Covenant Classical School

The Mission Of Covenant

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To Thrive is to Be Small

What does it mean for a Covenant graduate to thrive in college and beyond?  What will it mean for our seniors to thrive in our current culture? If we take a cue from a wildly popular song – our Seniors were 9 years old when they first heard it – we can get a glimpse of what they are facing. One of the "Let it Go" lyrics...   continue

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A Lifelong Love of Learning

“Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Corinthians 8:1). To instill a lifelong love of learning. This statement presents a core value of Covenant Classical School and provides the next topic of our summer blog series — one that has explored each phrase in the mission statement of our school. And this...   continue

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The “What, How, and Why” of Classical Education

My first exposure to classical Christian education (CCE) was at Covenant 15 years ago, when I started the school as an 8th Grade student. Thanks to a summer of early morning Latin camp and a homeschooled 7th Grade education (in which I was taught The Odyssey by THE Mrs. Boss, who had me skip all the gory parts — about...   continue

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Biblical Wisdom's Roots in the Scriptures

“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction” (Proverbs 1:7). How we think is of utmost importance. Biblically speaking, how we think is not an internal, enclosed operation. It is not guided – or, rather, should not be guided – by our own whimsy, desires, or...   continue

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Living According to a Biblical, Christ-Centered Worldview

We should live according to a biblical, Christ-centered worldview. This idea is a core component of Covenant’s mission statement; it also immediately rings true to most confessing Bible-believing Christians. I have never uttered anything like this in Christian company and been asked what I mean by saying such a thing, how we...   continue

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Habits That Last a Lifetime

Training? Do we really need more training? We are surrounded by books and articles about training and habits. Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, James K. A. Smith’s Desiring the Kingdom, the ubiquitous James Clear’s Atomic Habits, and multitudinous articles have been...   continue

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Tag Team: Partnering with Parents

“Tag!” On a school day back in 2007, I remember a mom enthusiastically say this to me as she tapped me on the shoulder during afternoon pick-up. The tag-team image has stuck with me through the years as a great visual to express how parent/teacher partnership works here at CCS. Parent Partnership is one of the key components...   continue

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The Magnificent Mission

"Start something you cannot finish and give yourself to it for the length of your days.” – Al Mohler "Think of the mission of classical education like a cathedral which took several generations to build."– Josh Gibbs Look at the splendor of the cathedral. If you stand in front of the structure and look...   continue