Mount Pisgah Christian School
On Another Level
by Carrie Whitney
"As a Christian school, we seek to prepare our students to be well-educated, moral leaders of our future," says Head of School Chris Alexander. "With challenging academics, a wide range of meaningful co-curricular activities and a Christian Leadership program, we are developing students who will not only be resourceful, independent adults, but also well-rounded individuals who understand their social and moral responsibility to others."
Mount Pisgah encourages future leaders through its service-training program. Character development begins in the lower school. In middle school, students start to work on service and in upper school they develop that service into leadership skills. For example, each year, juniors and seniors participate in a mission trip to Montana where they work in homeless shelters. Some of the high school students have also started a Habitat for Humanity group and are in the process of building a home. Meanwhile, younger students write letters to and obtain monetary donations for children around the world. Students also attend chapel once a week during school.
The abundance of resources available allows students to gain the level of academics found at a large independent school, but with smaller classes, everyone gets to participate. There is a 10 to one student/teacher ratio. Also, college advisors help students prepare for and apply to college, a program so successful that 100 percent of Mount Pisgah students are accepted into colleges such as Stanford and Northwestern, among others.
Because of Mount Pisgah's rigorous academics, students at all age levels consistently perform at a high level. The school commits itself to providing an academically challenging environment that stimulates intellectual curiosity and encourages critical thinking-skills that will help Mount Pisgah students be successful as they graduate to an upper-level education.
Mount Pisgah also has an active athletics department, and the school won state championships in boys' basketball and girls' volleyball this past school year. Due to the size of the school, around half of the students are able to participate in sports. Next year, Mount Pisgah will change from being a member of the Georgia Independent School Association to a member of the Georgia High School Association for all sports and interscholastic activities, which will bring a new, challenging level of athletics to the already challenging academic environment.
Students Enrolled: 1,050
Total Teachers: 94
Annual Tuition Range: $5,706-$12,206
Open House: Call for appt. and tours
9820 Nesbit Ferry Rd.
Alpharetta, GA 30022