Our Identity

Inquiry, Innovation, & Impact

We are Mount Vernon

Students have big ideas. When their teachers really know each individual’s curiosities and passions, the possibilities are limitless. As a co-educational day school for more than 1200 students in Preschool through Grade 12, Mount Vernon is a destination for students who want to design a better world. As the conditions are set for learners to excel in college, career, and citizenship, Mount Vernon understands the formula required for success: a clear and compelling mission, cultural norms inviting people to step outside of their comfort zone, design principles and practices that guide teaching and learning, and six significant mindsets resulting in an impactful experience.

Our Mission

We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.

Inclusion and Diversity

Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, our trust in each other strengthens our sense of identity, autonomy, and interdependence. As a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact, we are committed to creating and sustaining a school culture where all members feel valued and safe, sharing their authentic selves to design a better world…together.

Our Strategy

We cultivate and inspire growth through a strategic response to the disruptive shifts in the literacies, skills, attributes, and relationships required for current and future, local and global contexts.


Supporting, empowering, and equipping a generation of learners with the skills and knowledge to be successful in college and beyond, Mount Vernon’s leaders are deeply committed to the School’s mission, vision, and values,

Head of School - Kristy Lundstrom

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With 25 years of experience in the United States and Europe, Kristy is an innovative educator with a depth of unmatched applied leadership coupled with a high level of emotional intelligence. Prior to coming to Mount Vernon she held a variety of leadership positions, including the Executive Director of the Viktor Rydberg Schools (7 independent bilingual schools) in Stockholm, Sweden and the Head of School for the Scandinavian School of Brussels. Reflected in personal and professional motto, “Kids Go First” Kristy is a strong advocate for students, inspiring mentor for faculty and staff and a strategic visionary for the School.

Board of Trustees

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Board Chair – Jeff Garrison
Vice Chair –  Carl Streck
Treasurer  Todd Ehrlich
Secretary – Debby Moorman

Shannon Banna
Billy Bastek
Ro Chopra
Alexandra Fenech
Ashley Giardino
Dex Harris
Emily Johnston
Lars Minns
Mark Oshnock
Arjun Srinivasan
Andy Walker
Amanda Woodall

Trustee Emeritus
Lisa Drake
Christy Pierce

Kristy Lundstrom
The Rev. Barrett Abernethy

Faculty & Staff

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External Partnerships

We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.
Extending the School’s reach and impact in our local community and beyond, lasting relationships with corporate partners are built and fostered through multiple channels at Mount Vernon.