Annual House Initiation Brings in Classes of 2025 & 2026

At the end of their Lower School tenure, it is the tradition for sixth-graders to make the journey to the Hickory Campus and be initiated into their new Houses. This year was particularly special, as the fifth-grade students joined them to round out the new Middle School that will include Grade 6. As students were announced, they ran through a human tunnel, welcomed and greeted by their cheering housemates. They received a t-shirt for their respective houses and joined in the merriment and welcomed their peers. After House Initiation, all students were treated to a cookout on the colonnade and House games that included Mattress Relay and Pass the Hula Hoop.

These new members of the Hickory Campus were able to eat with upperclassmen they may not otherwise know and found more experienced friends who would look out for and mentor them. It was an opportunity to be integrated into the community of scholars that make up the Middle and Upper Schools. Welcome, Classes of 2025 & 2026 - we wait with anticipation for you to join us fully in August at Orientation!

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.