Covenant Classical School began with the vision of a small group of Fort Worth families in 1999. These families recognized the need for a Christ-centered, academically rigorous school that valued the biblical role of parents in the education of children. As the number of interested families grew, a distinctly Christian and classical vision for education emerged, and Covenant opened its doors that Fall with just 14 students in a rented church building.
Significant growth in the early years was evidence of God’s profound grace and the community’s interest in this distinct style of education. Covenant’s enrollment increased, and our student population quickly outgrew both the first and second rented facilities. As the third school location was secured, Covenant’s leadership accelerated their search for a permanent “home” for the school and continued to increase grade-level offerings to the expanding schools of Logic and Rhetoric.
2007 was a momentous year for the school. Covenant purchased a 36-acre tract of land for a permanent campus, and two weeks later celebrated the school’s first graduation ceremony: The future never looked brighter! As increasing enrollment continued to “burst the seams” of the third temporary location, a capital campaign commenced. In a remarkable one-year span of time, funds were raised to complete the land purchase, prepare the site, and break ground for Phase One of a multi-year construction plan.
By the grace of God, the generosity of Covenant donors, and the tireless work of many volunteers, the 2009-2010 school year began on Covenant’s permanent campus. Three classroom buildings, an administration building, a football field, and a playground were just the beginning of a multi-year plan prepared to accommodate many students to come.
In 2011, Covenant launched the next phase of the campaign to construct its first permanent building on campus. The design included a 31,000-square-foot building with 11 classrooms, a competitive gym, and an auditorium. Through God’s provision and an amazing $1.1 million gift Covenant began construction in December of 2012. The first day of classes for the Upper School building began in November, 2013. Covenant announced the next capital campaign in January of 2016, raising funds to build wings onto this building to accommodate continued growth.