The Manheim Central School District is comprised of the Borough of Manheim and the Townships of Penn and Rapho (collectively, the “Municipalities”). Rapho Township is the largest municipality in Lancaster County. Located in northwestern Lancaster County, the school district encompasses 78.2 square miles of scenic and productive agricultural lands that are being increasingly converted to residential use. The school district lies approximately seven miles north of the City of Lancaster, approximately 80 miles west of the City of Philadelphia, and 25 miles east of the City of Harrisburg.
Some popular towns and villages are Lancaster Junction, Mastersonville, Newtown, Limerock, Penryn, Valley View and Mount Hope. Mount Hope is home to the Mount Hope Estate and Winery which is an historic estate that features spectacular entertainment and is the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire.