Mount Paran Christian School is a preschool age three through twelfth grade private Christian, non-denominational, college prep school committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/AdvancED) and located in Cobb County, GA. MPCS unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, and walk in Truth. 

Mount Paran Christian School provides exemplary pre-K3 through grade 12 academics in small classes, and we do it all with CHRIST at the center. Our job is to prepare servant-leaders — in the classroom, on the ball field, on the stage, and ultimately in our community. 


Click to watch the MPCS Core Values Video

In support of our mission, MPCS is founded on four core values. MPCS is Christ-Centered, Learning Focused, Community Oriented, and Pursuers of Excellence.

Read the WingTips blog by Dr. Wiens defining each of the MPCS Core Values

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PK3-12 enrollment: 1,100

School-specific enrollment:

  • Preschool: 60
  • Lower School (K-grade 5): 325
  • Middle School (grades 6-8): 260
  • High School (grades 9-12): 455


Mount Paran Christian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, birth gender, protected disability, national or ethnic origin, genetic disease or disorder, or protected age in the administration of its admission, academic, athletic, financial aid, and employment policies.


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Average class size
  • Preschool: 14
  • Kindergarten–First Grade: 17
  • Second–Fifth Grade: 20
  • Middle School: 20
  • High School: 17


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Teacher-Student Ratio

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


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Fast Facts

  • Committed instructional staff of 120 followers of Christ, with more than half holding advanced degrees
  • The student body represents a 22 percent cultural 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
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  • As a part of the exploratory rotation, Kindergarten through fifth-grade students attend a weekly critical thinking skills class, which focuses on higher order thinking and problem-solving skills using gifted instructional methods. The exploratory rotation also includes art, music, Spanish, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics).
  • Project Lead the Way® (PLTW) is implemented in STEAM classes: PLTW Launch® (Lower School), PLTW Gateway® (Middle School), and PLTW Engineering® (High School)
  • Understanding the importance of physical activity and how it impacts learning, preschoolers through fifth-grade students participate in physical education and/or recess daily.
  • 56 Advanced Placement (AP) and honors courses, PLTW®, a directed studies support program, and multiple electives are offered in high school
  • High school students participate in STEAM coursework as part of Project Lead The Way®
  • Spanish is taught from preschool through high school; French is offered in grades 6-12
  • More than 50 percent of middle school seventh grade students are Duke TIP participants
  • Academic societies and teams include National Honor Society, National French Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, Mock Trial, Robotics, Chess, and Beta Club
  • 100 percent of MPCS graduates are accepted into one or more of their college choices
  • MPCS holds accreditation from SAIS/AdvancED
  • MPCS is a proud member, audited by the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA)
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  • 64 middle and high school teams compete in 15 sports: baseball, basketball, competition/sideline cheerleading, cross country, fishing, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling
  • 83 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, covered batting cages, softball field, baseball fields for middle school and high school, two gyms, and two multi-sport practice fields
  • Seven consecutive GHSA State Championships in competition cheerleading (2012-2018)
  • State Football Championship (2014)
  • State Volleyball Championship (2018)
  • 3 Individual State Champions in Golf, Girls Track High Jump, Swimming
  • On average, 12 percent of our student-athletes sign to play at the college level
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  • 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.
  • Full-scale dramatic or musical productions are offered for students in grades 4-12 by audition.
  • 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 extensive middle school arts program.
  • MPCS has won 4 Shuler Hensley Awards with more than 50 nominations for our large-scale musical theatre productions.
MPCS lower school students working in classroom


The passion to unite home, school, and church stems directly from God's Word. Our teachers know and love each child and encourage them to succeed, consistently taking the time to aid in setting personal goals and helping to develop natural talents.

By incorporating a college preparatory curriculum, the academic rigor of Mount Paran Christian School is intended to develop enthusiastic and confident life-long learners who strive to achieve their personal best in everything they do. Our students grasp a genuine thirst for knowledge that cultivates success at the college level.

Arts Worship Athletics at MPCS

Students thrive with so many opportunites to become involved in the various facets of school life, allowing them to test their abilities and discover their true potential. This is certainly true to the mission at MPCS, whether it is in the classroom, on stage, in weekly chapel, or on the field of play.

As a covenantal Christian school, MPCS trusts each of its participating families share a commitment to the Christian faith and involvement in the ministry of a local church of any denomination. Parental statements of faith are an important part of the partnership between MPCS and our families. More than 150 churches are represented by the MPCS student-body. Our school community is unapologetic about our commitment to a Christ-centered education and seeks to integrate that faith in all aspects of school life.


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.

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A Collegiate-Like Campus

Located on 68 acres in northwest Cobb County, the MPCS campus sits in the shadow of beautiful Kennesaw Mountain. The campus includes a historic cabin and lake, extensive athletics facilities, Dozier Hall (high school), Sewell Cottage (preschool), multiple playgrounds, Mulkey Building (administration, lower school, middle school, two gyms, two media centers, dining hall), and the Murray Arts Center (state-of-the-art performing arts facility).

MPCS Campus shadow of Kennesaw Mountain

“The experiences I had at Mount Paran Christian School are absolutely unparalleled, and I could not have wished for a better place to have been shaped into a daughter of Christ, a student, a performer, and a friend. When you walk onto the MPCS campus, you are stepping into a place where people love intentionally, learn ceaselessly, worship proudly, play passionately, and live fearlessly. You are becoming a part of a family.”

-B. Underwood '18

Voted Best of the Best of Cobb 2020