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The Merchant Triplets

These siblings joined the Mount Vernon community when they were in fourth grade. Although they are the School’s only set of triplets and share a strong work ethic and drive, which they attribute to their parents’ influence, they each bring their own strengths and unique qualities to the table, and upon graduation, each has a different path laid out in front of them.

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Mastering the Art of Goal Setting

Mastering the Art of Goal Setting

During daily Middle School community time, students have the opportunity to practice valuable skills, experience new cultures, and learn alongside their peers in a fun and encouraging environment. This month, in honor of the new year, students are focusing on the...

Exploring Georgia’s Rich History in Grade 2

Exploring Georgia’s Rich History in Grade 2

"Georgia Then and Now" was the topic of deep exploration for Grade 2 which recently wrapped up after classroom study and research, interactions with MVXperts, and multiple expeditions. This unit is designed to help students understand the history and geography of our...

Inspired by Nature: Grade 1 Builds Prototypes To Solve Human Problems

Inspired by Nature: Grade 1 Builds Prototypes To Solve Human Problems

Last week, Grade 1 students completed their month-long Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) unit titled "How might we design a prototype that is inspired by observing nature and can solve a human problem?" Through their observations of nature and their research, students were...

Eight Students Embark On Month-Long Foreign Exchange

Eight Students Embark On Month-Long Foreign Exchange

Eight members of the Class of 2024 and 2025 embarked on a month-long foreign exchange program last Friday, January 13. Four students traveled to Spain and four to France. Taking full advantage of an opportunity to be truly engaged citizen leaders and globally...

Seniors Bringing Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps to Life!

Seniors Bringing Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps to Life!

Written by Kat Petty, Class of 2024 Alfred Hitchcock’s sensational spy thriller comedy, The 39 Steps, is coming January 25 - 27 to the Mount Vernon Black Box Theater!! The show is this year’s senior theatre project and is entirely run by senior theatre students, who...

Grade 5 Launches Into Leadership

Grade 5 Launches Into Leadership

Grade 5 students are known as the “Leaders of the Lower School.” Starting with questions like, “How can we make an impact on our Lower School community through leadership?” Grade 5 students discover what leadership and impact looks like through this flagship...