MPCS Interim Head of School Dr. David Tilley welcomes new and returning families for another academic year.


THANK YOU for taking a few minutes to visit the Mount Paran Christian School website. MPCS is a special place, as I am sure you will see throughout the pages of this site. Founded in 1976, Mount Paran Christian School serves families from the greater Atlanta area, seeking to develop servant-leaders who will honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.

As you will learn, MPCS stands out in several ways:

  • We are distinctly Christian and pleased to partner with families and churches in the development of the minds and hearts of students.
  • We are a covenant school, remaining steadfast in our commitment to partner with parents to deliver an exemplary, Christian education.
  • Our students are spectacular! They are scholars. They are athletes. They are artists. Driven to succeed inside and outside of the classroom, our graduates have become college professors, Major League Baseball players, and Broadway performers. They are also committed fathers, mothers, and Christians. They are influencing countless sectors throughout the world.
  • Our faculty are the heart of all we do. They are committed intellectuals, researchers, and practitioners. Above all, they love students, their subject matter, and God and are committed to the success of every student.
  • Our programs – academic, athletic, and artistic – prepare students to flourish and to excel in college and the workplace, for a lifetime of impact for all of eternity.
  • Our campus and facilities are unparalleled. MPCS is home to world-class academic, arts, and athletic facilities.

I encourage you to come for a visit, arrange a tour, and witness all the exciting things happening on campus and within the lives of our students. We look forward to serving you and toward the possibility of you joining the MPCS family!


Dr. Tilley New072 copy.jpgInterim Head of School Dr. David Tilley is no stranger to the Mount Paran Christian School community. He led the school with visionary and tireless leadership from 1984-1988 and again from 2004 until his retirement in 2018.  A nationally respected Christian independent school leader, Dr. Tilley’s imagination, insight, and inspiration have been transformational. School-wide service opportunities, exponential advances in curricular and co-curricular opportunities, the acquisition of the Murray Arts Center, the construction of the Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium, and numerous other initiatives left an indelible mark on Mount Paran Christian School during his previous headship.  Students, families, school personnel, and the community have been the beneficiaries. To be sure, Dr. Tilley’s legacy of leadership is impressive. But, all the more impressive is his uncompromising commitment to those whom he serves.  He notes, "Mount Paran Christian School’s best days are ahead.”

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“MPCS is the Lord's school and is a transformational place that proudly bears the name of Jesus." 

- Dr. David Tilley, Interim Head of School

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