North Cobb Christian School feels


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.

The Vision of NCCS


NCCS isn't just a school. It's family.

The top comment we receive from students and parents is that NCCS “feels like home.” This isn’t coincidental. We intentionally cultivate a culture of faith, support and love through small class sizes, programs where students discover their unique genius, and countless opportunities for students to bond and grow together -- from weekly chapel to retreats, and from peer mentoring to Spring Term trips. The bottomline: we are more than a school. We are a family.

NCCS At a Glance

Our children aren’t just taught -- they’re loved. We couldn’t ask for our kids to be surrounded by better mentors. NCCS Parent

Cultivating Hearts

Firm foundations of faith & identity. 

At NCCS, Jesus is the center, and that makes all the difference. We exist to lead students towards grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Additionally, we believe that if students discover their unique gifts and interests, they develop a strong sense of who God made them to be. With this sense of identity comes a great advantage: Our students know who they are … they know Whose they are … and they are empowered to live with purpose. 

The Vision of NCCS

I choose to teach at NCCS because, here, I have the gift of openly sharing my love for Jesus with my students.

NCCS Faculty 

Challenging Minds

Individualized education equates to incredible success.

NCCS’s unique, individualized approach develops students’ unique genius at our private school in Cobb County. We offer STEM/STEAM for preschool - 12th grade, on-campus dual enrollment, five NCCS Academies (magnet programs), extensive AP + honors, and innovative college counseling. We have a 100% graduation and college acceptance rate, including Harvard, Brown, Johns Hopkins, and hundreds more. Graduating classes earn ~$10 million in scholarships; over 30% of grads earn a 4.0 or higher.

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Our daughter is absolutely thriving at college. Even better, she has a strong foundation of faith. NCCS Parent

Impacting Culture

At NCCS, we send our students out, and we invite the world in. 

Our students thrive through “global classroom” experiences that allow them to impact our world for Christ. Students in preschool through 12th grade participate in regular community service, from charities in our own backyard to global Spring Term missions trips. NCCS also houses a robust International Student Program, hosting students from around the globe who thrive amidst our beautifully diverse student body. 

Serving the community became a natural part of my life at NCCS. In serving, I gained much more than I gave. NCCS Alumni

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.

-NCCS Parent

Why We Love North Cobb Christian School (NCCS)

Synclair Savage



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

The Turnboughs

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).

The Watsons

Alumni Parents


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

The Sillers

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

Your NCCS Story Starts Here

Preschool + JK5

First educational steps. Firm foundations for life.

Our private Christian preschool program at NCCS is a magical, engaging experience that not only equips our students for kindergarten, but also taps into their natural curiosity and creativity. Our preschoolers gain an invaluable and lasting excitement for learning with a faith-based foundation. Students thrive through individualized instruction in a safe, loving environment where they are fully known and nurtured by certified teachers. 

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We could not have asked for a better preschool experience for our daughter. She grew academically by leaps and bounds and entered kindergarten ahead of the curve. Better yet, she was taught biblical truth and shown the love of God every day. NCCS Parent

Lower School

Immense discovery, curiosity, and spiritual formation.

At North Cobb Christian School, young learners from kindergarten through 4th grade thrive in a Christ-centered atmosphere designed to promote academic, spiritual, and social growth.

With nurturing teachers and exceptional learning resources, students develop strong foundations as they become well-rounded Christian leaders.

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At NCCS, our students are seen and known for who they really are. In Lower School, we tap into their unique gifts, giving them wings to soar into all God created them to be.

NCCS Lower School Principal Wendy Titus 

Middle School

A time of identity formation and critical spiritual exploration.

At North Cobb Christian School, we perceive adolescence as a time of immense potential — a time for expanded leadership, where students are given increased freedom and responsibility to pursue academic acuity and God-given gifts. Like springs finally released, we watch our students launch forward into all they were created to become. When adolescents are provided with a supportive, nurturing, innovative environment in which to grow and learn, amazing things ensue. For our students, the result is an unshakeable foundation of faith and identity. 

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My joy is I get to be a Bible teacher at NCCS. Every day in the classroom, I get to interact with some amazing eighth graders; I tell my students I have the best job in the world. People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care, so it is my joy to come alongside each of my eighth graders and form relationships with them as the Holy Spirit leads, helping them grow in their faith.

NCCS Middle School Bible Teacher Scott Fraser

Upper School

Maximizing these prime years of influence, developing students into world influencers

Students spend more than 700 days in school over the course of their four years in high school. Those influences shape who your child will become. At NCCS, our faculty and staff are the “living curriculum,” doing life alongside our students, influencing, mentoring, and molding them into mature Christian leaders. We believe that God has a specific purpose for each of our students, and we love having a front row seat as His plans unfold.

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The goal of the Upper School at NCCS is to cultivate deep thinkers who will sit at the table of influence in the communities where they will work, serve, and raise their families — for the glory of God.

NCCS Upper School Principal Megan Strange 

News + Stories

Higher Grounds Coffee Cart

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. 

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NCCS is hosting a community development networking breakfast on 10.19.23.

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! 

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Softball Coaches NCCS Rachel LaPrad and John Legere.

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. 

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NCCS School Counselors

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.

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Connor and Annie Hughes Commissioned as Missionaries to Scotland

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.

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NCCS leadership uses shovels to break ground on the school's new Upper School addition.

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. 

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GHSA State Champion North Cobb Christian School Baseball

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...

Ray Gutierrez and family.

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....

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Gary Varner NCCS Football Assistant Head Coach

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...

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Jaden King, NCCS senior, presents about his business.

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.

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Engineering Students

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.

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Dale Alexander talks to Ryan Moore's class of seniors about personal finance wisdom.

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%....

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A NCCS class of students prays together.

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.


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