A One School Model

As an institution that educates the early learner to the emerging adult, our community of scholars has a distinct advantage in a Pre-K through Grade 12 environment. The Covenant School is led by a Head of School, three Division Heads, and a Dean of Academics who ensures that the curriculum is a succinct arc across all grades. Our curriculum builds on itself from grade to grade, encouraging students to make connections across disciplines and become more sophisticated in their learning. 

Our faculty not only collaborate across departments but across campuses as well. For example, our Lower School Math Coordinator meets regularly with the Upper School Math Department Chair to ensure continuity of learning. A school play in Grade 5 prepares young thespians for the full-scale Upper School Musical held each spring.

Directors of Academic Support are available on both campuses for students requiring additional assistance. School-wide events such as Convocation and Fall Fest bring the entire student body together with their families to celebrate our community.

Meet the Senior Team

    • Brad Baggett

      Head of School

    • Gretchen Feury

      Interim Head of Lower School

    • Susy Willetts

      Assistant Head of Lower School

    • Jerry King

      Arts Director

    • Frank Berry

      CFO & COO

    • Colin Anderson

      Head of Upper School

    • Betsy Carter

      Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

    • Bryan Verbrugge

      Chaplain

    • Bill Zimmerman

      Academic Dean

    • Spencer Burton

      Head of Middle School

    • Jason Bennett

      Athletic Director

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.