At Solanco, we recognize that the moment children step on the bus for their first day of kindergarten, they represent the hopes and dreams of their parents and their community. Every day we work to honor that humbling responsibility by inspiring students—inspiring them to learn, to think, to dream, to overcome, and to amaze. 

Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Michael Duvall (Class of 1980) once told Solanco students that he “learned faith, encouragement, work ethic, and helping each other from my roots in Solanco.”  He challenged all students to “sustain and spread the best of this community—whether it’s in Southern Lancaster County or in whatever corner of the globe you decide to call home.”  

At Solanco, we strive to treat every child as if he/she was our own. Doing so keeps us focused on the enormous potential in each child and causes us to do everything in our power to enable students to succeed. We will never underestimate a child; instead, we have and always will continue to stress that each child who walks through the doors at Solanco is capable of great achievements.

Virginia Woolf once said, “One of the signs of passing youth is the birth of a sense of fellowship with other human beings as we take our place among them.”  A Solanco graduation is just that—the moment when each student joins community life with a mandate and the skills to make a difference. Prepared to contribute to civic life. Driven to contribute to their communities.  Ready to improve the world.