Cornwall-Lebanon School District is located in the south-central part of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, and encircles the city of Lebanon. It is part of the beautiful Lebanon Valley bounded on the north by the Blue Mountains and on the south by the South Mountains. The center of the district is located about 25 miles equidistant from Harrisburg to the west, Reading to the east, and Lancaster to the south. You can also enter your address at Bus Planner to determine if your home is located in the Cornwall-Lebanon School District. Or, click here to view a map of the District.
With a student population of approximately 4,700, the Cornwall-Lebanon School District is the largest of six school districts in Lebanon County. Along with the other Lebanon County districts, it is a member of the Lancaster-Lebanon Intermediate Unit 13. Located centrally to the county, the Lebanon County Career and Technology Center is located within its boundaries.
The district is composed of the townships of South Lebanon, North Cornwall, West Cornwall, and North Lebanon, in addition to the boroughs of Cornwall and Mount Gretna, and a portion of the city of Lebanon known as Fairview Heights Annex. Mt. Gretna is a beautiful summer resort area popular for its well-known summer theater, summer art show, and active Chautauqua cultural programs. The Whitaker Center, Giant Center, Harrisburg Community College (Lebanon campus), and the Hershey Theatre offer cultural arts and entertainment, as well as educational opportunities, within a short driving distance of our district.
Although known as Pennsylvania Dutch Country, local heritage includes people from many national origins. The district consists of 70 square miles inhabited by more than 31,000 residents, including those living in several planned retirement communities. In addition, there are many nursing homes and personal care communities throughout the area.
Industries in the area include Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, New Penn Motor Express, Inc., GPU Energy, AES Ironwood (natural gas power plant), the Daniel Weaver Company (Lebanon bologna), several smaller companies, several business parks and many excellent farming operations.
A community-based educational foundation, the Falcon Foundation, supports and enhances educational and enrichment opportunities (social, cultural, and athletic) for all people in the Cornwall-Lebanon community.
The school district is home to a number of historically famous or nationally known sites:
Cornwall Iron Furnace, the only preserved charcoal, cold-blast iron furnace in the Western Hemisphere, is located in Cornwall. Cannon and shot were manufactured there to support George Washington during the Revolutionary War. The sturdy stone homes in nearby Miners Village are typical of 19th century industrial villages in this National Historic District.
Union Canal Tunnel, the oldest transportation tunnel in the United States, was cut through solid rock with pick, shovel, and crowbar, completed in 1827 at a length of 729 feet. It is the centerpiece of Union Canal Tunnel Park, a popular 110 acre recreational area.
- The Quentin Riding Club, a nationally known site for horse shows, is located in Quentin.
The district also is home to Veteran’s Administration Hospital and Philhaven, as well as a professional medical/dental park. Access to other fine medical facilities and hospitals, such as the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, are within a short driving distance.
Shopping opportunities include several multi-store shopping areas and many large stores such as Wal-Mart Supercenter, Home Depot, and Lowe’s. A variety of eateries are available as well as fine dining establishments such as Tony’s Mining Company, Inn 422, and the Timber’s Dinner Theater.