About Us

Board of Directors

Frank Cox, Board Member 1985–2005, 2015–present

The Covenant School began as a 'leap of faith' in pursuit of Academic Excellence under the Sovereignty of God. Now, more than 30 years later, the Board of Directors celebrates the faithful who have contributed to its growth as well as those who will lead it into the future. The school has not only contributed in bountiful ways to the lives of my children but also has been a blessing to me. Our extraordinary faculty, devoted administration, and committed board members have modeled sound, collegial and Christ-like leadership that has changed the lives of many.
Like other independent schools, The Covenant School is governed by a board of directors. Comprised of current and former parents, alumni, friends and leading members of the community, the Board’s primary responsibility is to sustain the school’s mission through wise financial and strategic planning, establishing appropriate policies and oversight of the school’s finances.
The Board appoints the Headmaster, who reports directly to the Board. The Headmaster is responsible for operating the school, selecting staff members, admitting students, directing curriculum, implementing programs, and communicating with parents and with the community at large.
2019-20 Board of Directors
Jonathan Boersma, Chair

Joe Jennings, Vice Chair

Robert Wood, Treasurer

Polly Lawson, Secretary

Rob Archer

Jeff Bloxsom
Nancy Briggs

Frank Cox, Past Chair

Bill Fulkerson

Steven Luck

Mary Katherine Peters

Jay Taggart
Karen Ward

Michele Wood

George Sanker, Ex Officio, Headmaster

Jenny Moore, Ex Officio, PTC President

The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 5 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 6–12 | 175 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 | 434.220.7329
Located in Charlottesville, VA, The Covenant School is a non-denominational, private, Christian day school for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.