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471 Mt Vernon Hwy
Atlanta, GA 30328

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(404) 252-3448
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October 03, 2014
Everything about MVPS is OUTSTANDING -- Dr. Jacobsen is a phenomenal leader, the administrative team and teachers are creative and truly care about our children, the innovative activities they do with our children are so engaging and fun, the extra activities they have for our children are so diverse and unique (they have lacrosse now too starting with middle school), I could go on and on! My family has been part of the MVPS family for six years (we have a first grader and a third grader), and I am just in awe of how the School is so open to change and new methods of thinking and teaching. There is no "textbook curriculum" at MVPS that you can get at any other school. The administrative team and teachers collaborate together with national and international educational leaders and design their own lesson plans and a truly unique program for our children that I think really encourages learning and global responsibility. I am amazed at what my children know and how much they have learned!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2014
We picked the RIGHT SCHOOL! The intellectual energy on the entire campus is amazing. The way the entire staff energizes you is so uplifting!!! I love what my son is learning, but more importantly how he is learning to think! In addition, there is a real family feel...children are known and celebrated! A great combination of nurturing environment and challenging opportunities. Supportive teachers and faculty work hard to help every student become confident and capable. My son has come out of his shell and found his place! I hear everyday about "What I have learned" and "Mommy do you know that.....?" I am astounded by the teachers and entire faculty that support my son daily. This is the best kept secret of Atlanta!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
Like another parent stated, the school is nestled in a very homogenous entitled community that lacks true representation of the real world. The school is nowhere near where it should be as it relates to diversity. The school is small, but is one huge political arena. If you seek and or support diversity and fairness, consider all school options. Administration picks and chooses which situations that will be dealt with and which situations will be swept under the rug which sends a very strong message to students and leaves it overtly apparent that different rules apply to the students. The core of equity theory says that individuals judge the fairness of their treatment. Until this becomes of minimal importance to those in administration, morale will continue to be an issue.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2014
We have multiple kids here and they all enjoy school and are receiving a uniquely excellent education. We have not had any bullying issues and it is my opinion that the educators are all focused 100% on providing the best possible learning environment for the students.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
This school is so focused on the image of the "perfect" student, that it doesn't leave room for the majority of average students. The administration makes every effort to keep any students with learning differences or diversity out of the school. It is a very homogenous entitled community lacking any true representation of the real world. They are willing to spend thousands of dollars on technology, but forget hiring any additional teachers to help students that may develop a need for additional tutoring. Bullying has also been a problem recently with any kids that don't fit the mold of a perfect kid.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
My middle school son attended for 1.5 years. Ultimately we withdrew him because he was emotionally bullied by a few key administrators and after-school staff. There are several fabulous faculty members who are student-centered; however, a few key adults hold power beyond what their functional title would imply. As parents, we could not support the myopic views they perpetrated. If you are even mildly liberal or support diversity of thought, this is NOT the school for your child or your family.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2013
Mt. Vernon is an Awesome school. I am a sub at several private Christian Schools in the Atlanta area and Mt. Vernon is my favorite place to teach. I cannot say enough about the quality of students that attend and the teachers who teach. The leadership and vision of the school is right on target with Christian Values. They are the best well balanced private school in North Atlanta! Well worth the money for the excellent education and facilities that are provided to the students.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2013
Mount Vernon is simply the best school in the area. We evaluated every independent school in the Buckhead, Brookhaven, Sandy Springs area - and we are simply thrilled with our choice. Our kids love going to school. The curriculum is challenging and innovative. Teachers are engaged, progressive and caring. This is a school on the move. I highly recommend Mount Vernon!

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2013
We love Mount Vernon Presbyterian school. We have been attending this school for 6 years and it just gets better every year. It is a warm, loving environment that is also academically challenging. Also, the school is innovative, and not stuck in old-school practices. The school community has a family feel, and the parent involvement is high.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
Mount Vernon is home to a warm, loving, exceptional environment that allows our girls to be challenged, grow, and love The Lord. Our family is blessed to have our girls there. love our school!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
The teachers are both caring and encouraging role models for their students. The academics are challenging and progressive, the atmosphere is one of a tight knit community which promotes both spiritual and academic growth in your child. All and all a great place for your child to attend school!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
The teachers at MVPS are superb! They are dedicated to student learning and always go above and beyond. Wonderful opportunities for students to participate in a wide variety of "extras." A very family oriented school with lots of opportunities for parent involvement. Interim week for Upper School students is fantastic---travel experiences have been outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2013
We moved our child from public school to MVPS last year. We have been so impressed with the school and staff. The teachers are so positive and really care for the students. The staff is extremely engaging and so supportive of each student and their personal growth. Our child is so much happier at MVPS than the previous school. The teaching model has been fantastic and really keeps the students engaged. We couldn't be happier with MVPS and feel so fortunate that our child attends such a dynamic school.

- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2012
We could not be happier with our experience at Mount Vernon. We have two children in the School and have been more than pleased with the excellent teachers, great leadership, and family atmosphere. Mount Vernon is focused on delivering the best 21st century education and it plays out at every level. We see teachers dedicated to learning and striving to provide the most innovative classroom experiences. We see welcoming students, always eager to collaborate with each other. We see engaged parents, partnering with the School on many different levels. This is an exciting time for Mount Vernon. We are pleased with the forward-thinking leadership team and we are so happy our children are learning to be more than college ready. They are collaborators, communicators, ethical decision-makers, innovators, solution seekers, and creative thinkers.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2012
The high school is more hype than reality. The current website and promo materials do not reflect reality. When we began, it promoted itself as a warm, cozy and caring place with small classes. It now promotes itself as a cutting edge innovative 21st century school. Unfortunately, it is not what it was nor what it wants to be. For example, the school promotes its Write Now program. While it is true that each week the kids write a short timed essay, the administration acts as if the students get feedback. This does not happen. The writing exercises are not a learning experience, but instead a way for poor writers to simply repeatedly fail. While there are some wonderful, innovative and creative teachers, the school also condones lazy, incompetent teachers who give computerized canned multiple choice quizzes & tests and few other assessments. This school has a great vision, but it has not put the building blocks in place to effectively execute that vision. MVPS currently suffers from significant growing pains. It may be a great school in the future. For now, I'd think carefully before I put my child in high school here. I wish we had made a different choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
Fantastic school!!! We have had several children go through the school. Each of them loved it and they entered the colleges that they wanted. There have been many changes in the high school due to the growth (it's only 6 years old). Last spring was another one of these big changes where some faculty left voluntarily and involuntarily. Some people were not happy at that time (I see one reviewer commented on this). However, now seeing the school this year, those changes have resulted in an even better high school. The high school principal had to make some tough decisions but in the end, the school has taken a step upward.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
The lower school is great, and has been so for 30+ years. The middle school is also very strong. The upper school (9-12) has struggled since its inception several years ago. Overall school leadership is weak, and has difficulty attracting and retaining both students and teachers. We have been parents here for over 10 years, and the current head of school simply will not listen to feedback. Too much vision, no execution...

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
A once and hopefully future excellent school to send your kids. The current Dean of Upper School Students is extremely harmful to the upper school students in his classroom, his religion seminar, his office and in the hallways of Mount Vernon. This Dean disrespects and bullies students, parents and fellow teachers. The Headmaster is either ignorant that this behavior is occurring or, worse, is condoning it. If a correction can occur in this key role soon, this school can return to greatness.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2010
I have been a student at Mount Vernon for 4 years now. At first, I was very impressed. The teachers seemed very smart and they really care. The lower school's guidance counselor was AMAZING! In seventh grade, my class moved across the street to the Glenn Campus. The Glenn Campus is a nice, new campus. I started to notice how greedy, ungrateful, and rude the other students are in 7th grade. Eighth grade is my last year at Mvps. I decided it was time to leave after many episodes of theft, bullying, and my life was threatened by another MVPS student. After many meetings with the faculty and staff of mvps, they have yet to lift a finger about it. We pay this expensive tuition, and receive no help from the staff whatsoever. We might as well have gone to Sandy Springs Middle.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 15, 2009
Amazing teachers who show love and care for our children teaching them great things!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2009
Mt. Vernon feels like family. The students and teachers are invested in one another's successes. The academics are excellent, the school spirit and pride are unparalleled in the Atlanta area and the kids and families are just plain nice...real people and real friendships. An amazing school for our children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
We have two children at MVPS - our son, Alex, started here in kindergarten and is now a senior and our daughter, Carson, started in the 3 yr old program and is now in 1st grade. We have incredible teachers and a very dedicated staff who go out of their way to help our children reach their goals and make them feel special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Our daughter enjoyes MVPS because of the great changes which has taken place this year. She is a leader and the new adminstration has allow her to walk in her gifts. This is just one of the reason. Her teachers are challenging and supportive.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2009
Mount Vernon Presbyterian is a family community and we are proud that our daughter (Class of 2013) is now in her 10th year at this great school (K-9th). It is a very special place for our family and we look forward to future growth of the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Everyone is so friendly and is willing to work together. We all really care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I had the opportunity to volunteer at our annual golf tournament and spend some quality time with some of the upper school students yesterday. Being the mother of 2 students in the lower school, I was extremely impressed with the social skills, exemplary manners and positive attitudes of these sharp teenage students. To me, that is the values and teachings of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School personified. An impressive group of teens that I can only hope my kindergartner and 2nd grader will be like. MVPS is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love this school. The teachers and staff are wonderful! They go the extra mile for the students. They really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Mount Vernon is an excellent school with outstanding teachers who care about their students. My children love the school and actively participate in the experience!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
Outstanding Christian Community with the most gifted teachers and faculty. Both the school and church are a blessing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
MVPS has been a second home for my child; he has been able to grow and mature with the guidance from his teachers and peers. MVPS is such a warm environment for all children and parents; you definitely feel like you are part of something special.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I wish I had more positive things to say about Mount Vernon. While it provided me with a great education I don't like the direction it's headed in. I hope they win this money because there are some awesome people at this school. However, the leadership needs to realize the full potential that this school has and work towards reaching it. It's hard to watch the leadership take 1 step forward and 2 steps back.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 03, 2009
MVPS offers a strong academic curriculum in a nurturing environment that creates leadership skills in students.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The dedicated and caring faculty help develop well rounded individuals. Friendly and helpful parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Caring teachers, great learning enviroment

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Mount Vernon is an excellent academic, Christian school with a passionate staff, faculty, and parent/student community.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 02, 2009
Mount Vernon is a great community of students and staff that really care for one another. I have enjoyed working here and look forward to the future as we grow. It's an exciting place to be with grreat clubs and activities...especially the Drama Program!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
The teachers care so much about these kids! The school nurtures them academically, socially, physically and spiritually.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
The teachers are phenomenal. MVPS has a wonderful Christian atmosphere and a spectacular community of families.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
I love the environment at MVPS. Everyone is so encouraging and supportive of one another. We have wonderful teachers and faculty, and they bring out the best in every student!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Mt Vernon Presbyterian School exemplifies all the qualities that a well-rounded, Christian preparatory school should. From academics to athletics to meaningful Christian values, Mt. Vernon has it all!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
We have been involved with Mt Vernon Presbyterian School for 3 years and have been very pleased with the quality of the teaching and administrative staff, the facilities, the extra curricular activities, and the warm and caring environment. There are a lot of private school options in our area and I am very pleased with our choice of MVP. I have recommended it to multiple other families.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Mt.Vernon has been a wonderful experience for my daughter. It's an amazing school with a edicaated faculty, staff and administration. My child will be well prepared for college and Mt. Vernon will help her gain admission to her college of choice.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2009
MVPS is one of the greatest blessings our family has ever received. Our community of parents, faculty and staff is the very essence of our Mission Statement. The curriculum is challenging, the standards are high, and our leadership is exceptional: faith-based, integrity-filled and values-driven. Thank you, Mount Vernon, for preparing our students ... not just for college, but for life!! Go Mustangs!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
The faculty and admonistrators are the best and love these kids! Great academics and spiritual leadership.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
Great educational and family environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
It's a great school with strong christian values

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 02, 2009
MVP is such a wonderful environment for our children - caring teachers with christian values!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 01, 2009
MVPS provides a great educational environment while also providing a sense of family. There are lots of opportunities for extra curricular activities for all ages. Parent/teacher communication is excellent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
MVPS has been absolutely wonderful! My son has attended MVPS for 13 years and will graduate in 2011. The Faculty and Staff are great, we have a new administration this year, and plans to expand the new 'green' high school campus. The Varsity Basketball team won the 2008-2009 State Championship in our division. Go Mustangs!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is growing and flourishing one student at a time. New leadership, new focus and the vision for our kids future is worth the wait. MVPS asks: Are you Ready? Yes, we are, what has taken you so long?!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 23, 2009
I love this school. The faculty and staff are incredible. The teachers are great and very caring. They go the extra mile with the students and parents. My student was in the first graduating class at MVPS. We will never forget our experience with this great school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 04, 2009
We have been at MVPS for 3 years and are THRILLED with the school. My son just finished Kindergarten and had 14 students in his class. My daughter's preschool class had 11 students with two teachers. They get so much personalized attention. And so much exposure. 4x a week they get PE, music 3x, spanish 3x, computer lab, science lab, chapel, art, christian education, library...every week! And the families are wonderful. I love that I can let my child go home from school with anyone in their class. The teachers are continually challenged and trained. It is VERY structured and very challenging academically and may not be for everyone. But it is GREAT for us.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2009
Mount Vernon has a great environment that allows students to thrive and flourish

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2009
MVPS is a pretty new school with a great, friendly faculty. Because of its short history, it still has much to improve on along the way to become a distinguished school!

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November 01, 2008
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December 03, 2006
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April 20, 2004
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Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
471 Mt Vernon Hwy, Atlanta, GA  30328
(404) 252-3448
Last modified Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top