Student Services

Student Success Services

Student Success Services at Mount Pisgah Christian School consists of a team of specialists - learning strategists, counselors and teachers - who are committed to empowering students academically, emotionally and socially. This team has a holistic approach to equipping students to achieve their potential. This work is done collaboratively to meet students where they are, then multiply their talents.

Student Support at MPCS is based on developmental student needs across divisions.  While the goal in the lower school is early identification and remediation, the emphasis in the middle and upper schools is on executive functioning support and study skills development.

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  • Lower School

    MPCS Lower School offers individualized instruction plans with classroom accommodations for students with a professional evaluation and/or diagnosis. MPCS Lower School Student Support consists of two programs.
    The Early Intervention Program, designed for Junior Kindergarten through second grade students, offers programs with short-term targeted interventions and ongoing interventions in math, reading foundational skills, and reading comprehension.
    The Upper Elementary Program, designed for third and fourth grade students, offers short-term targeted interventions and ongoing interventions in math, phonics, reading comprehension, and writing.
    Both programs use evidence-based practices, per administrator's discretion. Each year, the programs are tailored to meet the needs of the students enrolled in Student Support Services.

    Click here to download our Lower School Accommodation Guidelines

    Lower School Student Support Services Department

    Caprice Pickering
    Director of Lower School Student Support
    Learning Specialist, Early Intervention Math Program

    Whitney June Learning Specialist, Early Intervention Reading Program

    Lauri Bradley Learning Specialist, Upper Elementary Program

    Dianne Gormley Learning Specialist, Upper Elementary Program
  • Middle & Upper School

    In the Middle and Upper Schools, Learning Specialists work closely with classroom teachers as they implement approved accommodations from educational evaluations and support teachers’ use of best practices for all students. For an additional cost, the Learning Specialist may also provide identified students with executive functioning support and study skills coaching in a designated class period during the school day.  

    Download our Middle and Upper School Accommodation Guidelines

    Middle and Upper School Student Support Department 

    Vicki Smith - Learning Strategist, 5th and 6th Grade

    Janey Smith - Learning Strategist, 7th and 8th Grade

    Chris Bock; - Upper School Learning Strategist

Parent of 6th Grade Student

The confidence, organization and study skills that this has taught our daughter is beyond anything we expected.  Not only that but it’s done in a manner with grace, patience and love.

School Counseling

The mission of the Mount Pisgah Christian School counseling team is to provide a comprehensive, developmental counseling program addressing the spiritual, academic, personal and social development of all students. In partnership with other educators, parents and community members, school counselors support the school mission to teach foundational truth in an ever changing world, empowering students to think critically and creatively and to act with courage and compassion.

School counselors accomplish this mission through classroom, group and individual guidance. In addition, the counselors develop and provide parent programing to address the developmental needs of students.

School Counselors:

Lower School - Aimee Pierce

Middle School - Missy Curtis

Upper School - Diane Nardella

College Counseling

Mount Pisgah Christian School is proud to provide an exceptional college counseling experience backed by the expertise of an outstanding team of professionals. Each student is well known at Mount Pisgah and individual strengths, talents and preferences are taken into account throughout the college counseling process. Students meet early and often with the team for college planning and preparation. The counseling team utilizes the Naviance Family Connection system to help students organize their materials and thoughts during college exploration. Checklists, informative meetings and workshops are provided for both students and parents.