Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, located on 37 acres in the heart of Sandy Springs, serves children ages six weeks through Grade 12.
One powerful way Mount Vernon amplifies learning is through design thinking. As a partner of Stanford's d.School, MVPS opened the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation (MVIFI) in 2010, engaging students in real-world, people-centered problem solving.
Mount Vernon also offers several other intriguing ways for students to experience the world, including a unique offering called Interim Term. Traveling through cultural arts trips, national college tours, mission trips, and participating in internships, students broaden their learning experiences beyond the classroom.
Impacting the wider Atlanta area, Mount Vernon students perform more than 10,000 hours of community service each year. Additionally, opportunities on the playing field abound with 90% of students participating in one or more of the School's 45 teams.
Extending the mission of Mount Vernon Presbyterian School beyond the walls of the school, Mount Vernon's Institute for Innovation delivers 21st century teaching and learning to local and global communities.
Through professional learning workshops, international exchange opportunities, and service and outreach, the Institute builds effective public-private partnerships that promote inquiry, innovation and impact.
First PS–12 school in the Southeast US to implement comprehensive Design Thinking infusion