1. Visit the School
Please schedule a tour of either or both campuses by calling the Admissions Office. You may also like to attend an Open House—a time to drop-in and meet administrators and observe classes in session. Prospective students in Kindergarten through Grade 11 are also warmly invited to spend a day attending classes, giving them an opportunity to meet teachers and students and learn about Covenant for themselves. Please note that Lower School visitors are encouraged to complete their application prior to their visit to the school.
CONTACT THE ADMISSIONS OFFICE TO SCHEDULE A TOUR OR STUDENT VISIT:
Lower School – Pre-K through 6
Catherine McFarland, Lower School Admissions Director
Upper School – Grades 7 through 12
Donna Harris, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
2. Submit Application
To begin the admission process, please complete the Application for Admission and submit it to the Admissions Office with the application fee of $50. The application fee will be waived for children of Covenant alumni. Parents are encouraged to apply by February 1. After that date, we will continue to accept applications and conduct admissions testing on a rolling basis.
3. Submit Transcript Release Form and Recommendation Forms to Current School
The Transcript Release Form (Grades 1–12) should be signed and submitted to the applicant’s current school no earlier than January 1 to allow for inclusion of first semester grades. Teacher Recommendation Forms for students applying to Pre-K through Grade 12 should be submitted to the applicant’s current school no earlier than January 1 and should be returned directly to The Covenant School Admissions Office. Two recommendations forms are required for students applying for admission to Grades 7–12. Homeschooled students must also complete the Addendum Form.
Transcript Release Form Grades 1 through 12
Teacher Recommendation Form for Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Teacher Recommendation Form for Grades 2 through 6
Math Teacher Recommendation Form for Grades 7–12
English Teacher Recommendation Form for Grades 7–12
Homeschool Addendum Form
4. Participate in Admissions Testing
Individual and group evaluations are scheduled through the Admissions Office for Lower School applicants, and take about 1.5 hours to complete.
Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten applicants will participate in a one-hour School Readiness session, which will include both individual and group activities. The Head of Lower School will conduct an Admissions Presentation for parents while their children are in their evaluation groups.
Upper School will conduct SSAT Admissions testing for Grades 7–12 at the Upper School on the following dates from 8:00 a.m. – noon:
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017
Our SSAT school code is 2640
5. Student Visit
Applicants to Grades 1–12 are required to spend a day shadowing one of our current students in their current grade level. Admissions testing may be conducted on the day of the student visit or may be scheduled for another day. Non-local applicants should contact the Admissions Office for alternative arrangements.
The Admissions Committee sends first round decision letters and Enrollment Contracts by mid-February for applicants to Pre-K and K and early March for applicants to Grades 1–12. There is a rolling admissions process throughout the rest of the year based on space availability in each grade.
Families who wish to apply for financial aid must complete an online financial aid application with FACTS Grant and Aid prior to March 1 to be included in the early pool of applicants. All financial aid awards are allocated to families who demonstrate financial need each year. After March 1, financial aid applications are considered on an on-going basis and are based on space and availability.