Lower School students began the school year with great excitement. The energy in the building was tangible as students began classes with the first “morning meeting” and began to organize folders and binders and color code schedules and assignments.
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:
The Covenant School is pleased to announce that Betsy Carter has been named Director of Admissions and Financial Aid. Betsy, who will begin her new role on June 11, brings nineteen years of teaching experience, the last eight of which have been spent serving as a kindergarten teacher at Covenant's Lower School.
It is with great pleasure that we announce our 2018 Commencement speaker, Dr. Teresa A. Sullivan, President of the University of Virginia. In her time at the University, Dr. Sullivan has been a champion for the liberal arts.
From the youngest grades, Covenant students learn to formulate a testable scientific question, perform research, form a hypothesis, conduct experiments, a write a conclusion. Experiments increase in difficulty as the years go on, and Covenant's Middle School Science Fair winners advance to the Piedmont Regional Science Fair.
Fifth and sixth graders at the Lower School have partnered with the Charlottesville Debate League, a free student-run organization at the University of Virginia. Sponsored by 5/6 Language Arts teacher Karen Zimmerman and coached by two undergraduate students at UVA, Covenant students have competed in three meets over the course of the year.
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!
Congratulations to 8th graders Wilson Chen and Betty Yu, and 7th graders Carter Brown and Nathan Klintworth who took home the 3rd place team trophy at the MATHCOUNTS Regional Competition in Weyers Cave on Saturday, February 10.
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.
Several members of the Class of 2017 returned to campus recently to speak to the Senior Class about the college transition. They relayed their own experiences of life after Covenant, answered questions, and offered advice.
An old, dethroned king losing his mind in the midst of a storm; a young woman wishing her lover wasn't her father's enemy; an ambitious man wrestling with the temptation to violently achieve his desires--these were all characters brought to life last week in Covenant's annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition.
Covenant's Middle School Math Club was very active throughout the fall, training weekly and competing in several national math competitions. In October and November they competed in the 2017 AreteLabs/AMC Mathematics National Championship (aka, "Math Madness"), in which they went head-to-head with other middle schools from across the United States in a 64-team bracketed tournament.
When Avery Paladino ’24 was eight years old, her brother Ethan was diagnosed with an incurable brain cancer known as DIPG. The months that followed were spent in hospitals as Ethan underwent treatment. It was during this time that Avery and her brother began to take comfort together through art.
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.