Common Questions

What are the school hours?

K-2nd, Mon.-Thurs., 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m. (K-2nd students do not attend school on Fridays.)
3rd-12th grades, Mon.-Thurs., 8:15 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.; Fri., 8:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

How many students are enrolled at Covenant?

In the 2018-19 school year, we have 402 students enrolled K-12.

How many students are in each of your classes?

Our kindergarten classes tend to be the smallest, usually in the 12-14 range. Our largest class size on campus is 22 students in the 2018-19 school year.

Is Covenant Classical School accredited?

Yes. Covenant Classical School is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)/AdvancEd. Covenant is also a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools and the Society of Classical Learning.

Is Covenant associated with a particular church or denomination?

Covenant is a non-denominational, protestant Christian school. Our families come from almost 40 different churches in Fort Worth.

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 of each family is 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 you offer before or after-school care?

At this time, Covenant does not offer before- or after-school care.

At what age can a child begin attending Covenant Classical School?

Students need to be 5 years old by September 1st of their kindergarten year.

Does Covenant offer tuition assistance?

Yes. Covenant offers financial aid up to 50% of a family’s total tuition cost. Financial assistance applications are submitted online via a link on our website (under the Admission tab), and they are processed by a third-party company. The company issues the school a report indicating how much financial aid 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.

Do you have chapel?

Covenant students attend chapel each morning, Monday – Thursday, in the Auditorium. On Fridays, Grammar grades participate in grade-specific chapels, and Upper School students gather in their Houses.

I am interested in enrolling my (4th-9th) grade child but (s)he has never studied Latin. How do you help prepare students to join their grade in Latin?

Covenant offers Latin Academy in the summer to prepare transfer students to join their grade in Latin. Latin Academy lasts from 1-3 weeks, depending on grade level, and usually begins in early August.

What college or universities have Covenant graduates chosen to attend?

Covenant is still a young school, with only about 70 graduates so far. Covenant graduates have attended Abilene Christian University (Honors), Baylor University (Honors), Belhaven University, Berry College, Biola University (Honors), East Texas Baptist University, Harvard University, Howard Payne University, Palm Beach Atlantic, Pepperdine University, Samford University (Honors), St. Johns College, Tarleton State University, Trinity University, University of North Texas, Tarrant County College, Texas A&M University, University of Alabama (Honors), University of Arkansas, University of Houston, University of Oklahoma, University of Texas at Arlington, University of Texas at Austin (Honors), and Wheaton College.

What other sports and extra-curricular activities does Covenant offer?

Athletics: Six-man Football, Cross Country, Volleyball, Basketball, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Track and Field

Theatre: Covenant Fine Arts produces several theatre productions each year, open to auditioning students in 3rd-12th grades. After-school theatre workshops are offered throughout the year for students in 3rd-6th grades.

Covenant also has a Rhetoric Mock Trial team.

Does Covenant offer AP courses?

Covenant does not offer Accelerated Placement courses, but many of our high school students choose to take AP exams to qualify for advanced college credit. We offer several of the exams on our campus.

How do I apply?

Covenant Classical School utilizes the services of Financial Aid for School Tuition (FAST) to process our applications for financial aid.

FAST is our standard submission format for those applications.  FAST does not decide whether financial assistance will be given or how much to give, rather FAST provides a need-based financial aid analysis service which includes a recommendation of what a family should reasonably contribute towards tuition.  The board of directors at Covenant sets the parameters for these FAST recommendations.   All information from FAST is kept confidential and results are only reviewed by the Financial Aid Committee as needed.   While no financial aid procedure can be entirely equitable due to the large number of extenuating circumstances and individual factors, the FAST recommendations aid the Finance Committee in making these determinations each year. All families must re-apply for FAST funds each school year and due-dates are strictly adhered to by the committee. Since tax return verification is mandatory please schedule your tax appointment early if you plan to apply for financial aid for the coming school year.  The deadline for current CCS families to submit your tax return information is prior to the April 15th IRS deadline each year. Tuition assistance applications are available online via this link to the FAST website.  Tuition assistance decisions are communicated upon acceptance and are contingent upon final verification by FAST of IRS documents. There is a $43 application fee payable to FAST by credit card. If you do not have a credit card call the business office for assistance. The information for parents, including deadline dates, is communicated to families in mid-November of each school year. Click the link below to read the letter regarding financial assistance for the 2017-18 school year.