Relationships & Networks

Students are offered vibrant opportunities for learning through inquiry-based projects, local expeditions, and both domestic and international travel. These experiences enable students to examine issues of local, global, and cultural significance, fostering the recognition and empathy towards the perspectives and worldviews of others.

By intentionally integrating cultural experiences into our curriculum, we empower our students to become not just knowledgeable individuals, but equipped with empathy, understanding, and the skills to thrive in an interconnected world.

Aligned with the School’s mission to graduate globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders, Mount Vernon offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in culturally rich experiences. By expanding learners’ exposure to global issues and perspectives, we are shaping a generation prepared to make a meaningful impact.

Through travel, immersive experiences, internships, and celebrations of cultural heritage, Mount Vernon students develop a nuanced understanding of the world, fostering empathy and honing their ability to approach complex issues as we dialogue across differences. 


Cultural Heritage

Mount Vernon students are constantly exploring stories that widen their worldview. We are deliberate in crafting immersive learning experiences that seamlessly fuse cultural significance with literacy and skill development. Through MVXperts and strong community relationships, we create moments that become profound journeys of discovery. During Diwali celebrations, for instance, students don’t just learn about the festival; they actively engage in crafting traditional decorations, learning about the cultural significance behind each symbol, and even participating in dance and music performances.

Similarly, Hispanic Heritage Month becomes a time of exploration and collaboration. Through partnerships with local Hispanic community organizations, students gain firsthand insights, practicing language skills and cultural competency while forging connections. Additionally, moments of fellowship and affinity are celebrated through a series of events and gatherings organized through the office of IDEA.



Over the course of one thoughtfully designed week, students in Grades 6 through 12 explore with the purpose of better understanding different people, languages, customs, and perspectives, while developing the skills to navigate an ever-changing world. 


International Exchange Program

Mount Vernon’s Student Exchange Program is a one-to-one cultural exchange with:

Europa International School   | Lycee Helene Boucher

Mount Vernon students spend five weeks living with a host family, immersing themselves in another country. In turn, their counterpart then visits Atlanta to attend classes at Mount Vernon for an additional five weeks. The program is application-based and only available to students in Grades 11 and 12.

dewey school


Mount Vernon’s partnership with The Dewey Schools in Vietnam opens up educational opportunities for students in the Southeast Asian region. Through this collaboration, students in Vietnam can pursue a Mount Vernon diploma via in-person instruction on our campus or via Mount Vernon School Online.

This partnership reflects our commitment to global educational outreach and offers unique benefits to our current students. By engaging in cross-cultural exchange, our students gain exposure to diverse perspectives and experiences, enhancing their educational journey and preparing them for success in an interconnected world.