In 1976, with a staff of only two, the Mount Paran Christian School Learning Center was established.

The program began with a preschool and kindergarten program at the Mount Paran Central Church of God location in Atlanta, Georgia.
During the 1984-1985 school year, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools found the MPCS elementary program to be in full compliance with all Association standards, awarding the elementary and middle schools their full accreditation. Acquisition of a sixty-five acre site on Allgood Road, Marietta, Georgia, in 1985, provided fulfillment of the vision for a total high school program.

Mount Paran Christian School is 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 stateoftheart 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.

100% of MPCS graduates are accepted into one or more of their college choices. The class of 2013 earned more than $3 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.

  • Location of School (State): Georgia
  • Location of School (City): Kennesaw
  • Type of School: Co-Educational
  • Religious Affiliation: Christian
  • Admissions Director: Shaunda Brooks
  • Phone: 770-578-0182
  • Homepage:
  • Application Deadline: None
  • Application fee: $75
  • Year Founded: 1976
  • Grades: GN12
  • Accreditation: SACS

Basic information of the school

  • Admission Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Total Students: 1205
  • Tuition $15,476
  • % Students of color: 12%

Academics and Faculty

  • Class size: 18
  • Student:Teacher Ratio - 11:1
  • AP courses: 18
  • Average SAT score: 1550


  • 16 sports
  • Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Football,
  • Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Wrestling


  • 20 extracurricular
  • Band, Beta Club, Drama, Key Club, Model UN, Orchestra, Robotics Club, Show Choir, Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
  • French National Honor Society,
  • Georgia Law Honor Society,
  • International Thespian Society,
  • National Honor Society,
  • Outreach/Missions,
  • Peer Mentoring Initiative,
  • Private Dance Lessons,
  • Private Music lessons,
  • Spanish National Honor Society,
  • Student Government Association,
  • Study Abroad Programs