THE LOWER SCHOOL EXPERIENCE

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WELCOME TO MOUNT PARAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL'S LOWER SCHOOL!

Learning in the lower school is about broadening perspectives and developing minds. It's about…

  • studying specific skills while also mastering foundational strategies critical to life-long learning.
  • molding a growth mindset through perseverance and a positive attitude.
  • creating an atmosphere of empathy that celebrates students as unique creations of God, developing and engaging every student’s capacity for knowledge.

 

Most importantly, it's about developing a love of learning... for life. The Portrait of a Lower School Student guides and directs student learning experiences.

 

Lower School STEAM Garden

QUALIFIED TEACHERS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Every teacher, including exploratory teachers, is a degreed, Georgia-certified educator. All kindergarten through second grade teachers are trained in the Orton-Gillingham reading approach. More than 50 percent of the lower school faculty is gifted-certified. Many hold advanced degrees in their field.

 

SMALL STUDENT-TEACHER RATIOS

Small classes are what truly enable every student to be known and loved with personal attention and instruction. Class size is a limited low student-teacher ratio, which enables teachers the ability to meet the needs of each student.

Grades K-2 have an average 8:1 student-teacher ratio (varies by year).

Grades 3-5 have an average 14:1 student-teacher ratio (varies by year).

Paraprofessionals assist teachers in all grades. Every classroom preschool through second grade has full-time paraprofessionals working alongside teachers and students.

Lower school counselors support students during classroom guidance lessons, small groups, and individual sessions to foster and encourage developmental growth socially, emotionally, academically, and spiritually.

 

COVENANT RELATIONSHIP

Every teacher is dedicated to the Christian faith and committed to integrating faith into all aspects of the school experience. Their desire is to truly KNOW each student, nurture their strengths, foster a growth mindset, and teach every student that they are part of God’s Divine plan.

Lower School Teachers

AGE-APPROPRIATE, CHALLENGING ACADEMICS

MPCS Third Grade Historical Person Studies
Best Teacher Kelly Moss in Cobb County Georgia
Click to watch and experience MPCS Kindergarten
Lower School Students Dissection
Lower School Playground

Lower School Highlights

MPCS Field Trip Camp Wahsega

WHAT PARENTS SAY:

"Previously, my child had struggled with math tests. Her teacher was quick to tell me that she felt my daughter knew the material. Together, we developed a strategy to assess my child. My heart was set at ease, and my daughter has a new confidence about herself with math. Her teacher could have left my daughter with forever anxiety about math tests, but she did not. Instead, she went out of her way to allow my child the opportunity to shine. Isn't that the true goal anyway? What a gem we have in our teachers."

-K. Surgala, Parent

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