Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

5.00 5 1 (22 reviews)
510 Mount Vernon Highway NE
Atlanta, GA 30328
Tel: (404)252-3448
  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.
  • Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
  • Seeking to be the best in developing and delivering a 21st century learning experience, Mount Vernon is a Christian, college-preparatory school serving students in Preschool through grade 12.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Georgia Accrediting Commission
Atlanta Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
National Association of College Admissions Counselors
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1972

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers101 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Economics, AP English Language & Composition, AP Government & Politics, AP Latin, AP Physics, AP Calculus AB & BC, AP Literature, AP US History, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Spanish, AP Art, AP Statistics, AP World History
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khakis and polos except Wed, formal uniform for chapel)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 15 / Aug. 30 / rolling
Tuition NotesApply for Financial Aid with CFO Bruce Morine...ext 2257...
Admissions DirectorKirsten Beard
Admissions AssociateSarah Garletts - PS - Grade 6


Total Sports Offered16 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School -

  • Provides a college preparatory environment dedicated to developing students who are motivated to excel in life.
  • Inspires all students to pursue academic excellence, take pride in their work, develop leadership skills and celebrate their achievements.
  • Motivates students to become independent thinkers, to set and achieve goals and to be accountable for their actions.
  • Provides a Christian environment where students are encouraged to develop their own personal faith and spirituality.
  • Compliments the academic program with a wide range of activities to develop the mind, body and spirit of each student.
  • Respects the unique value of each member of the school community.
  • Expects and encourages all faculty, staff and students to lead lives of honor, integrity and high moral character at all times.
  • Believes that diversity and global awareness enrich the learning experience.
  • Demonstrates a concern for the welfare of others through grade appropriate outreach programs.
  • Creates an atmosphere where students enjoy learning, have fun and develop lifelong relationships.
  • Our School has developed a set of 21st century core competencies that are infused within the entire educational program called "The 21st Century Mount Vernon Mind."
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (22 reviews)
5  12/8/2017
Everyone at MVPS shares the vision described by the school`s administrators. It`s impressive how everyone has a solid grasp of what it means to be an innovative school of learning and how consistently everyone is on the same page. Everyone is caring and engaging .The teachers and administrators challenge themselves as well as the students which creates a great learning environment. Our kids learn and enjoy school.We had some apprehension about our kids adjusting to a new school where they knew few students. It couldn`t have gone better for them. The students (and the teachers and parents) were exceptionally welcoming. Our kids like their teachers, made new friends, got involved in extracurricular activities (theater and sports) and are successfully challenged academically. There`s high parent engagement and we have benefited from the "Parent University" events which provide opportunities to connect and learn about topics around our children`s development in and out of school.
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5  11/24/2017
Our family is so glad we found Mount Vernon Presbyterian School. We were encouraged to consider MVPS while going through the outplacement process at my daughter`s previous school. Once we toured, we decided to go ahead a transfer my son in the first grade we loved it so much. We really wanted a family school that both our children with unique learning styles could attend. MVPS has allowed my gregarious daughter to be excited about learning and share her excitement through outside of the box, multi-sensory learning. My son, who was more introverted at the time, was encourage to step outside of his box and learn important presentation and speaking skills. They both are thriving through amazing teachers and administrators who genuinely care about their learning and success. Both of our kids have the opportunity to explore subjects and interests near and dear to their hearts. They are continually stretched and encouraged to accomplish amazing learning goals they never would have set for themselves. The MVPS community is caring and loving. One of our main reasons for choosing MVPS was the feeling we got while touring the school and developing relationships with teachers and families. We felt like the teachers really love their careers and wanted to be at the school teaching. After four years being a part of the MVPS community those feelings are still validated. MVPS is just as concerned about developing good citizens and people as they are about developing college ready students.
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5  11/24/2017
Love MVPS! Their way of teaching has truly benefited our son - I love how they provide real life challenges in their every day learnings...innovation, teamwork and collaboration. They always go above and beyond. Very family friendly and the 'smallness' creates a close knit atmosphere where everyone knows everybody and it's all for one/one for all. I love the fact that the children my son is in school with now will be with him all through school since Kindergarten.
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5  3/22/2017
After four years at MVPS, we remain impressed with the school's overall commitment to our daughter's educational experience. The Lower School teachers have been nurturing, enthusiastic, challenging, and driven to ensure the children embrace each of the School's mindsets. The staff is super -- always happy to help with a smile! Faculty and administration dive deeply to engage students' curiosity and desire to seek solutions. We love our school!
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5  2/6/2017
It takes a village to raise our children and we are so fortunate to have the MVPS family as an integral part of our village. MVPS cultivates a community of academic success but also empowers students to be engaged leaders who will leave an indelible mark on the world. Students are not molded to the culture of the school; rather, the school reflects the beautiful tapestry of talents and passions of its students. MVPS is cultivating a generation of young people who can lead with compassion and serve with humility. We are so proud to be a part of this extraordinary extended family.
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5  1/14/2017
MVPS is a fantastic school with top notch teachers and administrators that not only care for the students but also challenge them to be innovators. We have been at the school for 3 years now and we have been very impressed. In addition, MVPS staff does a great job of creating events for parents to get together and you feel a real sense of a community - very family oriented.
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5  1/13/2017
This is our 5th year at MVPS and we have been so pleased with our experience. We currently have 1st and 5th graders enrolled. Mount Vernon is a school like no other around. It is a warm, family friendly atmosphere with personable faculty and staff who LOVE our kids and daily empower and engage with students. Our children are taught to think creatively, critically and collaboratively. They are given real life challenges for solution seeking. Students are constantly moving within the classroom, around campus, and work with different grade levels for collaboration. They are challenged, valued, and taught to be solution seekers. I feel like one of the biggest things that sets Mount Vernon apart from other schools is the empathy and compassion that is encouraged and taught and practiced. I feel like my children are learning the right skills to be good and productive citizens in society. Our family also appreciates the Christian Education piece taught through a class and weekly chapel. Mount Vernon also values the arts and exposes children to art class, spanish, and drama. Children have both Physical Education and outdoor play time daily. MVPS believes in a strong core education but also in letting kids be kids. We love our school! I encourage you to check it out!
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5  1/13/2017
This is our second year (began in 9th grade) at MVPS and we couldn't be happier. Our daughter was afraid that it would be difficult to meet people and make new friends because many of the students have been there since lower school. That could not have been further from the truth. She was able to try out for volleyball prior to the school year beginning and met many people that way. She also made plenty of friends once the school year began. As far as academics are concerned, we are so pleased. The school gives emphasis on LEARNING and not just assessing. Our daughter has made the "Head of School" list (4.0 or higher) both years. The school is also becoming more competitive, which is a good thing! On a side note, we are from a different religious background and have always felt that the school is very open and inclusive.
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5  11/25/2016
We've been associated with MVPS for more than 12 years and made the choice twice to send our sons there (the second time after we had moved out of state for five years). The strides the school is making are evident every day and it is already an outstanding institution. The school has the resources and commitment to create engaging educational opportunities every day for children in all grades and areas of interest. The administration's commitment to innovation and new methods of learning is an outstanding example of where this school expects itself and its students to be headed - toward world class learning experiences and success. This is a school that will help any child with any interest.
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5  11/25/2016
I cannot say enough good things about Mount Vernon. My older daughter attended another private school and found school boring and did not like it, and as such, I started looking at other schools. When I went to Mount Vernon's open house, I was so impressed with the school and literally felt blessed to have discovered it. My daughter started in 2nd grade, and it was as though her light switch flipped on. She became another kid and started absolutely loving school. She is now in 7th grade and actually still cries when school is over in the summer, because she loves it that much., and cannot wait for the new year to start. What strikes me about Mount Vernon is that it is all about the students and how they can be engaged in their learning and pushed to achieve. In our old school, it seemed to be all about the teachers and administration. And, the teachers at Mount Vernon are absolutely unbelievable. When I attended 7th grade curriculum night this year, I could not get over how impressive the teachers are. And it is like that every year! I also love how Mount Vernon is really leading the way in how to educate our children in the 21st century. I see correlations between what they are doing and what the universities I attended are doing, and that really excites me. Last but not least the school community itself is wonderful between the school leadership, teacher, parents and students. We love our school!! I should mention that my younger daughter started school there, so she has not known any other place and she loves it as well.
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5  11/25/2016
This is our second year with 2 young kids at Mount Vernon, and we are more impressed each day. The teachers and administration are caring, friendly and loving towards our children. The sense of community attracted us first, but we also love the modern teaching strategies and creative classroom environments. With small classes, our son in first grade receives one-on-one attention daily. His reading skills and comprehension are very strong, and he talks excitedly about taking math tests in an effort to beat his previous "personal best" scores. He also begs to go to school early each day for play time with friends before class begins! Our daughter in the preschool program is thriving and making friends as well. We love this school and recommend it to everyone we meet with school-age children or little ones not yet in school (the ELC - early learning center - is a wonderful place for babies aka "MV Littles"!)
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5  11/25/2016
My daughter has been going to MVPS since she was in Kindergarten. I love the small class size the teachers take the time to know each student and help gear the classroom experience toward them. Great trips ever year when you are in High School. Just a great school to attend.
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5  5/20/2016
We picked the RIGHT SCHOOL! The intellectual energy on the entire campus is amazing. The way the entire staff energizes you is so uplifting!!! I love what my son is learning, but more importantly how he is learning to think! In addition, there is a real family feel...children are known and celebrated! A great combination of nurturing environment and challenging opportunities. Supportive teachers and faculty work hard to help every student become confident and capable. My son has come out of his shell and found his place! I hear everyday about "What I have learned" and "Mommy do you know that..... I am astounded by the teachers and entire faculty that support my son daily. This is the best kept secret of Atlanta!
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5  5/17/2016
We have been at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School for 8 years. We started in the 3 day 3's program and currently have a 3rd and 5th grader. We were very happy with our choice of school 8 years ago, but over the last 3 years, we have become truly ecstatic about the direction that Brett Jacobsen and the leadership of MVPS has taken the school. The school focuses on creating the "Mount Vernon Mind", teaching our boys to be innovators, creative thinkers, ethical decision makers, and truly, my boys are not only learning about these terms, they are truly embracing the behaviors...and we couldn't be happier.
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5  5/17/2016
We have been at MVPS for 7 years and have seen many changes, all for the best! The school offers an excellent academic program and is improving every year. The teachers are amazing and they engage students in innovative and inventive curriculum to extend the learning process. Many extracurricular opportunities are available including sports, service and arts. Sports teams are increasingly competitive, yet accessible, after the switch to GHSA. Highly recommend MVPS for it's balanced approach to develop a well rounded, college ready child.
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5  5/17/2016
I am a grandparent and very proud of three at MVPS. I just read Dr. Jacobsen's address--WOW! The world needs to know about Mt. Vernon. How fortunate for my grandkids and their parents to be a part of this exceptional school. Rosalie J. Link (The Hale family)
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5  4/14/2016
I love this school! It has been great for me. I am currently enrolled in the class of 2018 at the Upper School. Most teachers are amazing and really work hard to help you. I am part of The Innovation Diploma Program which is a start up where so far groups have done things like design a recycling bin that saves space and persuades students to recycle recyclables instead of throw them away. Other groups have work on designing a public space for Atlanta that will be implemented in the community soon. Other groups have learned to use tools like laser cutters, Carvey and many other tools like saws, drills, and soldering irons. With Innovation Diploma I was also given the chance to participate in Council on Innovation where we worked with entrepreneurs from across Atlanta. I would recommend this school for anyone who wants to have amazing opportunities and learn a lot at the same time.
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5  4/20/2015
Great School, Great Student body, Great Teachers and Great support from the parents.
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5  10/10/2014
Everything about MVPS is OUTSTANDING -- Dr. Jacobsen is a phenomenal leader, the administrative team and teachers are creative and truly care about our children, the innovative activities they do with our children are so engaging and fun, the extra activities they have for our children are so diverse and unique (they have lacrosse now too starting with middle school), I could go on and on! My family has been part of the MVPS family for six years (we have a first grader and a third grader), and I am just in awe of how the School is so open to change and new methods of thinking and teaching. There is no "textbook curriculum" at MVPS that you can get at any other school. The administrative team and teachers collaborate together with national and international educational leaders and design their own lesson plans and a truly unique program for our children that I think really encourages learning and global responsibility. I am amazed at what my children know and how much they have learned! High school is a few years off for us, but I look at how the MVPS high school students speak, conduct themselves and interact with my young children and adults and each other, and I am highly impressed.
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5  1/31/2013
The teachers at MVPS are superb! They are dedicated to student learning and always go above and beyond. Wonderful opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of "extras." A very family oriented school with lots of opportunities for parent involvement. Interim week for Upper School students is fantastic---travel experiences have been outstanding.
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5  1/31/2013
Terrific acedemic environment- the teachers are creative and engageing. Athletic programs develop the athlete and the leaders!
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5  10/27/2012
Great school. 2 of our kids graduated from there and got early decision offers to their top choice colleges. Last child is still in the high school. All 3 have loved the school. Academics are good to excellent and have improved each year. Availability to just about any sport is excellent. Only major sport not offered is Lacrosse. Great system of academic and athletic awards, and the student leadership system is also outstanding. Very personalized atmosphere and open to new ideas. I''d also say there is an innovative and global emphasis to the school which is pleasantly surprising.
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