High School

Sleeping bag? Check. Toothbrush? Check. Bible? Check. It's time to load the buses and head to the mountains. It's time for the annual high school retreat.

This much-anticipated three-day excursion for all ninth through twelfth graders allows students to grow and learn, play, and bond. Outdoor activities, skits, worship, devotions, laughter, tears, more laughter, late-night heart-to-hearts. This is where lives are changed. Students return feeling unified with their classmates, secure in themselves, and certain of their identities in Christ.

This is what the high school program is all about: fully equipping our students - mind, body, spirit - for the next step in their lives. Preparing them. Discipling them. Training them. Challenging them. Launching them into secure, bright, promising futures.


The Program

  • College Preparatory: MPCS SAT scores exceed county, state, and national averages, and 100 percent of MPCS graduates are accepted into one or more of their college choices.
  • Academics: Students are immersed in a challenging liberal arts curriculum that prepares them course-by-course to be difference-makers in their future lives. Core subjects are English, math, social studies, science, Bible, and foreign language.
  • Biblical Integration: In addition to interactive weekly chapels, students benefit from a full-time, on-campus Director of Christian Life - and every subject is taught through the lens of Biblical Truth. A variety of parent, student, and staff-led Bible studies support the commitment to the study of our faith.
  • Electives: Some of the elective classes offered include Greek, psychology, newspaper, painting, pottery, photography, graphic design, criminalistics, Foundations of Engineering, and sports medicine and physical education.
  • Athletics: Competitive sports teams participate in the Georgia High School Association and include baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross country, equestrian, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, and wrestling.
  • Arts: Art, drama, dance, chorus, and instrumental music are available both as part of the curriculum, and as extra-curricular activities. Select students may enroll in the Dozier School of the Performing Arts magnet program of intensive study in music, dance and drama.
  • Technology and Media Integration: Resources include a mobile lab, a classroom lab, LCD projectors in each classroom, and a Mac audio-visual editing lab. The Weber Media Center contains both print and non-print media and technology support with an additional computer lab.
  • Advanced Courses: More than 50 honors and AP classes are available for qualifying students.
  • Directed Studies: Non-traditional learners enrolled in this class will develop learning strategies and techniques to equip them in their academic courses. There is an additional fee for this support program.
  • Global Studies: Helping students surmount geographical and cultural barriers to education, global study extends the classroom into other parts of the world and creates opportunities for hands-on and visual learning that bring a remote understanding to an experiential reality. A distinctive of our high school, MPCS offers academic credit to students studying British Literature in the England; Foundations of Christianity in Turkey, Greece, and Italy; French in Paris; and Marine Biology in the Florida Keys.

Our Methods

  • Open Dialogue and Absolutes: High school students learn in a culture of open dialogue where relevant ideas are discussed but absolutes are embraced.
  • Real-World Opportunities: Students are encouraged to explore academic content in authentic settings through overseas study abroad trips, hands-on lab work, and internship opportunities throughout the community.
  • Higher-Level Thinking: Every course, from science to foreign language, is specifically designed to develop critical thinking abilities and to integrate a faith that is willing to be counter-cultural.

Our Teachers

  • Certification: Experts in their field, many of the high school teachers possess advanced degrees in their content area.
  • Covenant Relationship: Every teacher is dedicated to the Christian faith and committed to integrating Biblical Truth into all aspects of school life.
  • Student-to-Teacher Ratio: Small class sizes are a defining characteristic of the MPCS high school, promoting student exploration to advance their unique skills and abilities.

High School Highlights

  • Community Service: High school students are required to participate in community service annually. Saturday Serve, local mission projects, Community Service Day, the "Adopt a Mile" program, and other service opportunities are available throughout the school year.
  • International Mission Trips: Overseas mission trips to places such as the Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Cambodia, Guatemala, Cuba, and Ethiopia broaden student perspectives and solidify their faith.
  • Leadership Development: Students have opportunities to participate in student government, peer mentoring, and a variety of club experiences, such as Key Club, Beta Club, the National Honor Society, and more.
  • Guidance Office: Guidance counselors ensure a successful high school experience, offering support with academics, college/career planning, and personal needs.


Mount Paran Christian School

1275 Stanley Road 
Kennesaw, GA 30152

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

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