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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.

What Matters Here

As a school grounded in Christian values, we are a community that not only weathers change, but one that can be transformed by it and designs it. 

“What matters here” allows us to set the conditions, preparing students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.

Leadership

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,

CEO - Dr. Brett Jacobsen

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Dr. Jacobsen is CEO of The Mount Vernon School, MVOnline – The Global Online Campus, and Mount Vernon Ventures. Leading Mount Vernon through a transformational period since 2009, the School has gained a national reputation for innovation in education, including launching a research and strategy lab known as Mount Vernon Ventures. He frequently shares his journey of innovation and entrepreneurial impact at national and international conferences. Dr. Jacobsen was recognized by the Atlanta Business Chronicle as one of the 2017 Most admired CEOs in the education category. He is also a proud member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013.

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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Officers

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

Trustees
Shannon Banna
Ro Chopra
Alexandra Fenech
Ashley Giardino
Dex Harris
Lars Minns
Angela Nagy
Mark Oshnock
Steve Soteres
Arjun Srinivasan
Amanda Woodall

Trustee Emeritus
Lisa Drake
Christy Pierce

Ex-Officio
Dr. Brett Jacobsen
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.