WE'RE SO GLAD YOU'RE HERE!

Welcome to the Mount Paran Christian School family. We are so excited your family has chosen to join ours! We have organized this information in order to help answer your questions to begin the new school year with a smooth transition. Be sure to visit NEWS AND EVENTS in the top tab to see recent announcements and up-to-date news updates.

 

GETTING STARTED

Check out this general information to help prepare you for the first day of school.

FACILITIES ON CAMPUS
  • Murray Arts Center  
  • Mulkey Building (lower and middle school)  
  • Dozier Hall (high school)  
  • Sewell Cottage (preschool)  
  • Rowland Cabin  
  • Catherine Steele Sewell Stadium  
  • Knox Athletic Performance Center (training and weight room)  
EAGLE FAMILY TIPS

Learn more about how the different areas of school function during the school year.

GETTING INVOLVED

We encourage you to get involved in the life of our school. Visit the EAGLE LINKS page to join the Parent-Teacher Fellowship, the Eagle Backers (athletic boosters), the MPAC (arts boosters). You can also learn more on the Eagle Links page about Annual Fund and the Georgia GOAL program. 

STAY CONNECTED

Please visit EAGLE LINKS for all information pertaining to current families. Also check the NEWS AND EVENTS page for the latest information on upcoming school events and announcements. MPCS will also communicate with you through these methods:

  • Teachers will relay important classroom information through email, daily/weekly folders (grades PK-5), texts, and Google classroom.
  • Be sure to read the Weekly Word e-newsletter sent via email to families with all weekly updates.
  • Follow our social media pages for fast updates and photos on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. You may also follow our other Twitter accounts for each school or area division.
  • When necessary, school-wide announcements will be sent via e-blast, texts, and phone messages.
  • MPCS also sends families the annual magazine, Wingspan, twice per year.

 

Still have questions? Feel free to call the admission office at 470-250-0008, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about getting started at MPCS. Welcome to the family!


Summer Checklist

Here’s a few items to help you prepare for the upcoming school year:

  • Complete registration and provide all required documentation to the Admission Office.
  • Sign up for MPCS Summer Programs.
  • Arrange placement testing for middle and/or high school course scheduling with the Admission Office.
  • Purchase uniforms in advance (find the Uniform Guide and apparel info under Eagles Nest)
  • Check the summer reading lists for rising grades 1-12.
  • Schedule a sports physical for students in grades 5-12 who will participate in MPC sports. Complete the parent consent forms and sports interest forms. (see Eagle Links)
  • Bookmark the school calendar on the website.
  • Mark your calendar for the 101 student orientations for your child’s grade level. (See key dates above.)
  • Mark your calendar for Back-2-School Night on August 9, drop-in 3:30-6:30 p.m.
  • You will be invited to a Head of School Roundtables (multiple date options) in August/September.
  • Mark your calendar for Parent Orientation, which occurs in the first few weeks of school. (See key dates above.)
  • Join the Parent Teacher Fellowship each year.

 


Each school year kicks off with a school-wide “Back-2-School Night” in August before the first day of school. Save the date for this event taking place on August 9, 2022.

If possible to help with parking, please stagger your arrival based on last name. However, it is ok to come at a different time if needed.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.— Last names A-I 

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. – Last names J-O

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. – Last names P-Z

The first day of school for the 2022-2023 academic year is Thursday, August 11, 2022.

Formal grade-level orientations typically take place after school begins. See the KEY DATES below to add these important events to your calendar.


Coming July 11, a Mills Uniforms "Fit Box" will be available in the Eagles Nest for try-on 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. to guide your online orders. Click here to find out more.

See below for the 2022-2023 MPCS Uniform Guidelines booklet. 

2022-2023 MPCS Uniform Guidelines

SUMMER BOOK CLUB

Head of Lower School Dr. Deborah Davis is excited to spend time with lower school students this summer during our weekly Summer Book Club. Please use the link below to RSVP if your children would like to join her.

Sign Up


Key Dates

May 23: MPCS Uniform Consignment Sale

July 12: Lower School New Family Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

July 14: Lower School New Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m.

July 26-27: High school parking assignments (see News and Events for times)

July 30: Senior Spots painting day

August 5: KDay, Lower School 101, Middle School 101, High School 101, 9:00 a.m.

August 8: Preschool Meet-and-Greet, 1:00 p.m.

August 9: Back-2-School Night event

August 11: First Day of School, 7:50 a.m.

August 12: High School Social, 6:00 p.m.

August 15: Preschool and Lower School Parent Orientations, 5:30 p.m. 

August 18: Middle School Parent Orientation, 6:00 p.m.

August 19: Middle School Spiritual Emphasis House Day

August 22-23: Lower School CoGAT Testing

August 29-September 1: Lower School and Middle School MAP Growth Testing

August 29: Ask the Experts (with college reps), 6:00 p.m.

August 30: Picture Make-up Day

September 5: Labor Day Holiday, No School

September 6/7-9: High School Retreat

September 15, 17, 20: ParentEd.: P.E.P. Talks

September 22-23: Parent-Teacher Conference Days for grades PK-8 (Students in grades PK-8 do not attend classes. High School students DO attend classes.)

September 26-27: Fall Break, No School

 

School Day Start Times:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays – 7:50 a.m. (all grades)

Wednesdays – 8:35 a.m. (all grades Late-Start)

 

School Day End Times:

Preschool-Grade 5 – 3:00 p.m. (except half-day preschool classes)

Middle School/High School – 3:15 p.m.



Important Links

All important information for current MPCS families can always be found under Eagle Links at the top edge tab of our website.

In Eagle Links, you will find information on important details:

  • School Hours
  • Summer Reading
  • Sage Dining Program and Menus
  • School Clinic and Forms
  • Eagles Nest School Store
  • School Calendars
  • Transportation and Carpool Forms
  • Uniforms
  • Handbooks
  • Forms and Reservations Requests
  • Extracurricular Programs and Extended Day (Grades PK-8)
  • Textbooks and E-books
  • Lockers
  • Ways to Get Involved

Athletics and Arts

For fall sports tryouts and participation form information, click here.

We encourage you to read the spring MPC Athletics newsletter about summer workouts. 

Be on the lookout for school emails concerning extracurricular arts opportunities for grades PK-12 in late July.