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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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New Arts Leadership for Mount Vernon Studios

New Arts Leadership for Mount Vernon Studios

From national awards to travel opportunities, our artists have had a banner year and with over 150+ events this year, our studios continue to put out incredible creative work. This year we tried new things like Live Karaoke, Jazz Night, Art in Action/Arts Frontier...

Set The Stage To Engage: Camp Read-A-Lot

Set The Stage To Engage: Camp Read-A-Lot

As summer approaches and reading lists are posted, teachers are reminding students of the magic of immersing themselves in a good book. Grade 3 teachers and students created “Camp Read-A-Lot”, a day dedicated to pushing desks aside, bringing pillows, stuffed animals,...

The Mount Vernon School Graduates The Largest Class In 50 Year History

The Mount Vernon School Graduates The Largest Class In 50 Year History

Mount Vernon Celebrates its 15th Commencement Ceremony and 15 years of 100% College Acceptance  Atlanta, GA -- (May 23, 2022) -- The Mount Vernon School celebrated its 15th annual graduation ceremony this past weekend. The ceremony took place at 9:00 am on Saturday,...

Lower School Spring Expeditions Spark Curiosities

Lower School Spring Expeditions Spark Curiosities

Lower School learners brought expeditionary learning to life this Spring. Expeditions allow learners to follow sparks of curiosity and ignite passions for learning. Sometimes we wonder and wander on an expedition. Sometimes expeditions spark interest as an entry event...

The World Peace Game: How Grade 8 Saved The World

The World Peace Game: How Grade 8 Saved The World

How might we prepare all students to be globally competitive and engaged citizen leaders? Over the last month, grade 8 students have had a unique opportunity to experience this piece of Mount Vernon’s mission. The World Peace Game, created and developed by the World...

Thematic Responses to Literature

Thematic Responses to Literature

The Grade 8 Humanities team (Todd Wass, Emily Pastore, Dave Leflar) in partnership with Arts and IDEA took a deep dive into "An American Sunrise” by Joy Harjo, the current Poet Laureate of the United States. Through a recent partnership with 7 Stages Theatre, teaching...