VOTED #1 BEST PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR THE 4TH YEAR
Thank you to our entire MPCS family and the metro Atlanta community for voting us the “Best Private School” in Cobb county for the FOURTH year in a row! We are humbled and blessed by your votes for the Marietta Daily Journal / Cobb Life Magazine 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 honors in the Kids and Education category.
Not only did you vote us the "Best Private School," but you also gave MPCS 3-time honors for "Best Preschool," "Best Performing Arts Program," and Cobb's "Best Teacher - Billy Flood." The accolades don't end there, as you added "Best Music Instruction," as well as "Best Dance Studio - Murray Arts Academy," to the list of #1 honors.
And, even more impressive, MPCS also achieved a fourth-consecutive “Best of the Best” #1 title, receiving the MOST VOTES of ANY category in the entire competition. Our beloved Mr. Flood was the fourth-place overall vote-getter also. Wow! Be sure to check out the 2022 April edition Cobb Life Magazine to read why we achieved the #1 status, as well as details on the best private school accolades. Our school could not do what we do without our incredible students, parents, grandparents, alumni, community, and supporters! As they all feel it every day, MPCS is family. Thank you!
WHO is MPCS?
Mount Paran Christian School is a PreK3 through twelfth-grade private Christian, non-denominational, college-preparatory school. Founded in 1976, MPCS is fully accredited (SAIS/Cognia/CESA/NAIS) and located in near Kennesaw Mountain on a 68-acre collegiate-like campus. MPCS is committed to excellence in academics, award-winning arts, and championship athletics, all within a Christian environment.
WHY WE are VOTED THE BEST
Students are given every opportunity to excel in the classroom with small student-teacher ratios (average 12:1) and challenging course loads. More than 59 AP and honors classes are offered, in addition to STEAM (PreK-grade 12), Project Lead the Way® (AP-calibre engineering curriculum), a gifted program, instructional support programs for mild dyslexia and learning differences, State championship robotics, vast exploratories/electives, and a 1:1 device program in middle and high school. MPCS boasts a higher percentage of AP scholars (students scoring a 3 or higher on AP exams) than other private or public schools in Cobb county. Of MPCS graduates, 100% are accepted into college and attend schools such as Columbia, Georgia Tech, the University of Georgia (average 26% of each class accepted), Gordon, Harvard, M.I.T., UCLA, Vanderbilt, and all US military academies.
MPCS recently completed the $12M Murray Innovation Center addition to the high school, equipped with maker space, fabrication lab, digital-theatre, student-run coffee shop, and more!
Athletics are a school-wide affair, uniting the preschool, lower, middle, and high school with a common sense of belonging. Even our three-year-olds know they're Eagles from day one. Sixty-four teams represent 16 different sports beginning in the fifth grade, including a fishing team! Middle school alone boasts 46 Metro 10 championships. Varsity has recently won 33 GHSA State titles in swim, track, football, golf, volleyball, and (10-time) competition cheer. On average, 16% of student-athletes sign to play at the collegiate level. Our athletes serve every day as role models to younger students through Christian Life mentor programs.
Inside Mount Paran Christian School's state-of-the-art Murray Arts Center, students age three and up are equipped with the skills to nurture their God-given abilities. Our Arts programs have received the highest calibre recognition in all areas including Governor's Honors, All-State, and Shuler Hensley awards. These highly-valued programs include chapel band, orchestra, marching band, chorus, vocal ensembles, dance, drama, technical theater, visual arts, recording arts, graphic design, photography, and musical theater. The Dozier School of the Arts magnet program gives students opportunities for intensive curricular study in their talent-area to facilitate growth and the potential to perform at the next level. MPCS also provides curricular arts classes and after-school music/dance lessons.
MPCS students experience God and grow in their faith through worship, in service, in missions, and in discipleship. Everything we do is within the context of faith. Students at every grade level are provided weekly opportunities to practice their faith through chapel worship, prayer, and Bible classes. Biblical integration happens throughout all academic classes to bolster faith and student mentorships.
Uncompromising academics is in no way sacrificed due to our Christian faith; nowhere in Scripture is mediocrity applauded. However, our unwavering commitment to exemplary academics goes hand-in-hand with developing servant-leaders who honor God, love others, and walk in Truth.
Click to watch the video above and experience family at MPCS.
Mount Paran Christian School provides exemplary PK3-grade 12 academics in small classes with Christ at the center. Our job is to prepare servant-leaders — in the classroom, on the ball field, on the stage, and, ultimately, in our community. This is our highest priority, as it is yours. Learn more about the difference a Mount Paran Christian School education can make for your child.
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#1 "BEST OF THE BEST"
Grab the most recent issue of Cobb Life Magazine and read about the top five in the "Best of the Best" category, where MPCS earned the most votes overall in all categories. "Best Teacher" Billy Flood also was the #4 overall vote-getter.
The "Other" Happiest Place on Earth - MPCS' "Best Preschool"
There is no doubt for anyone who has stepped foot inside the Sewell Cottage that there is truly something special happening. Joy comes from preschool children heard laughing, playing, learning, and praising God. From STEAM, writing, centers, math, Spanish, and chapel, our youngest Eagles are having the time of their lives. Click here to learn more about why MPCS won "Best Preschool" honors for the third year in a row.
AWARD-WINNING ARTS PROGrAMS ARE leading the way
Performing and visual arts at MPCS take place in the absolutely fantastic Murray Arts Center - a cornerstone facility on campus. The Dozier School of the Arts magnet program offers students concentrations in any fine or performing curricular arts areas. The dramatic and musical theatre productions have won more Shuler-Hensley awards and more nominations than any other private school in Cobb county. No wonder Mount Paran Christian School arts programs were voted #1 in 2020, 2021, and 2022.
This year, MPCS also won #1 honors for "Best Music Instruction" and "Best Dance Studio - Murray Arts Academy." MPCS offers both curricular and after-school instrumental and voice instruction. Our Murray Arts Academy also includes ballet and musical theatre classes for toddlers and up.
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Congratulations Mr. Billy Flood, voted "best teacher" in Cobb
Mr. Billy Flood is the MPCS middle and high school Band Director and is beloved by students and staff. He earned his Bachelor of Music from Berry College and his Master of Music Education from the University of Georgia. He is currently pursuing his Doctor of Education, also through UGA. With 20 years in his profession, he began his music and teaching career at Mount Paran Christian school. During his tenure, Mr. Flood has earned "Teacher of the Month" and tallied the fourth most votes in the entire 2022 "Best of Cobb" contest.
CLICK HERE to read the January Cobb Life edition, including Mr. Flood, as well as Mrs. Jill Brown, in the "Top 20 Educators in Cobb."
Mrs. Kelly Moss (first grade) and Mrs. Lyn Bennett (preschool) were voted best teachers in Cobb in 2019 and 2020, respectively.
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