Founded in 1985, The Covenant School offers a non-denominational Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences education for day students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Covenant serves families throughout the wider Charlottesville region as well as a limited international population, promoting students’ moral, intellectual, and physical development in an environment which is both stimulating and nurturing.
A Covenant education draws upon the deep foundations of traditional education as well as the best of contemporary instructional forms. The rigorous and thoughtfully designed academic and extracurricular program engages every dimension of the child: it forms a heart that honors God and desires truth, beauty, and goodness; it trains the mind to listen carefully, think critically, reason wisely, and articulate persuasively; and it shapes healthy habits and an integrative understanding of the physical, spiritual, and intellectual realms of life.
Historically, The Covenant School has graduated young adults who gain admission to top universities and pursue advanced degrees and notable careers. Stand-out athletes and talented fine arts performers have also come from Covenant’s ranks. Ultimately, Covenant seeks to shape lives that succeed beyond the high school and college classroom, to help form young men and women who lead lives of humble leadership and service to God and others.
The Covenant School offers:
- Small class sizes; the average is 15 students or less.
- Loving and highly skilled teachers; 45% have earned advanced degrees.
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and Singapore Math programs.
- A Middle School program that is distinct from that of High School.
- 15 Honors classes and 13 Advanced Placement courses plus 2 classes above the AP level.
- Weekly chapel programs.
- 27 Athletic teams; 22 divisional state championships in our history.
- A wide array of visual and performing arts opportunities.
The Lower School campus (PreK – Grade 6) is conveniently located in an historic school building near downtown Charlottesville. Grades 7-8 and 9-12 are well situated on a 23-acre Upper School campus in Albemarle County just south of I-64. There, the Middle and High Schools enjoy a 96,000 square-foot, well-equipped facility built in 2002, with a performing arts center, gymnasium, and several athletic fields. Covenant’s enrollment has grown over the past twenty-eight years and is now nearly 500 students. Additionally, The Covenant School is fully accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
To learn more, we encourage a personal tour. Call the Admissions Office to arrange your tour: (434) 220-7330. Click here to visit the Admissions page.