Mount Paran Christian School

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Mount Paran Christian School Photo #1 - Located on 68 acres, the campus sits in the shadows of beautiful Kennesaw Mountain. Mount Paran Christian School is a pre-K through grade 12 Christian, non-denominational, college preparatory school committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. As a covenantal Christian school, faculty and families are active participants in local, orthodox Christian churches.
Mount Paran Christian School Photo #2 - The campus includes an historic cabin and lake, extensive Athletic Facilities (including the new Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium), Dozier Hall (high school), the Sewell Cottage (preschool), multiple playgrounds, the Mulkey Building (administration, lower school, middle school, gymnasiums, media centers, dining hall), and the Murray Arts Center.
Mount Paran Christian School Photo #3 - Our students are spectacular. They are scholars. They are athletes. They are artists. Driven to succeed inside and outside the classroom. Our programs prepare students to flourish, to excel in college and the workplace, and for a lifetime of impact for all of eternity.
Mount Paran Christian School Photo #4 - Beyond school unity, sports bring an opportunity for students to excel physically and discover God-given abilities. That's why we offer such a wide array of teams. Every student can find an area to connect athletically. Even our fifth-graders have the opportunity to participate in no-cut sports, including cross country, football, swimming, track and field, and wrestling.From multiple ball fields,
Mount Paran Christian School Photo #5 - MPCS supports curricular programming that leverages the arts as a viable vehicle for the training of academic minds. Arts education trains creative thinkers and provides experiences that open the neuropathways that are used for math, science, and language arts. Students are exposed to opportunities in the arts that can yield significant results for how a student can be a more
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  • Providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, Mount Paran Christian School unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.
  • The result is an interdenominational community with a passion for serving and learning.
  • With full AdvancEd/SACS and SAIS accreditation, MPCS offers challenging academics for students in PK3 year old - Grade 12 in a covenantal christian school environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.State or regional independent school association
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDirected Studies academic support program
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students1088 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Mount Paran Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers115 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size17 students
Number of AP Courses24 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms with khaki pants and polo shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesRanges from $6250 to $18600
% on Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid Grant$4,000
Admissions DirectorShaunda Brooks

Sports

Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBallet, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBalletBaseball,
BasketballCheering,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Georgia Law Honor Society, International Thespian Society, Study Abroad Programs

Club or Organization:
Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, French National Honor Society, Key Club, Model UN, National Honor Society, Outreach/Missions, Peer Mentoring Initiative, Robotics Club, Spanish National Honor Society, Student Government Association

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Drama, Orchestra, Private Dance Lessons, Private Music lessons, Show Choir

School Notes

  • Weekly chapel services
  • Daily Bible instruction
  • Quality, challenging academics
  • Nurturing support programs
  • After School Care
  • Competitive Athletic Programs
  • The Dozier School of the Arts Program offers exceptional arts programming.
  • Murray Arts Academy offers after school private lessons in music, dance, and drama
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Marietta
    Grades: NS-12 | 987 students
    4.5 miles
    700 Cobb Parkway N
    Marietta, GA 30062
    (770)427-2689
    4.5 NS-12
    987
  • Kennesaw
    Grades: NS-12 | 895 students
    2.4 miles
    4500 Eagle Drive
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (770)975-0252
    2.4 NS-12
    895
  • Marietta
    Grades: K-8 | 442 students
    3.7 miles
    81 Lacy St Nw
    Marietta, GA 30060
    (770)428-3328
    3.7 K-8
    442
  • Kennesaw
    Grades: NS-12 | 168 students
    5.8 miles
    260 Hawkins Store Rd NE
    Kennesaw, GA 30144
    (770)926-7729
    5.8 NS-12
    168
  • Atlanta
    Grades: K-12 | 1868 students
    14.1 miles
    1424 W Paces Ferry Road NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327
    (404)609-6202
    14.1 K-12
    1868

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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My family has been part of the MPCS community for going on sixteen years, and there is NO PLACE LIKE MPCS! Everything is done with excellence and love and Christ-centeredness. The academics, athletics, arts, facilities, chapels, technological advancements, faculty, administrators, and even the food are the BEST! Graduates are well-rounded and feel incredibly prepared for college and can defend their faith in God. The study-abroad opportunities and mission trips offer amazing chances to discover the world and learn about other cultures. The student body and staff are becoming more and more diverse each year - a testament to the family atmosphere. I am proud to be involved with this school - especially as they launch into building an innovation center for high school that is likely to achieve national recognition. The tuition isn't cheap, but it's a worthy investment into the intentional development of the children - spirit, body, and mind.
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My child attended MPCS from 5th grade to 12 grade, where she graduated in 2014. This school was a wonderful environment for her to be challenged academically, grow spiritually and emotionally. SUCH A GREAT PLACE!
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We have thoroughly enjoyed our 14 years at this school. Outstanding academics, phenomenal campus, and loving environment that we believe has equipped our sons to be very successful in college.
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We recently moved to Oklahoma after having children at Mount Paran Christian School for the past 18 years. My husband had been offered many job promotions in the past, but he would never take them because we did not want to leave this school. While we have found another Christian school for our daughters to attend, it just does not compare to Mount Paran. The teachers, the administrators, the students...they are all the BEST and we miss them terribly! We LOVE Mount Paran Christian School!
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Our son transferred from Cobb county public school prior to 10th grade: to be challenged academically, to be less anonymous (more godly adults around him), to mature socially. He graduated May of '16 with and accepted a Presidential Scholarship to Auburn University. He had his share of missteps, but grace abounds at MPCS. Teachers and administrators lead, encourage and fight for kids to find and use their gifts to the glory of God because they have been called to this place. Passion cannot be faked, this place is the real deal.
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