Academics

Lower School

Welcome to Mount Pisgah Lower School

Cultivating intellectual curiosity is a fundamental aspect of Lower School, serving children in junior kindergarten through fourth grade.
 
Individualized attention, nurturing teachers, and strong academics create the perfect opportunity for children to foster a love of learning. From STEAM and art to music and Christian education, Lower School students are appropriately challenged through a wide-ranging curriculum.
 
Multimedia technology, visits to the Science, Invention, and Culinary Labs, plus physical education, library skills, and etiquette round out each child's school experience.
 
Providing a safe and healthy environment is a priority at MPCS and we ensure your child has nutritious meal options, access to a full-time registered nurse, an on-site security officer, well-maintained facilities and more.

Lower School Co-Curriculars

Mount Pisgah Lower School provides a Biblically integrated standards based curriculum with detailed learning targets. Multiple assessments allow students opportunities to reach various levels of proficiency throughout a unit of study.  

Teachers differentiate instruction and meet students at their level of readiness to learn, resulting in academic growth while cultivating a growth mindset. Standards based grading is also used at the Lower School level.  
 

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  • Bible/Chapel

    We seek to give opportunities for our students to be challenged, develop, and learn through daily devotions, Bible classes, weekly chapels, Christian Living Projects, and serving the community as they learn how to live a life of virtue while sharing Christ’s love.
  • STEAM / 212°

    Lower School students will be engaged in Steam through weekly classes that focus on integrated units and the WozEd Curriculum. 

    Over the course of their time in the Lower School students will complete the Engineering, Animation, and Coding Pathways Levels 1 and 2. During Steam class students will focus on collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking skills. At 212° water boils and becomes Steam! 
  • Music

    Our primary goal is to help students find the power of their own, unique creativity. We achieve this by teaching students how to match pitch, identify and understand rhythms, improvise, compose, and also how to listen and evaluate high quality musical performances. We enjoy singing and playing different instruments throughout the year! 
  • Art

    Every child is an artist and we believe this stage of their development is an important opportunity to cultivate and honor their individual creativity. Each student will be introduced to various artists and time periods while also using multiple media and processes.
  • Culinary

    In culinary class students are able to explore geography and cultures through food, reinforce math concepts, and practice ‘kitchen science’. The experience of creating food will help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.
  • P.E.

    Our students learn that exercise, teamwork, play, and a healthy diet are important for all aspects of their life. Students are able to do this in a safe, encouraging environment where we honor our Savior Jesus and each other! 

Social Emotional Learning

Mount Pisgah Lower School provides a comprehensive counseling program to empower students to develop key emotional and social competencies. Our school counselor connects with the students through monthly classroom guidance lessons covering a variety of topics concerning students’ social, emotional, academic, and spiritual well-being. Our Lower School counselor is available to talk with students, advise faculty, and partner with parents. While we do not provide on-going individualized counseling, we are able to provide therapist referrals and partner with outside professionals to support students and their families.

Head of Lower School

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    Jennifer Scott 

    Head of Lower School

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    Nicole Barrett 

    Assistant Head of Lower School
  • Photo of Karen Barnes

    Karen Barnes 

    Office Coordinator
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    Tamara Haynes 

    Lower School Receptionist
    678-336-3300 EXT. 3300
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    Jenna Hecht 

    Lower School Counselor