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.

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.



Why choose North Cobb Christian School?

To answer this, we gathered feedback from our very own parents, students, faculty and staff. Here are their answers, synthesized into “The Great 8” — the eight distinctives that provide the unique DNA of NCCS.
Click below to read about each one.


NCCS is an independent, interdenominational, college preparatory Christian school serving grades PK3 through 12th.

Accreditation + Associations

  • Accreditation | AdvancEd (formerly SACS) + Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)

  • Athletics | Varsity + JV: Georgia High School Association. Middle School: Metro 10 League.

  • Arts | Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC)

Religious Representation

The NCCS student body, faculty, and staff consists of members from over 120 local churches, representing more than 20 denominations.

Student + Faculty Stats

  • 11:1 student-to-teacher average ratio across the school.

  • Over 900 students with 27% ethnic diversity across the student body and 10% of recent graduating classes being comprised of international students. 

  • 95 percent teacher retention rate (five-year average)

School Profile

For full details on standardized test scores, AP and Honors courses, graduate distinctives, Upper School program details, and diplomas offered, please see our School Profile.

The Academies | Upper School

NCCS offers five distinctive Academy tracks, similar to magnet programs, for Upper School students seeking an emphasis in a particular area of interest. Academy acceptance is based on application and/or audition.

  • Academy of the Arts (Theatre, Visual, or Vocal)
  • Academy of Business
  • Academy of Counseling, Ministry, and Education
  • Academy of Exercise and Sport Science
  • STEM Academy

Foreign Language

  • K5 – 4th Grade – Spanish

  • 5th & 6th Grade – Spanish

  • 7th Grade – Foundations of Language, French, Spanish

  • 8th Grade – French and Spanish

  • 9th – 12th Grade – Spanish and French

Programs for Advancement + Support

In addition to the NCCS Academies and extensive AP courses, Honors classes and Dual Enrollment options in Upper School, NCCS offers:

  • 2nd – 4th Grade: RISE (Research, Investigate, Study, Evaluate) Gifted Program

  • 6th – 8th Grade: Advanced Math

  • 8th Grade: Advanced Language, Advanced History, High School Algebra 1

  • The Moving Forward Program offers tutoring, academic coaching, early literacy, educational cognitive therapy, FIE and more to support all learners. 

Community Service

To encourage our students to be the hands and feet of Jesus, NCCS provides community service opportunities at every level, from K3 through 12th grade. Opportunities range from serving our own community to going on international mission trips through Spring Term in Upper School. A minimum of 46 hours of community service is required during Upper School for graduation.

Early + After School Care

NCCS opens at 7:00 a.m. each morning and offers free childcare until classes begin. Breakfast is also available for purchase.

Flipside, the NCCS after school program, is available for students in K3 – 6th grade until 6:30 p.m. each day (separate fee). Special enrichment activities called Sidekicks are also offered through Flipside throughout the year.

Guidance, Counseling, and College Planning

Individual and in-class guidance services support all students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School. A designated school counselor for each division provides emotional, social and academic support and resources. The Pathways Program in Middle School helps students define their purpose and discover their gifts through a personal portfolio maintained by each student. Upper School students benefit from a designated Student Life department that focuses on spiritual growth, as well as a top-notch College Counseling department that guides students through career counseling, scholarship applications, and college selection and admissions processes.


Lower School students and Middle School students are required to wear uniforms. Upper School students adhere to Personal Appearance Standards. Uniforms are optional for Preschool K3 and K4 students.

Experience North Cobb Christian School

We hope you’ll take the next step in learning about North Cobb Christian School. We’d love to welcome you home!


We are always struck by the authenticity of the faculty, staff, families and students at NCCS. It’s more than a school. It’s a family.
— NCCS Parent

After coming to NCCS, I felt myself become a different kid. I was able to stay more focused in the classroom because everyone here wants the best for you.
— NCCS Student

Our children aren’t just taught — they’re loved. NCCS teachers pour themselves into the students, molding who they become.
— NCCS Parent

At NCCS, we focus on glorifying God on and off the field. Becoming an athlete at North Cobb Christian changed who I am as an athlete and as a believer.
— NCCS Student

The Arts at NCCS lets me tap into gifts I never knew I had. I’ve found joy, purpose, and lifelong friends who share my passions.
— NCCS Student

I found the best spiritual leaders at NCCS. The teachers and staff ensure that our spiritual education is just as important as our academic success.
— NCCS Alumni

I am forever grateful to NCCS for making me the person I am today. I want to give back to provide the same opportunities for future generations.
— NCCS Alumni

It’s hard to explain, but the minute we walked in the doors, it felt like home. Our whole family has thrived within this precious school’s tight-knit community.
— NCCS Parent