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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 7 Advanced Placement courses and 22 Honors courses within the curriculum. These and other rigorous college-preparatory classes provide Upper 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 toward future vocational goals.

Our Director of College Advising travels and maintains relationships with college officers nationwide, and also hosts over fifty admission representatives at our school each fall. Information shared with students and families throughout the year highlights college options, the admission process, and avenues for financial aid. 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.

College Acceptance List

The Covenant School Class of 2023 boasts a tremendous record of college acceptances and matriculation (*Matriculation).

American University
Appalachian State University
Auburn University
Bentley University*
Boyce College*
Bridgewater College
Bucknell University
Christopher Newport University*
Clemson University*
College of Charleston
Colorado School of Mines
Creighton University
Davidson College
Dickinson College
East Carolina University
Eastern University
Elon University*
Ferrum College
Fisher College
George Mason University
George Washington University
Grove City College
Hampden-Sydney College
Hillsdale College
Jacksonville State University*
James Madison University*
Lasell University
Lesley University
Liberty University
Longwood University*
Louisiana State University*
Marymount University
Massachusetts Maritime Academy*
McGill University
Messiah University
Michigan Technological University
Mississippi State University
Montana Tech
North Carolina State University
Northeastern University
The Ohio State University*
Old Dominion University*
Oxford College of Emory University
Penn State University, University Park*
Piedmont Virginia Community College*
Radford University
Randolph College
Randolph-Macon College
Regis College
Roanoke College
Salem State University
Sarah Lawrence College
Syracuse University
Tulane University
University of Alabama*
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Dallas
University of Georgia
University of Kentucky
University of Lynchburg*
University of Maine
University of Mary Washington
University of Maryland, College Park
University of Michigan
University of Mississippi*
University of North Carolina, Wilmington*
University of Richmond*
University of South Carolina
University of Tennessee, Knoxville*
University of Vermont
University of Virginia*
Virginia Commonwealth University*
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University*
Virginia Military Institute*
Virginia Wesleyan University
Wake Forest University*
Washington & Jefferson College
Washington and Lee University
Waynesburg University
Westmont College
Wheaton College
William & Mary*
Xavier University
    • Hunter Francis

      Director of College Advising

Meet the Director of College Advising

Hunter Francis has been a part of the Covenant community since 2021, teaching at both the Birdwood and Hickory campuses. He graduated from Grove City College in 2017, and has been in education ever since. As the Director of College Advising, Mr. Francis's top priority is to recognize the individual interests, talents, and goals of each student. The college selection process is an exciting but daunting task, and his goal is to provide peace, guidance, and clarity to all of Covenant’s soon-to-be graduates.

(434) 220-7332

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.