Fast Facts

  • PK-12 Christian (non-denominational) college preparatory school committed to excellence in academics, athletics, and the arts
  • Covenant Christian school requiring faculty and families to be active participants in a local, orthodox Christian church
  • Located on 65 acres in West Cobb County and the shadows of Kennesaw Mountain, the campus includes a historic cabin and lake, two libraries; two gymnasiums; a large dining hall; multiple playgrounds, a state-of-the-art performing arts center – the Murray Arts Center featuring the 577 seat Kristi Lynn Theatre, 100 seat Black Box Theater, Murray SoundLab recording studio, three dance studios, band/orchestra/choral rehearsal rooms, music practice studios, multiple classrooms; a preschool; a lower school; a middle school; and high school

2014-2015 Information

PK-12 enrollment: 1,190
School specific enrollment 
Preschool: 85
Lower School (K-fifth): 376
Middle School (sixth-eighth): 325
High School (ninth-twelfth): 404
Student-to-teacher ratios 
Preschool: (7:1)
Kindergarten–First Grade: (10:1)
Second–Fifth Grade: (16:1)
Middle School: (20:1)
High School: (10:1)
Average class size 
Preschool: 14
Kindergarten–First Grade: 18
Second–Fifth Grade: 20
Middle School: 20
High School: 17
  • Committed instructional staff of 120 Christ followers with more than half holding advanced degrees
  • The student body represents a 12% ethnic diversity
  • Tuition Information for 2014-2015: $5,354 - $15,476
  • A full-service catering program is included in the tuition cost
  • Need-based Financial Assistance is available

Christian Life

  • All students benefit from a full-time Director of Christian Life
  • Servant-Leader focus through missions and various outreach opportunities
  • Weekly chapels for all grades
  • Bible instruction for all grades


  • 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
  • 54% of middle school students seventh grade are Duke TIP participants
  • Eligible students can take advanced math and language arts classes beginning in fifth grade through eighth grade
  • The high school offers 18 AP courses and 42 honors courses
  • SAT Results of the middle 50%: 1390-1790
  • High school students also may participate in STEM coursework
  • Spanish is taught from preschool through high school and French is offered in eighth grade
  • 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
  • The class of 2014 earned more than $5 million in scholarship offers and earned admission to some of the nation’s top academic universities such as Vanderbilt, Boston, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical, University of Washington, University of Southern California, Ohio State University, Oxford College of Emory University, Georgia Tech, Texas A&M, Baylor, Wheaton, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Coast Guard Academy
  • Dual accreditation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
  • Mount Paran Christian School 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


  • 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
  • Overall student participation of 71% of MPCS 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, and two multi-sport practice fields
  • Back-to-Back State Champions in Competition Cheerleading (2012 and 2013)
  • Back-to-Back State Runner-up in Baseball (2013 and 2014)
  • In 2014, 10 student-athletes signed to play at the collegiate level


  • More than 80% of students in lower, middle, and high school engage in curricular and/or extracurricular arts offerings through 65 annual performances in dance, music, and theater
  • The Dozier School of Performing 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


Mount Paran Christian School

1275 Stanley Road 
Kennesaw, GA 30152

Phone: 770-578-0182 
Fax: 770-977-9284

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