In their transition to the Upper School, young men and women discover that freedom and responsibility go hand-in-hand. Middle School students are asked what kind of person they intend to become: What will motivate their decisions and choices? How will they use their energy and resources for the good of others? How will they develop the habits of their hearts and why?
In addition to growing academically, Covenant’s middle schoolers have many opportunities to build relationships and mature socially. Grade-level trips to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and an Eighth Grade dessert and dance with parents build connections during these formative years. Students’ emerging gifts and leadership skills are displayed during the annual Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Arts performances.
Middle School faculty, gifted in teaching adolescents, provide an appropriate level of support, encouragement, and advocacy.
Meet the Head of Middle School
Spencer Burton has served at The Covenant School since 2000. After graduating from James Madison University with an M.Ed. in 1996, Spencer taught in public school systems in Georgia and Virginia. Since coming to The Covenant School, Spencer has served in many roles including Interim Head of School and Director of Student Life. As Head of Middle School, Spencer oversees student life and special activities for Grades 6-8.
A Day in the Life of a Sixth Grader
Middle Schoolers are developing their abstract and critical thinking skills, providing many ‘lightbulb’ moments when they make connections between subjects.
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.
The Covenant School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, nationality, ethnic origin, or sex in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, tuition assistance programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, nor in the hiring of faculty or staff.