College Advising

Preparing young people for the future is a job we take seriously and is reflected in our core values, curriculum, and caliber of our faculty. The Covenant School offers 10 Advanced Placement courses and 17 Honors courses within the curriculum. These and other rigorous college-preparatory classes provide high school students opportunities to master an extensive body of knowledge and the study skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

The doors to our Advising Office are always open as a place for students to meet with experienced counseling staff. There students can learn about themselves and the professions which best suit them. Using this knowledge, they can identify the colleges or universities that allow them to continue in their journey of growing intellectually, morally, and spiritually as they look towards future vocational goals.

Our Director of Academic Counseling travels and maintains relationships with college officers nationwide, and also hosts over fifty admission representatives at our school each fall. Evening programs and college workshops through the year highlight the college admission process, financial aid options, and scholarship information. Faculty who have invested in their students are equipped to write personal college recommendation letters for every senior.

It is no surprise that Covenant graduates routinely enroll in distinguished, competitive colleges; ones that best fit their individual educational goals.
    • Virtual Decision Day 2020

College Acceptance List

The Covenant School boasts a tremendous record of college acceptances; below is a sampling over the years.

American University
Auburn University
Barnard College
Baylor University
Boston College
Boston University
Brown University
Bucknell University
Calvin College
Carnegie Mellon University
Case Western Reserve University
Catholic University of America
The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina
Clemson University
Colgate University
Colorado School of Mines
Columbia University
Cornell University
Dartmouth College
Davidson College
Duke University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Emory University
George Washington University
Georgetown University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Grove City College
Harvard University
Harvey Mudd College
Indiana University Bloomington
James Madison University
Johns Hopkins University
Johnson & Wales University, Providence
Lehigh University
Liberty University
Macalester College
Messiah College
Middlebury College
New York University
North Carolina State University
Northwestern University
Oberlin College
Pomona College
Princeton University
Purdue University
Rhode Island School of Design
Rice University
Savannah College of Art & Design
Semmelweis University (Budapest, Hungary)
St. Andrews University (Scotland)
Syracuse University
Swarthmore College
Texas Christian University
Tulane University
United States Air Force Academy
United States Military Academy
United States Naval Academy
University of British Columbia, Vancouver
University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Edinburgh
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
University of Michigan
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
University of Notre Dame
University of Richmond
University of Southern California
University of Texas, Austin
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Vanderbilt University
Vassar College
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Polytechnic & State University
Wake Forest University
Washington University in St. Louis
Wheaton College (IL)
College of William and Mary
Yale University

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.