Application Process

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
434-220-8125
cmcfarland@covenantschool.org

Upper School – Grades 7 through 12
Donna Harris, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid
434-220-7330
dharris@covenantschool.org

2. Complete the Application

To begin the admission process, please complete the Application for Admission. Current Covenant families: use your onCampus information to login. Prospective families who have previously inquired: a username has been generated for you. On the first screen, you will need to click “Forgot login” or “First time logging In?” to retrieve your username and create a password. If you are applying without having previously inquired, you will need to create an account. If you have any questions, please contact admissions@covenantschool.org. 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, January 6, 2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018

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Register HERE

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.

Admission Decision
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.

Financial Aid
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.