Developing hearts of service within the learners of Mount Vernon is a critical component of the Christian Education experience. Recognizing the importance of responsibility, compassion, and generosity in our learners, Mount Vernon involves the School in hands-on service activities. Upper School learners are required to complete 8 hours (4 per semester) per year. As an entire Mount Vernon community, learners spend over 10,000 hours serving the needs of others in the Atlanta area.
A major component to the School’s community service and outreach program is engaging our learners in focused philanthropic endeavors during the course of the year. All grade levels, PK-12, engage in a unified, quarterly collection that focuses our attention on a specific need and increases our ability to have a deeper impact by pooling our resources. Engaging our learners in learning the value and meaning of giving is vital to developing well-rounded and distinguished members of the community.