Mount Paran Christian School

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Mount Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Road
Kennesaw, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 33°58′54″N 84°30′10″W / 33.981610°N 84.502892°W / 33.981610; -84.502892Coordinates: 33°58′54″N 84°30′10″W / 33.981610°N 84.502892°W / 33.981610; -84.502892
Type Private, coeducational, secondary
Established 1976
Grades Pre-k through 12
Enrollment About 1200
Color(s)              Blue, white, and black
Mascot Eagle

Mount Paran Christian School is a private Christian school located in Kennesaw, Georgia, United States. It includes pre-K through 12th grade.


Mission and goals[edit]

Mount Paran Christian School opened in 1976 as a private independent school with the goal of academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment. The program seeks to incorporate a college preparatory curriculum motivated by combining school, church activities and the students' homes. The school recognizes that extended families play an integral part in the students' daily life and applaud their support at school events, such as chapel, field trips, musical events, games, and musical and drama productions.

The school's mission statement is "Providing academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment, Mount Paran Christian School unites with home and church to prepare servant-leaders to honor God, love others, & walk in truth." [1]


MPCS is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Mount Paran Christian School offers a full college preparatory program with Honors and Advanced Placement classes, as well as joint enrollment with several area colleges. Mount Paran incorporates art, music, computer, foreign language, and physical education as regular components of the instructional program, beginning in preschool and extending through high school.

Mount Paran Christian School offers a program for gifted students in second through fourth grade (called ENCORE). Entrance into this program is based on testing and teacher recommendations.

The high school newspaper, The Eagle Eye, is in magazine format and focuses on the school's current events as well as outside news.


In an effort to ensure a high probability of student success, Mount Paran Christian School makes admission decisions for prospective students with the following general criteria in mind: faith commitment of the family and applicant, readiness to learn, appropriate academic skill levels, behavioral history, self-motivation, and leadership potential. Mount Paran Christian School evaluates all applicants, giving highest consideration to students whose needs it can meet best and applicants who can contribute most to the school environment.


Mount Paran competes in Georgia High School Association's Region 6-A.

Murray Arts Center[edit]

This arts center, bought by the school, opened in August 2008. Costing $35 million, the complex includes an 800-seat music hall, theater, dance studios and video production facilities.[2]

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