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.


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 & Head of School - Dr. Brett Jacobsen

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Dr. Jacobsen is completing his 13th year as the CEO & Head of School for The Mount Vernon School. Leading Mount Vernon through a transformational period, 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 CEO’s in the education category. He is also is a proud member of Leadership Atlanta, Class of 2013.

Board of Trustees

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

Alexandra Fenech
Ashley Giardino
Jeff Mills
Lars Minns
Angela Nagy
Mark Oshnock
Lisa Ramsey
Steve Soteres
Arjun Srinivasan
Anthony Tuggle
Amanda Woodall

Trustee Emeritus
Lisa Drake
Christy Pierce

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.