Academics

Middle School

With Freedom Comes Responsibility

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 8th 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.

April Murrie, Middle School Teacher

Middle Schoolers are developing their abstract and critical thinking skills, providing many ‘lightbulb’ moments when they make connections between subjects.

Meet the Middle School Director

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 Headmaster and Director of Student Life. As Middle School Director, Spencer will oversee student life and special activities for Grades 7 & 8.

Middle School Messenger

Middle School Messenger is a bi-monthly newsletter for parents of Covenant middle schoolers (Grades 7 & 8). MSM includes age-specific topics, current information, interesting articles, and resources for parents in order to help navigate the middle school years.

The Covenant School

Birdwood Campus | Lower School | Pre-K–Grade 6 |
1000 Birdwood Road Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434.220.7309

Hickory Campus | Middle and Upper School | Grades 7–12 | 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.