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Based on the guidelines and recommendations from medical, public health, and government officials, the health & well-being standards have been reviewed and influenced by the Mount Vernon Response Team of medical and public health professionals within the Mount Vernon community as well as School nurses and staff members. Learn More

  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-

Applying

Application Deadline
February
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$25,250
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid
$10,000
From The Mount Vernon School

At Mount Vernon, we believe that your child should love school. We believe that relationships are foundational to a love of learning and that when teachers truly know and understand the curiosities and passions of their students, incredible things can happen. This approach has led students to pursue passion projects, collaborate with nonprofit organizations, and work hand-in-hand with Fortune 100 corporations. Our alumni are expanding their footprint across the country by being accepted to top-tier schools and receiving nationally recognized awards. Additionally, students have access to more than 54 sports teams, over 90 arts opportunities, and global travel. We have recently opened the doors to our new Upper School building which includes an industry-grade recording studio, a glass-walled cafe and coffee shop, College Counseling Suite, STEM and Maker spaces, community spaces, and a wing for the Arts: fine arts, digital arts, dance studio, a VR/AR lab, and a Black Box theater.

The Mount Vernon School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1220
72 responses
Average ACT
30
80 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
  • The Mustang Rally
    31%
  • Homecoming/Prom
    17%
  • Prefect System
    14%
  • Convocation
    11%
  • The Christmas Arts Showcase
    11%
  • Pep rallies
    6%
  • after-school programs and activities
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,002
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
    63%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $9,260
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    5:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.14 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.14 responses
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.14 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    100%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    83%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C
    Median Household Income
    $74,093
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,230
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $447,800
    National
    $184,700

    The Mount Vernon School Reviews

    104 reviews
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    From the moment we visited MV and heard Dr. Jacobsen share his vision for our children’s educational journey, the school’s philosophies, and their commitment to preparing students to be college-ready and well-positioned for the jobs of the future, we knew we were destined to become Mustangs! The “MV mindset” encourages children to be children--allowing them to individually learn through inquiry. MV makes learning relevant for their students through collaborative learning and individual-based projects. The staff challenges the students by teaching them not only what to learn but how to learn. We have witnessed our kids thriving as a result of smaller classroom sizes, teacher and staff accessibility, and MV’s very hands-on approach to children’s individual learning styles and skillsets! What we love the most about MV is their goal to educationally prepare their students, but they are equally as committed to ensuring their students become good, community-minded citizens.
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    When my daughters were new, they were warmly welcomed & made many new friends immediately! Mount Vernon’s exceptional teachers, small classes, expeditionary learning, project-based curriculum, state of the art technology, & the friendly & innovative culture are why we chose this school. Relationships are foundational. Staff are passionate, dedicated & loving & the community is like family. As of 2/20, students have been accepted to Penn,NYU,Tufts,Vassar,Furman,Davidson,UGA,GA Tech,Emory, w/ over 30% enrolling in their 1st choice, & $5.3M in scholarships (excluding HOPE). MV, rated in the US top 10 for most innovative schools, has a robust integrated humanities & STEAM curriculum. Teachers relate content to the real world with experts, design thinking, field trips, etc. “Innovation Diploma” students work on projects with organizations such as, Delta, Porsche, AT&T, CDC & designed a Virtual Reality program to help patients at CHOA w/ physical therapy with games.
    As a new MV family we could not be happier! When searching for a school, our priority was to find a place where our daughter would be happy and successful. The faculty set a wonderful example for the kids of what it means to serve. I often see Dr Jacobsen, Head of School, opening doors for students at Lower School carpool in the mornings. I love that there are so many ways to get involved as a parent. Prayer group, book club, Parent University presentations, weekly Chapel, arts/athletic events, volunteer opportunities. There are ample ways to get involved and feel connected. MV truly values every member of the community. MV is at the forefront of best teaching practices and innovative ways to engage every kind of learner. Teachers collaborate together to ensure the best possible learning environment for every student. Everyone is incredibly welcoming and supportive, and my daughter’s transition has been smooth and seamless. We are so grateful to be a part of the MV family!