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Admissions

Become a Mount Vernon Family

At Mount Vernon, we believe that relationships are foundational to establishing a love of learning and that when teachers truly know and understand their students’ curiosities and passions, incredible things can happen. Our Admissions Team is eager to connect with you and guide you on a journey of exploring all that Mount Vernon has to offer.

All parents want the best for their children. Like you, we know the journey to find the ideal school can be an overwhelming process. To introduce you to the School’s design thinking approach, we invite you to utilize our Family Guide To Discovering Your Child’s Ideal Education Experience. This guide aims to make your school search process more interactive by inspiring conversations about learning, your experiences with schools, and what you hope school could be like. We look forward to learning your story and sharing Mount Vernon with you.

The Admission Journey

Step 1:

Connect

Step 1: Schedule a call.

We Invite you to Schedule a call with Admissions via our online calendar. We look forward to connecting with you and assisting you as you navigate the admissions process.

Step 2:

Visit

Step 2: Customize your experience.

We offer a variety of in-person and virtual options to connect with MV and explore the School. Now that our scheduled events have passed, we continue to host individual family tours of campus by appointment. Log into (or create) your Ravenna account to schedule your visit. You are welcome to view our online virtual tour or schedule a call with admissions.

Admissions events and tours will begin in October. Details and registration will be available in August.

Open House Dates

Preschool Open Houses
Nov 10, Dec 2, Jan 31

Lower School Open Houses
Oct 4, Nov 3, Dec 13, Jan 19

Middle School Open Houses
Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 6, Jan 12

Upper School Open Houses
Oct 13, Nov 15, Dec 8, Jan 24

MV Connects: Virtual Series

Maker, Design, Engineering & Arts Programs at MV
Nov 3

A Day in the Life at MV Lower School
Nov 29

Innovation Diploma at MV
Dec 1

Athletics at MV
Dec 6

College Counseling at MV
Jan 26

*Mount Vernon, like many other schools in the Atlanta area, utilizes Ravenna, a paperless admission system that provides a simplified, centralized, and complete application experience for families.

Step 3:

Apply

Step 3: Submit your application.

 

At this stage of the admissions season, there are limited openings in select grades for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Prior to applying, please contact Kimberly Exford (Preschool – Grade 5) or Eric Cheek (Grades 6 – 12). Applications for the 2023 – 2024 school year will be available early October. Log into your Ravenna Hub account to submit forms and manage your application.

  • Shared Application Form
  • $100 Nonrefundable Application Fee
  • Parent Questionnaire
  • Student Questionnaire (rising grades 6 - 12)
  • Teacher Evaluation Forms (rising PK3 - grade 12)
  • School Records (rising grades 1 - 12)
  • JATP testing (rising K -  grade 5)
  • Admissions Student Visit Day (rising PK3 - grade 12)

Mount Vernon is a member of the Atlanta Area Association of Independent Schools (AAAIS). As a member of AAAIS, Mount Vernon adheres to the Principles of Best Practice and common admissions notification dates. Please review the AAAIS website to familiarize yourself with these principles and view a list of member schools.

Step 4:

Enroll

Step 4: Join our Community

 

After you complete the application process, your application will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Accepted applicants will receive an enrollment checklist and contract.

Once your enrollment contract has been submitted, you’ll begin to receive information about upcoming new family events and ways to get involved in the Mount Vernon community as you prepare for your student’s first day of school.

Virtual Tour

New and renovated learning spaces are flexible, interactive, and reflective of research in neuroscience and human development. This 360° interactive tour will guide you through a few highlights of the student experience at Mount Vernon.

Connect with a Parent Ambassador

Would you enjoy connecting with a current Mount Vernon Parent to learn about their experiences at the School? We’d love to connect you! Ask questions, make connections, and learn what they value most about being at MV.

Meet the Team

Kirsten Beard
Chief Admissions Officer
404-252-3448 x2401

Kimberly Exford
Associate Director of Admissions,
Lower Campus
(Preschool – Grade 5)
404-252-3448 x2402

Eric Cheek
Associate Director of Admissions,
Upper Campus
(Grades 6 – 12)
404-252-3448 x2403

Debbie Barclift
Admissions Manager
404-252-3448 x2400

Non-Discrimination Statement:
Students of any race, religion, national and/or ethnic origin, and any other protected class under state or federal law may be admitted.