The Stone Independent School
Education is not preparation for life -- education is life itself.



Let’s make something great together.

It takes less than a minute on our campus to realize The Stone Independent School isn’t like any other school in Lancaster.

Stone is an innovative 7th - 12th grade school that believes the only way to prepare students for the work of the 21st century is to do the work of the 21st Century. Here at Stone, you won’t find lectures, poorly designed homework assignments, or ineffective testing -- instead, you’ll find a group of students and faculty members committed to the most sophisticated work of their lives. 

Our students code in C++, they pitch small businesses to VCs, they self-govern, they practice design thinking, they travel the world.

The design, build, and exhibit important work.

And they laugh a whole lot too.

The best way to understand Stone is to experience our culture first hand.  We hold off-campus information sessions all around the Lancaster Community, we hold Open Houses on Campus, and a few times during the school year we hold open “Collaboration Days” for prospective students.  

The full list of current Admissions events are below -- but if you’re ready to schedule your private tour or shadow day, email us directly at, and if you’re ready to fill out an application you can get started right here!

With so much thanks,

JeAnna Durnell, Director of User Experience

2019-2020 Admissions Events:

August 11th: Open House At Stone

August 18th: Info Session at the Derry Township Library in Hershey

October 18th: Collaboration Day At Stone

October 20th: Open House at Stone

November 17th: Open House at Stone

December 6th: Collaboration Day At Stone

January 12th: Open House at Stone

February 23rd: Open House at Stone