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The Arts

Creativity at Covenant

Some of the best stories at The Covenant School are told through our visual and performing arts. Each work, whether hung from the walls, fired in the kiln, run up and down a keyboard, or presented on stage, highlights goodness, brightens our campus and celebrates the world in which we live. In a variety of media, Covenant students discover and nurture their God-given artistic abilities and develop a deeper recognition of beauty all around us.

Walk the hallways of the Lower School and receive an art history lesson! From the earliest grades, curriculum is integrated with art and music. Students in older grades choose from arts electives, such as Handbells, Choir, and Band, and present a musical each May, a culmination of their Lower School arts experience.

The Upper School’s expansive offerings in the arts allow students to choose from courses like Acting, Stagecraft and Production, Studio Art, 3-D Art and Design, Covenant Singers, A Capella Ensemble, and Concert Band. Upper School Theater presents a full-scale musical production each winter in which students are given opportunities to act, sing and dance, build sets, create costumes, and work sound and lighting. Recent productions include South PacificBig Fish, The Music Man, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Jerry King, Upper School Arts Department Chair

If our school is about business of forming full, whole people, then doing some creative work in the arts is not so much an addition to an educational experience but a stream running somewhere right near the center of it.
Join us for the Annual Upper School production of South Pacific March 1 - 3. This full-scale musical is directed by Upper School Arts Chair Jerry King. Tickets can be purchased online or in the school store. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students. 
    • Covenant Ensemble sings Dona Nobis Pacem

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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.