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 a local, orthodox Christian church.

Located on 68 acres in West Cobb County, the campus sits in the shadows of beautiful Kennesaw Mountain. 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 (performing arts facility).

2017-18 Information

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  • Enrollment

    PK-12 enrollment: 1,100
    School-specific enrollment
    • Preschool: 60
    • Lower School (K-fifth): 325
    • Middle School (sixth-eighth): 260
    • High School (ninth-twelfth): 455
  • Average class size

    Preschool: 14
    Kindergarten–First Grade: 17
    Second–Fifth Grade: 20
    Middle School: 20
    High School: 17
  • Student-to-teacher ratios

    Preschool: (7:1)
    Kindergarten–First Grade: (11:1)
    Second–Fifth Grade: (11:1)
    Middle School: (17:1)
    High School: (9:1)
  • Fast Facts

    • Committed instructional staff of 120 followers of Christ, with more than half holding advanced degrees
    • The student body represents a 20 percent ethnic diversity
    • A full-service catered lunch program is included in the tuition cost
    • Need-based financial assistance is available
    • 68-acre collegiate campus near historic Kennesaw Mountain
    • Weekly chapel and daily Bible classes offered for all grades
    • Mission and community service opportunities throughout the year
    • MPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its admission, academic, athletic, and employment policies.
  • Academics

    • Kindergarten through fifth grade students attend a weekly critical thinking skills class, using gifted instructional methods, focusing on higher order thinking and problem solving skills, as a part of the exploratory rotation. The exploratory rotation also includes art, music, physical education, Spanish, and technology.
    • Over 50 percent of middle school seventh grade students are Duke TIP participants
    • Eligible students can take advanced math and language arts classes beginning in fourth grade through eighth grade
    • Over 50 Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, a directed studies support program, and multiple electives are offered in high school
    • High school students participate in STEAM coursework (science, technology, engineering, arts, math)
    • Spanish is taught from preschool through high school, French is offered in eighth grade, and Greek, Latin, and French are additional language choices in high school
    • Academic societies and teams include National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Mock Trial, Robotics, Model UN, and Quiz Bowl
    • 100% of MPCS graduates are accepted into one or more of their college choices
    • MPCS holds accreditation from SAIS/AdvancED (formerly SACS).
    • MPCS is a member of and audited by the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA)
     
  • Athletics

    • 61 middle and high school teams compete in 15 sports: baseball, basketball, competition and sideline cheerleading, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling
    • 71 percent of middle and high school students participate in athletics
    • Athletic facilities include an athletic stadium with artificial turf field, an indoor athletic training facility, four tennis courts, an outdoor batting cage, a softball field, baseball fields for middle school and high school, two gymnasiums, and two multi-sport practice fields
    • Four consecutive state championships in competition cheerleading (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
    • State Football Championship (2014)
    • Back-to-Back State Runner-up in Baseball (2013 and 2014)
    • In 2015, 19 student-athletes signed to play at the collegiate level.
  • Arts

    • More than 80 percent of students in lower, middle, and high school engage in curricular and/or extracurricular arts offerings through 110 annual performances in dance, music, and theater.
    • The Dozier School of the Arts offers a high school magnet program of intensive arts study in music, dance, and drama, as well as an intensive middle school arts program.
    • 2015 Shuler Hensley Award for Choreography ("Peter Pan")

MPCS Hours

MPCS Business Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

SCHOOL HOURS:

Preschool:  8:00-11:45 a.m. / 8:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m.
Lower School/K-5th:  8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Middle School:  8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.
High School:  8:00 a.m.-3:10 p.m.

Late Start Wednesdays:
Each Wednesday, school begins at 8:45 a.m. in order to provide staff development time for faculty and staff.

AN MPCS GRADUATE

. . . EMBRACES CURIOSITY.

I am drawn to new experiences, trying new things. I am unafraid. I am willing to make mistakes to learn. I believe that learning comes from humility and a sincere desire to know more and grow more. I find meaning and honor in any task, no matter how small or how difficult, because I understand that it has purpose in God's plan for my life.