Come with us to Friday night lights. The stands are packed with Eagles of all ages; from letter jacket-clad high schoolers to gleeful preschoolers cheering alongside their parents. There's a palpable sense of school pride, an almost-electric excitement.

You see, at MPCS, athletics are a school-wide affair, uniting the preschool and lower, middle, and high school with a common sense of belonging. Even the three-year-olds know they are Eagles from day one.

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, two gymnasiums, and tennis courts to the on-campus batting cages and indoor athletic training facilities, student-athletes are equipped for excellence. In addition, the new Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium seats 2,500 fans.

High school teams compete in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Our teams have excelled, earning region championship titles in a variety of sports. Leaders and coaches are strongly committed to competing for state championships in every sport. More importantly, the athletic teams are led by men and women who are committed to the mission of the school and serve to disciple young student-athletes for Jesus Christ. Character and faith are never left on the bench.

MPCS also has ranked in the top 20 out of more than 100 class A high schools in the Georgia Athletic Directors Association (GADA) Regions' Directors Cup. The program has been repeatedly honored with the North Atlanta Metro League Cup (NAML) for the highest achievement in middle school sports.

At MPCS, athletic opportunities abound and student-athletes excel in a Christ-centered environment.


FAQ

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Q: Which students are eligible to participate on MPCS teams?

    Mount Paran Christian School middle school and high school students are eligible to participate in all sports. Fifth grade students are allowed to participate in no-cut sports (cross country, football, swimming, wrestling, and track/field).
  • Q: What sports are offered, and when?

    Fall Sports (Aug. – mid Oct.)
    MS Cheerleading (girls) * + ~
    Varsity Cheerleading (girls) * + ~ 
    MS Cross Country (boys/girls) 
    Varsity Cross Country (boys/girls) 
    MS Football (boys)
    Varsity Football (boys)
    MS Boys Soccer
    MS Fast-Pitch Softball (girls) 
    Varsity Fast-Pitch Softball (girls) 
    MS Volleyball (girls)
    Varsity and JV Volleyball (girls)

    Winter Sports (mid-Oct.- mid Feb.) 

    MS Basketball (boys/girls)
    JV Basketball (boys/girls)
    Varsity Basketball (boys/girls)
    MS Cheerleading (girls) + ~ 
    Varsity Cheerleading (girls) + ~ 
    MS Swimming (boys/girls) 
    Varsity Swimming (boys/girls) 
    MS Wrestling (boys)
    Varsity Wrestling (boys)

    Spring Sports (Feb.- April/May)

    MS Baseball (boys)
    Varsity and JV Baseball (boys) 
    MS Golf (boys/girls)
    Varsity Golf (boys/girls)
    MS Lacrosse (boys)
    Varsity Lacrosse (boys)
    MS Soccer (boys/girls)
    Varsity and JV Soccer (boys/girls) 
    MS Tennis (boys/girls)
    Varsity Tennis (boys/girls)
    MS Track/Field (boys/girls) 
    Varsity Track/Field (boys/girls)

    ^ Equestrian (not listed) is offered as a club rather than a school sport; the competition season is September – April.

    * Competition format

    + Sideline format

    ~ Tryouts held in spring
  • Q: Are tryouts required for all sports?

    Because of the number of students interested in MPCS athletics, most of our teams have a formal tryout at the beginning of the season (typically a 2-3 day event). Cross country (fall), football (fall), swimming (winter), wrestling (winter), and track and field (spring) are no-cut sports, which means that any student meeting eligibility requirements may participate in these sports. However, these teams require the same level of commitment to practices and competitions.
  • Q: Are there eligibility requirements for students to participate on a MPCS team?

    For both middle and high school athletes, a 2.0 grade point average is required. In addition, high school students who transfer to MPCS any time after the first day of their freshman year must meet GHSA eligibility requirements. Please contact the athletic office for more information.
  • Q: What forms and fees are required to participate on a MPCS team?

    • GHSA Physical Form: Before participating in a sport at MPCS, every student athlete is required to have a Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Physical Form on file in the athletic office. Some physicians prefer to provide their own physical form, but these are not recognized by GHSA, nor are they as comprehensive in evaluating fitness for athletic competition. The form is valid for one calendar year (if dated after April 1, 2010, it is valid through the entire 2010-11 school year).
    • Athletic Participation Consent Form: This form, signed by both student athlete and parent, is to be completed once each school year for each student athlete.
    Both forms may be obtained via the school website, in the Athletic office, or in the main school office.
    • Athletic fee: $65 one-time fee per school year for each student athlete.
    • Player pack fee. Competition uniforms are owned by the athletic department, and must be returned at the end of the season. Player pack items are consumables, such as practice gear, hoodies, equipment bags, etc., which are used during the season, and then retained by the athlete for his or her personal use.
  • Q: Does the school provide transportation to away games?

    MPCS provides bus transportation for student athletes to away competitions. Athletes must travel under the school’s supervision and must return with the team to the school campus. The only circumstance in which the requirement to return with the team to the school campus will be waived is when the student is released into the supervision of a custodial parent, legal guardian, or adult authorized by advance written notification from a custodial parent or legal guardian. Such written notification authorizing release to a noncustodial adult must include:
    • the noncustodial adult’s name
    • the activity date
    • the parent or guardian’s signature
    • the parent or guardian’s legible name.
    High school student athletes are not allowed to drive to/from athletic competitions.
  • Q: May a student participate on more than one Mount Paran Christian team in a season?

    Although it is not common, some student athletes are able to participate as dual-sport athletes in the same season, participating in both a team sport and individual sport, such as track or cross country. Students who wish to compete on more than one team during a season must obtain permission from the coaches of those sports, and follow the guidelines set forth in the Athletic Manual, Section 2.7, which is available on the school website (choose Athletics on the website home page, then “Athletic Policies” on the left side-bar of the Athletics home page). The team sport always takes priority over the individual sport if competitions are scheduled at the same time.
  • Q: What should we do during the summer to prepare for MPCS athletic teams next year?

    Obtain a GHSA physical for your rising sixth through twelfth grade student and turn it in to the athletic office. (NOTE: Rising fifth graders who plan to participate in a no-cut sport must also obtain a GHSA physical.) This will ensure that your student is eligible to try out for any sport during the next school year. Also, encourage your student to stay active and fit, participating in activities he/she already enjoys, such as playing on a recreation team, taking lessons, and going to sports camps.

2016-17 Sports Schedules

MPCS offers 15 seasonal, competitive sports comprised of over 45 teams involving middle and high school students.

List of 16 items.

  • Baseball

    MPCS fields a varsity, junior varsity, and two middle school baseball teams. This is a spring sport running from February to May.
  • Basketball

    This winter sport is comprised of several teams: varsity boys and girls, junior varsity boys and girls, and several middle school teams. Play begins in mid-October and runs through February.
  • Cheerleading

    MPCS offers competition and sideline cheer teams. For complete details on MPCS Cheerleading, click here.
  • Cross Country

    A fall sport, varsity and junior varsity cross country teams begin in August and continue through mid-October.
  • Equestrian

    Equestrian is offered as a club rather than a school sport. The competition season is September through April.
  • Fishing

    Fishing is a year-long sport with meets held monthly.
  • Football

    MPCS offers a varsity and junior varsity team, as well as middle school opportunities. The season runs August through November, with practices and camps over the summer.
  • Golf

    This spring sport runs February to May and is comprised of varsity and junior varsity teams.
  • Lacrosse

    Lacross is offered in the spring and is comprised of varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varisty boys, and junior varsity girls teams, as well as middle school teams.
  • Soccer

    MPCS fields several soccer teams each spring season:  varsity boys, varsity girls, junior varsity boys, junior varsity girls, and middle school teams.
  • Softball

    MPCS offers girls fast-pitch softball each fall at the varsity and middle school levels.
  • Swimming

    A varsity and a junior varsity team is offered for boys and girls as a winter sport.
  • Tennis

    Boys and girls tennis is offered each spring at the varsity and junior varsity levels.
  • Track & Field

    MPCS offers Track and Field at the varsity and junior varsity level each spring for boys and girls.
  • Volleyball

    Girls volleyball is offered as a fall sport and is comprised of a varsity team, junior varsity team, and two middle school teams.
  • Wrestling

    Boys wresting is offered in the winter season at the varsity and middle school levels.

List of 5 members.