The (i)Project is a unique opportunity for Upper School learners to cultivate their curiosities and take creative risks. Working independently or in a group, students take a deep dive into a topic of their choosing to deepen their understanding of a real-world issue.
The annual iFestival is an exciting opportunity for students to demonstrate their learning publicly. It’s also a celebration of the journey that happened over the course of the year, and is open to the entire community. Everyone has a story to tell, and the (i)Project is a unique opportunity to discover, create, and celebrate that narrative.
Naturally, our students’ curiosities and passions live out boldly on playing fields, in art studios, on stage, in clubs, at social events, and through leadership opportunities and service. Mount Vernon’s Upper School experience offers a variety of ways for students to be their best selves.
Beginning in ninth grade, our college counselors recognize each student’s unique goals and aspirations. Through group and one-on-one sessions, they spend a significant amount of time crafting an individualized college plan for each student.
We take a networked and multi-layered approach to advising students. All Mount Vernon learners benefit from the mentoring and counseling of a faculty advisor who provides the first layer of academic advisement for a group of around ten students.
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.
This cohort experience, co-designed by the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation, positions students to work alongside entrepreneurs, community leaders, and proven innovators tackling issues and solving wicked problems. Serving as leaders in design thinking and in the principles of innovation, students are empowered to positively impact the world and people around them.
Learning Demands Interactive and Flexible Spaces
Designed to be a creative and collaborative space, the HIVE is home to our Maker, Design & Engineering program. Students fabricate designs with wood tools like a CNC machine and a laser cutter. With access to 3D printers, a vinyl cutter, micro electronics, and computers, students design animation and robotics, and explore all aspects of a maker community.
Empathy Influences Learning
The Humanities Program
In this integrated course, ninth and tenth grade students examine the evolution of human civilizations. Discovering how innovation, ethics, solutions, creativity, communication, and collaboration have shaped the human experience, students analyze contemporary and historical societies through the lens of literature, history, politics, economics, philosophy, religious faith, ethics, architecture, art, and music.
Developing hearts of service is an essential component of the Upper School experience. Recognizing the importance of compassion and generosity, we involve students in hands-on service experiences. Through our annual Helping Hands Day and monthly service projects, students spend over 10,000 hours serving the needs of others in the Atlanta area.
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At Mount Vernon, we ask questions. We invite you to ask your own questions as you experience our MV Mindset on campus.