Frequently Asked Questions
- How many students are enrolled at Covenant?
There are currently 504 students enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The school's enrollment capacity is 520 students, or 40 students per grade.
- At what age can a child begin Kindergarten?
Students must be 5 years old by September 1 of their Kindergarten year.
- What is the school's daily schedule?
Our Kindergarten through 2nd Grade students attend school on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Our 3rd through 12th Grade students attend school on Mondays through Thursdays from 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. On Fridays, the 3rd through 12th Grade students attend school for a half day from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Is Covenant Classical School accredited?
Yes, Covenant Classical School is accredited through Cognia. Covenant is also a member of the Society of Classical Learning.
- Is Covenant associated with a church or denomination?
Covenant is a non-denominational, protestant Christian school. Our families come from a variety of Christian faith backgrounds and attend more than 60 different churches.
- Do you have to be a Christian to attend Covenant?
Covenant operates on the covenant model of Christian school admission, meaning that at least one parent in each family must be an active, professing Christian involved in a local church. Partnership with parents is central to Covenant’s mission statement, providing students with a consistent commitment to the truth of Scripture whether they are at home or at school.
- Do you have to attend a church to enroll at Covenant?
Scripture instructs believers to be in regular fellowship with other believers (Hebrews 10:25). We ask all applying families to submit a pastoral reference that shows they are active members/participants of a local church body.
- Do students attend chapel at Covenant?
Covenant students attend Chapel, advisory, or House prayer each day. These gatherings provide our students with purposeful opportunities to listen to biblical teaching, read from the Bible, worship, pray together, and enjoy Christian fellowship.
- What sports and extra-curricular activities does Covenant offer?
We offer several athletics programs for our 7th through 12th Grade student-athletes, including Men's Six-Man Football, Men's and Women's Cross Country, Women's Volleyball, Men's and Women's Basketball, Men's and Women's Golf, Men's Baseball, and Men's and Women's Track and Field.
Covenant invites all 5th through 12th Grade students to audition for its two Theatre productions (Shakespeare in the fall and a musical in the spring) and has a nationally recognized Mock Trial Team that finished in Sixth Place nationwide in 2023 among all private and public schools, regardless of size.
Covenant also offers a Great Scholars Book Club for 9th through 12th Grade students who enjoy discussing great works of literature and a student-led Caritas Club for upperclassmen who are interested in learning about philanthropy.
- How does Covenant prepare transfer students for Latin class?
Covenant offers Latin Academy in the summer to prepare transfer students in 4th through 9th Grade to join their grade level in Latin. Latin Academy lasts from one to three weeks, depending on grade level, and usually begins in early August.
- Does Covenant offer tuition assistance?
Yes. Covenant offers tuition assistance up to 50% of a family’s total tuition cost. Tuition assistance applications are submitted online and are processed by a third-party company. The company issues the school a report indicating how much tuition assistance a family qualifies for based on the “legitimate financial need” formula submitted by the school. The formula takes into account all income and expenses in a family’s budget.
- Does Covenant offer AP courses?
Because we do not wish to limit ourselves to the bounds of externally prescribed course descriptions, we do not offer Advanced Placement courses. However, all 9th through 12th Grade academic courses are taught at an honors level and include reading original texts and collegiate-level textbooks. Our courses are framed by robust unit plans that aim to equip students with the knowledge, essential skills, and deep levels of enduring understanding inherent to the liberal arts tradition. Our students enter college with an appreciation of the great works, thinkers, and historical epics that have withstood the test of time. Though Covenant does not offer AP courses, many of our high school students choose to take the AP exams offered on campus to qualify for advanced college credit.
- What is Covenant's Senior Thesis Project?
All seniors complete a Senior Thesis Project that includes a minimum of 3,000 pages of scholarly research and culminates in a 20-page research paper, a 40-minute oral presentation, and defense before a faculty panel. Seniors graduate already equipped by an experience that readies them for serious research and the careful and winsome composition of sound arguments required in university courses.