Portrait of a Graduate

Classical Christian education teaches students to think for themselves, to pursue virtue (not merely behavior), and to communicate with eloquence in writing and speaking. We study the great works of literature, engage in vigorous Socratic debate (mostly in Upper School, although Grammar school students are laying the groundwork for these skills), learn critical thinking skills and how to ask the big questions. Classical education teaches students how to learn so they are equipped to pursue whatever they want to learn for the rest of their lives.

Using the Bible as our foundation and standard of truth, Covenant weaves a Christian worldview into every subject in a student’s day. God is not confined to our daily chapel services and Bible classes. We see His beauty and character reflected in the symmetry of an algebraic equation as clearly as in a masterpiece painting. We learn about the doctrine of human depravity while reading classical literature. We learn about integrity and perseverance that honors God on the athletic field and in the mock trial court room.

In the end, we’ve summed up our goals for our students in our Portrait of a Graduate. You can see these guiding principles below. The Portrait of a Graduate guides our curriculum choices, our hiring decisions, even the talks we have with students who find themselves in the principal’s office on a not-so-good day.

Our sights are set on long-range goals that are not accomplished in a day, a year, or even at graduation. It is sometimes messy, complicated, meandering work. Only the Holy Spirit can truly accomplish what we are aiming for: students who grow up to glorify God with their lives.

We are privileged to partner with parents who share these same goals.