We are a program that is 19 athletic programs and 34 state championships strong. We are a Division 2 school in the Virginia Independent School Athletic Association (VISAA). Our teams compete in the League of Independent Schools (LIS) and the Virginia Independent Conference (VIC).

Participation in sports at The Covenant School is both a privilege and an important part of a child’s education. We believe that sportsmanship, hard work, teamwork, and fair play are the building blocks of a sound athletic program. While winning is valued, there is an overriding emphasis on character formation. Over 70% of our students participate on at least one athletic team, while many students participate on several teams. This high participation rate reflects the inclusive nature of the athletic program, the quality of the coaching staff, the camaraderie of our teams, and the enjoyment that athletics provide. 

Meet the Athletic Director

Clark Walker joined The Covenant School as Athletic Director in 2016. A graduate of the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Commerce from the McIntire School of Commerce and an M.Ed. in Sports Business and Management with a concentration in coaching from VCU, he is also the Head Varsity Boys Basketball Coach at Covenant. Walker is a native of Atlanta, GA, and attended Wesleyan School where he was inducted into the Athletic Circle of Honor. He and his wife, Jennifer, have three children.

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  • 19

    Athletic Programs
  • 34

    State Championships
  • 60

    Conference Championships
  • 64

    Christian Coaches
  • 3.4

    Average Athletic GPA
  • 83

    Collegiate Student Athletes
  • 1

    Olympic Gold Medalist
  • 542

    Adoring Student Fans

Athletic News

List of 5 news stories.

  • Covenant Advances to State Championship Tournaments

    Three Covenant athletic teams are competing this weekend in VISAA state semi-final and final tournaments. Congratulations to Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, and Track & Field! Here are the tournament schedules:
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  • Noah Holstege '18 State Champion Swimmer

    Last week at the VISAA Swimming Championships, senior Noah Holstege won the 50 yard freestyle swim with a time of 20.96. Not only was he the private school state champion, this winning time makes him one of the top swimmers in Virginia, including Virginia public schools. Congratulations, Noah!
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  • Covenant Names New Head Baseball Coach

    The Covenant School is pleased to announce Chris Madison as our new Head Baseball Coach and Program Director. Madison is a native of Crozet, where he graduated from Western Albemarle in 2010. He has served as a college assistant coach at Southern Virginia University along with coaching the Western Albemarle baseball program for 3 years, working with both Varsity and Junior Varsity in all areas of the program.
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  • Covenant Alumna Leads Girls' Running Club

    Covenant alumna and second grade teacher Julia McCurdy '07 is coaching the Strong Girls' Running Club at the Lower School this year.
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  • Covenant Seniors Sign Athletic Commitment Letters

    Two athletes signed their commitment letters to play college athletics: Wynston Archer (Girls Lacrosse - Temple University) and Lizzy Shim (Field Hockey - University of Virginia). Congratulations, Lady Eagles!
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    • In 2016, Girls Field Hockey won their first state championship in school history, and our Girls Cross Country team repeated as state champions.

      In 2016, Girls Field Hockey won their first state championship in school history, and our Girls Cross Country team repeated as state champions.

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.