Curiosity & Passion Drive Learning

When students explore their questions, passions, and interests they make connections that expand their learning and personal development.

  • Connections

    One way our students tap into personal interests is through a variety of connections courses they select which include visual and performing arts,  maker, design & engineering, physical education, and digital media.


  • Athletics

    With nearly 90% of Middle School students participating in at least one of the School’s 54 interscholastic teams, the athletic program allows students many opportunities to explore an interest they want to pursue.


  • Student Life

    The Middle School offers a variety of opportunities for students to expand their learning outside the classroom through student council, clubs, pep rallies, social events, and trips.

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Relationships are Foundational for Learning


Receiving support and guidance from conference mentors, students actively participate in their own learning through a collaborative conversation with their parents during student-led conferences.

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Mentoring & Advisory Groups

Student Advisory groups are designed for multiple purposes to engage students in character education, enrichment opportunities, and the curation of learning through e-portfolios.

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Academic Resource

The Academic Resource Center provides students the tools and opportunities they need for academic success. Our resource specialists work with students, teachers, and parents developing instructional strategies to personalize learning.

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Learners Apply Knowledge to Make an Impact

Project-Based Learning

We believe in a student-centered approach to school in which students learn through the experience of solving a real-world, open-ended problem.

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Learning Demands Interactive and Flexible Spaces

While each of our classrooms is outfitted with a variety of seating options and movable furniture to suit the needs our learners, we have also discovered learning is also maximized when students work in a variety of environments and spaces.

Studio(i) & HIVE

Designed to be a creative and collaborative space, Studio(i) on the Founders Campus and the HIVE on the Glenn Campus house our Maker, Design & Engineering programs. Students fabricate designs with wood tools, they have access to 3D printers, computers, and high-resolution prototyping tools which allow them to explore all aspects of a maker community.


Empathy Influences Learning

Design Thinking

Believing designers change the world, we teach children to observe and question their world, build empathy muscles, experiment with prototypes and iterate. Beyond Lower School, Middle and Upper School students build upon these approaches to learning but on a deeper level.


Servant Leadership

Striving to foster a spirit of service in our students, our grade levels partner with organizations throughout the community to help each child see how he or she can make a difference. Additionally we spend an entire day serving our community in honor of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001 through Helping Hands Day.


Take the next step


At Mount Vernon, we ask questions. We invite you to ask your own questions as you experience our MV Mindset on campus.

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