1, 2005 Intelli​gencer Journal (now LNP)

This article offers some insight into the history and intent of the 2006 merger.

A School Grows in Donegal

The Story of Kraybill Mennonite School 1949-1999

by Elaine W. Good

This excellent book details the rich history of our school during its first 50 years. Feel free to ask for a copy. We found more!