Covenant News

Remarkable Faculty: Jerry King

Jerry King serves as the Fine Arts Department Chair at the Upper School. He teaches several drama and theater courses and is the director of the spring musical, Big Fish. This is his first year at The Covenant School. What does a Fine Arts education add to a Pre-K–12 experience? The arts are a core… Read more »

Covenant to Host Singapore Strategies Math Course

The Covenant School will host world-renowned mathematician and trainer, Dr. Yeap Ban Har, at an upcoming professional development workshop on December 2. Ban Har will focus on the teaching methods, research, and practices to develop pupils’ fluency, mathematical reasoning, and problem solving through interactive sessions with educators from across the state of Virginia. The first school in Charlottesville… Read more »

Covenant Dedicates Handprints Playground

The Covenant School dedicated Handprints Playground on Wednesday, September 7, in honor of eight former Covenant employees who served the school over the last three decades. Honorees Joan Poole, Marvin Boswell, Carolyn Polson McGee, Harriet Grosh, Lisa Wood, Marie Trotter, Jane Thomas, and Doris Vander Meulen participated in the Lower School chapel service after which students,… Read more »

Headmaster Sanker Welcomes Students Back to School

Dear Covenant Families, This morning, my wife and I were awakened by our two Lower School children who couldn’t wait to get to school. Thirty minutes later, we had to wake our Upper School boys—a couple of times!—so everyone could arrive to school on time their first day. Thus begins the annual Sanker ritual of getting four school-aged children out the door: putting on… Read more »

Covenant Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

The Covenant School is delighted to welcome the following new faculty and staff members for the 2016-17 academic year: Upper School Faculty and Staff Marta Daley: Spanish Teacher Marta Daley has joined the Upper School faculty to teach Spanish I this fall. Marta, who grew up bilingual, most recently taught Spanish at Charlottesville Catholic School… Read more »