We Are Family. We Are NCCS.
Have you ever wondered if there's a better way to do school?
A way to educate that puts children’s cognitive, emotional, social, and spiritual needs at the forefront? A way that challenges students academically, fosters them spiritually, and guides them to discover their God-given purpose and abilities?
Well, almost four decades ago, four families wondered the same thing — and North Cobb Christian School was born.
Our Private School Near Atlanta
Located in Kennesaw, Georgia, NCCS combines academic excellence with an authentic Christian education for students in preschool K3 through 12th grade, with the goal of helping children grow into their full potential in Christ.
This is school … the way it should be.
LOVING GOD | Students grow in a deep personal faith in God through Bible classes, weekly chapel, retreats, and godly teachers, coaches, and mentors.
LOVING OTHERS | As the hands and feet of Jesus, students from K3 through 12th grade serve through annual service projects, as well as Spring Term mission trips for Middle and Upper School. Beginning in 9th grade, community service instills the habit of joyfully serving others.
North Cobb Christian School is an interdenominational, independent, college-preparatory Christian school located on 55 beautiful wooded acres in the Kennesaw/Acworth area northwest of Atlanta. NCCS currently serves approximately 1,250 students in preschool K3 through grade 12, offering exemplary programs for academics, athletics, the arts, and authentic Christian discipleship.
NCCS was founded by four families in 1983 and currently ranks as one of the largest private schools in the Atlanta area. Well known for its warm family environment, NCCS believes that each student has unique gifts and abilities endowed by God. Our top-tier faculty and staff are committed to helping students explore, expand, and enjoy the calling of God on their lives.
In addition to championship-caliber athletics and award-winning arts programs, North Cobb Christian School offers rigorous college-preparatory academics, highlighted by a Distinguished Scholar Program, on-campus dual enrollment tracks, and dozens of honors and Advanced Placement options. The result is a 100-percent college acceptance rate among graduates, who go on to attend top colleges and universities throughout the nation.
Ultimately, North Cobb Christian School is committed to partnering with parents and the local church to provide students with a Christ-centered, biblically based, academically excellent education in a nurturing environment where students truly thrive ... so that at the end of their journey here, they are uniquely prepared to impact our world for Christ.
Gleaning a Lens of Service
We value cultural experiences, giving our students a global classroom.
At NCCS, we send our students out, and we invite the world in. Our students express an appreciation for diverse cultures and thrive through opportunities to connect with others around the world. In middle and upper school, students participate in Fall and Spring Term – a week of missions and service experiences, locally and around the globe. NCCS also houses a robust International Student Program, hosting dozens of students from around the globe each year. In fact, over 10 percent of our recent graduating classes were comprised of international students. The best part: our students view the world through a lens of service. Our recent graduating class compiled a total of 6,634 hours serving others in the name of Christ.
Preparing for Boundless Futures
Our students are encouraged to grow in their unique gifts and are guided towards futures filled with God-given purpose. NCCS’s robust college counseling department utilizes cutting-edge resources, data, exploratory opportunities, college visits, on-campus rep visits, and strong international and stateside relationships to connect students to the ideal colleges and universities.
Our graduates have been accepted into Harvard, Emory, Brown, Clemson, Georgia Tech, UGA, Pepperdine and more. Annually, our ~100 graduates garner over 300 college acceptances and earn approximately $10 million in scholarship offers. Nearly 90 percent earn the HOPE Scholarship and 40 percent earn the Zell Miller Scholarship, which requires a minimum GPA of 3.7, ACT of 26 or SAT of 1200. Through our robust Dual Enrollment program, our recent senior class completed 262 total Dual Enrollment courses, acquiring college credit largely on our own campus.
Thriving on a Secure Campus
NCCS has implemented 21st century security measures, with an emphasis on prevention.
North Cobb Christian School has partnered with Critical Intervention Services (CIS), an industry leader in developing and instituting innovative security solutions. On our campus, they are aiding to implement the Guardian SafeSchool Program® — a nationally-acclaimed school security and protection plan tailored to meet the specific needs of our unique school environment. From perimeter fencing and extensive security cameras to an on-campus security team and cutting edge protocols, NCCS utilizes policies and procedures that balance protection with proactive community interaction and prevention.
Developing Multiple Gifts
Our students become well-rounded leaders through a four-bucket approach that balances academics, athletics, arts, and student life opportunities.
It’s not uncommon to see an Eagle linebacker carrying a cello into the orchestra room, or our volleyball captain leading worship during chapel. God has created each of our students with unique abilities, and our programs reflect and celebrate this truth. Here, you don’t have to be a centerfielder or a cellist; you don’t have to pick the stage or the softball field. Here, you can be whoever God has created you to be.
Experiencing a Superior Faculty
Our teachers are top notch. Period. Our faculty is comprised of mature Christ-followers who are passionate experts in their field. Beyond a career, they teach because it's their calling.
Ask our graduates what impacted them most at NCCS, and they always begin with a story about one of their teachers. Our teachers don’t just teach; they invest. They truly pour themselves into our students, molding who they are and who they will become.
Establishing a Firm Identity
Students’ unique gifts are discovered, explored, and celebrated.
We believe that if students are encouraged to discover their gifts and interests, they develop a strong sense of who God made them to be. And 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.
Growing in Authentic Faith
Our Christian faith is authentic. We are “the real deal.”
An independent school consulting firm recently reported that "the strength of NCCS is their Christian mission. Of all the schools we have worked with nationally and globally, NCCS's Christian mission is the strongest we have seen." NCCS is unapologetically Bible-based and authentically Christian. Jesus isn’t just in our mission statement; he’s in our very DNA. We aren’t perfect; we’re redeemed. And we exist to lead students down the same path towards grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Being Accepted into a Genuine Family
NCCS isn’t just a school. It’s home.
The number one comment we receive from students and parents is that NCCS just “feels different” — that it “feels like home.” This isn’t accidental, however. It results from intentionally cultivating a culture of faith, respect, support, and love. This is achieved through small class sizes where students are seen and known; through many programs and opportunities where students can discover their unique genius; and through 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.
Graduates earn a 4.0 or higher
State Championships in Arts + Athletics
Student-to -Teacher Ratio
million in scholarships earned by recent graduating classes
acre campus between Acworth and Kennesaw
technology initiative in 1st-8th grades
international students in recent graduating classes
AP, Honors and dual enrollment classes