A hot cup of happiness! NCCS Business Academy entrepreneurship students just launched a steaming hot new business idea this fall! Are you ready??? This September, Higher Grounds Coffee OPENED for business, serving the students, faculty, staff, community, and all NCCS families with a delicious cup of joe! This business is completely student-led and operated — from naming to branding to researching the coffee-making process.
We hear these words continually from parents and students alike. From our founding in 1983 by a few faithful families to today’s thriving student body of over 1,100 learners from K3 through 12th grade on our expansive 50-acre private Christian school campus in Kennesaw, Georgia, NCCS has stayed true to our calling of teaching biblical truth in a uniquely nurturing environment.
NCCS isn't just a school. It's family.
Firm foundations of faith & identity.
Individualized education equates to incredible success.
At NCCS, we send our students out, and we invite the world in.
It’s hard to explain, but the minute we walked in the doors of NCCS, it felt like home.
Our whole family has thrived within this precious school’s tight-knit community.
In addition to feeling like a family, what makes NCCS so special is how the teachers and coaches really encourage you to develop your talents and explore diverse interests. My schedule was set up so I had time for track, time for band, time for my classes, and time to be in the [spring] musical. Everyone here works with you to balance your schedule, so you can achieve everything you want to achieve. Synclair Savage, Alumni class of '20
Went on to break track+Field records at the University of South Carolina
Parents + Board Member
NCCS has been a tremendous partner in the training of our children, the reinforcement of godly character, and the development of academic, athletic, and artistic gifting. It has literally been a second home for our family. So much so, that upon graduation from college, Moriah has returned to NCCS to serve as a teacher and pour into others what she has gained. Then this year, the school opened its doors to our treasured niece, as well — another Turnbough under NCCS’s wings.
LaRonna + Otha Turnbough
Moriah (class of 2017), Otha IV (class of 2019), Rachel (class of 2021),
Sophia (class of 2023), Elizabeth (class of 2024), Jeremiah (class of 2025),
and cousin Haleigh (class of 2023).
More importantly than all the awards, statistics and honors is the fact that the WORD was poured into our sons day in and day out for their entire school career. NCCS faculty and staff demonstrated and taught the love of Christ, showed grace and mercy, guided, disciplined, and modeled the Christian life for my boys for the 17 years that we were privileged to be a part of the school. The Christ-focused mission of the school and the way that mission is carried out on a daily basis has made a huge impact on molding and shaping each Watson boy. We are eternally grateful for the lessons learned and the love received for the past two decades. Well done, NCCS!The watson family, Mark (class of 2017), Jake (class of 2019), and Nate (class of 2021)
Mark and Nate were valedictorians of their classes; Jake was salutatorian and STAR student (highest SAT score) of his.
NCCS teachers are the cream of the crop. The lives of our children are radically different because of the impact their teachers have made on their hearts. They truly love Jesus with their whole hearts and love our children as if they were their very own. I don’t even have words to express how much this means to our family. Dean + Gabrielle Fung A Wing, NCCS ParentS
Parents + Faculty
I love the beautiful diversity at NCCS. We have had opportunities to welcome students from so many parts of the globe as part of our International Program. I love coming into the cafeteria and seeing a Chinese student sitting with Korean, Brazilian, and American students and watching them laugh with each other.Emily Siller, Upper School Counselor
First educational steps. Firm foundations for life.
Immense discovery, curiosity, and spiritual formation.
A time of identity formation and critical spiritual exploration.
Maximizing these prime years of influence, developing students into world influencers.
Calling all business owners, real estate professionals, mortgage brokers, and anyone else interested in learning what's NOW and what's NEXT for Cobb, Cherokee, and Acworth!
NCCS is hosting a networking event + community development panel emceed by Todd Clingman with Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, Cherokee / Towne Lake Commissioner Corey Ragsdale, and Cobb Commissioner Keli Gambrill in the NCCS Fine Arts Building on Thursday, 10.19, 8 - 9:15 a.m. Breakfast + coffee provided by Jill Stimson, Coldwell Banker Realty. REGISTER HERE to save your spot!
Our varsity girls have a 3 - 0 region record and a 9 - 3 - 1 overall record, boasting a strong 73% winning percentage so far this season. This year, North Cobb Christian School welcomed two new varsity softball coaches to our experienced Eagles coaching staff, who are undoubtedly contributing to the team’s success. Father-daughter dynamic duo John Legere and Rachel LaPrad have brought a fresh energy and expanded potential to Lady Eagles Softball.
They say it takes a village, but at NCCS, we say it takes a FAMILY -- OUR Family! And one of the perks of Eagle Family membership is having access to the scores of child-development experts under our roof to help you shepherd your children.
WHEN | Thursday 9.7 and 10.26
WHAT TIME | 8:15 - 9:15 a.m.
WHERE | The Fine Arts Building (FAB) off of Eagle Drive.
WHAT | Glean apply-today insights into your child's emotional and social health and safety at our two upcoming parenting workshops, offered by our NCCS Counseling team. Breakfast and coffee are provided by Dogwood Forest Assisted Living and The Holbrook.
We are always honored to share when one of our own at NCCS accepts the call to be a missionary and share the gospel of Christ -- whether in our own backyard or “across the pond.” Connor Hughes, our Assistant Director of Student Life, and his wife Annie are accepting that call. They will be joining Paul and Angela Richardson as they plant Take Hold Church in Edinburgh, Scotland.
North Cobb Christian School Breaks Ground on 35,000-square-foot Addition, Doubling High School Facility
Clouds hung low on the morning of June 15, but spirits could not have been higher as a crowd of faculty, parents, students, and alumni gathered under a balloon-adorned tent to celebrate the groundbreaking of the second phase of North Cobb Christian School’s upper school facility. With many donors and school supporters in attendance, the ceremony was led by the chairman of the NCCS board of directors, Todd Rainwater; capital campaign chair, Dan Garcia; and NCCS head of school, Todd Clingman.
North Cobb Christian School Varsity Baseball is the GHSA AA State Champion! So proud of these athletes and coaches. GO EAGLES!!
With the score tied 1-all in the bottom of the fourth inning, Jackson Uggla stepped in the batter’s box with a golden opportunity in Game 3 of the Class AA state championship series at AdventHealth Stadium. Uggla doubled off the left-field wall to score two runs — just missing hitting it out of the park — and it gave North Cobb Christian a 3-1 lead...
Join us in congratulating Coach Raymond Priester for being inducted into the Clemson University Athletic Hall of Fame! Coach Priester is beginning his sixth season as the North Cobb Christian School football running backs coach.
He played football for Clemson from 1994-97, earning these impressive stats...
We are very pleased to announce that Ray Gutierrez will be taking the helm of NCCS varsity girls basketball. Coach Gutierrez has had an illustrious coaching career, including multiple state championships. Prior to 2022, he was the Murphy High School varsity women’s basketball coach, earning the title of Winningest Head Coach in North Carolina from 2016 to 2021 with a 154-17 record (90% winning percentage).
His team won the 2020 and 2021 NCHSAA 1A State Championship; advanced to the Final Four in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021; and won the Smoky Mountain Conference (SMC) championship in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2022....
After 15 years as the head football coach for Allatoona High School, Gary Varner announced earlier this year that he would be retiring. The first question that came to mind for Matt Jones, North Cobb Christian School’s head football coach, was whether or not Varner would consider joining the coaching staff at NCCS.
After an illustrious tenure at Allatoona -- which included clinching 129 career victories, making it to 13 consecutive state playoffs, securing the state championship in 2015, being the state runners-up in 2019, and being named Cobb County Team of the Decade by the MDJ in 2020 -- Coach Varner decided to step down for health reasons...
Congratulations to NCCS Head Swim Coach Kevin Ellis for being one of two coaches chosen across the state as A-3A Coach of the Year! Very well deserved! We honor Kevin and Linda Ellis for the development and success of the school’s swimming program through the years.
Eleven students at North Cobb Christian School started real businesses and made nearly $3,500 in sales as part of an innovative class. During the program, all 11 students launched real businesses, such as candles, clothing, power washing, pool cleaning, shoe shining and more, generating nearly $3,500 in sales as part of the class. Not only are the students making and saving money, but they’re also being generous with it, with every student giving back to local charities of their choice or donating services in kind.
Our Engineering students won first place for Innovation in Service at the ACSI STEM Competition for the design and construction of a greenhouse for the Lower School STEAM Courtyard! These students designed, built and installed a greenhouse to enable year-round study and productivity in the STEAM garden. They shared their designs with Mrs. Bare’s fourth-grade class, the custodians of the garden this year, and received student feedback.
Every senior is required to take Personal Finance, a class designed to equip them with financial know-how and wisdom. This week, Dale Alexander, certified financial planner and advisor, came to speak with our students, sharing one of his most profound principles: 70/20/10. Dale encouraged our students to get into the habit with their very first paycheck of spending 70%, saving 20%, and giving 10%....
We are so moved by how our parents and students show up BIG whenever they hear of a need. NCCS was asked to help provide snacks and drinks for the Family Pantry at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta's Sibley Heart Center.
Step inside … and welcome home.
At North Cobb Christian School, we are excited to open our doors and welcome all prospective families inside.
Set up a personal tour anytime: We invite you to reach out to our Admissions team at 770-975-0252, so that Beth Wright and Mandy Johnson can personally usher you into the NCCS experience. Call or email to set a up a personal tour around your schedule.