News

2019

  • March

    Middle School Math Teacher Susan Love wins Golden Apple Award

    Covenant Math Teacher, Mrs. Susan Love, is Covenant’s Golden Apple Award for the 2018-2019 school year. The awarding of the Golden Apple Award began in 1986 and honors outstanding teachers in the Charlottesville City and Albemarle County area. 
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  • Commencement Speaker 2019 Announced

    We are excited to announce the 2019 Commencement speaker, Dr. Lee Coppock. Dr. Coppock is Professor of Economics and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Economics at the University of Virginia. 
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  • Ella Dalton, Indoor Track State Runner-up

    Ella Dalton VISAA Indoor Track 3200m State Runner-Up

    Ella Dalton is just as prolific on the track as she is on the basketball court. This past weekend, she ran right into 2nd place in the Women's 3200m event. 
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  • February

    Aladdin Last Lower School Musical with Grade 6

    This is the last year that Grade 6 will be at the Birdwood Campus, and the last year the sixth-graders will put on a large-scale musical. Teachers Julie Nemeyer and Judy Kent, directors of the spring musical, chose a show that would be meaningful and exciting as the sixth-graders exit Birdwood. 
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  • Footloose Meditation: The Division between Children and Their Fathers

    When choosing a production to put on at Covenant, Arts Chair, Mr. Jerry King, considers the central themes of the show and to what extent they speak to what is good, true and beautiful. The process for choosing Footloose, this year’s show, was no different.
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  • Student Spotlight: Rick Weaver

    Senior Rick Weaver won his fourth VISAA (Virginia Independent Schools Atheltic Association) State Wrestling title this weekend. 
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  • Footloose Meditation: The Limitation of Legalism

    Jerry King
    In Bomont, Texas, the fictitious small-town setting of Footloose, dancing is against the law. Under the moral leadership of Rev. Shaw Moore, the town council passed an ordinance forbidding dancing of any kind within city limits.
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  • VISAA Shot Put Champion, Hallie Reese

    Senior Hallie Reese VISAA Shot Put Champion

    Hallie Reese became the VISAA Indoor Track State Champion in Shot Put with a throw of 35'4'' and beat the competition by nearly 2 feet! She has been an indoor and outdoor track athlete for the past 5 years, competing in the shot put and discus events. 
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  • State Championship Wrestling Team

    Wrestling Wins Individual and Team State Championships

    Covenant Wrestling brought home their first team state championship in school history!! State Medalists included Rick Weaver (1st), Michael Morales (6th), and John Gayle (8th). 
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  • 5th Grader Winners Holland Hallock and Sophie Wayner

    Birdwood STEAM Fair Awards

    The Birdwood STEAM Fair took place on Friday, February 8th. This celebration showcased the work of all students in Kindergarten through Grade 6. Both the scientific method and the engineering design process were utilized by students in their projects.
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  • Participants in the Annual Covenant Spelling Bee

    Mary Jones Wins Middle School Spelling Bee

    On February 11th, Middle Schoolers Ariana Alimard, Carter Brown, Graham Carter, Carter Kardell, Nathan Klintworth, Maddox Nelson, Owen Bradley, Henry Hallock, Mary Jones, and Sophie Brissett competed in the annual Covenant School Spelling Bee. 
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  • Student Spotlight: Nathan Klintworth

    Student Prevails in Two Competitions and Gets Ready to Compete at the State Level
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  • January

    Debate Team Has Banner Weekend

    This past weekend, Covenant Debaters soared above their opponents in competition. In the Lincoln-Douglas Debate, JV Division, of the Shenandoah Valley Forensic League Championship, Freshman Will Longnecker placed third after competing in three different debates focused on the topic:

    Resolved: The United States ought not to provide military aid to authoritarian regimes.
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  • Elara Rodriguez '26 Wins Second Place in Writer's Eye Competition

    Fifth grader Elara Rodriguez won second place in the elementary poetry division of the UVA Fralin Museum of Art's Writer's Eye competition.  There is an award ceremony on March 17 where she and the other winners will be honored.
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  • The Covenant School's Annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition

    On Friday, January 18, eight Upper School students competed in The Covenant School's annual Shakespeare Monologue Competition. This competition constitutes the first round of the National Shakespeare Competition, now in its 36th year.
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  • Lower School Students Serve the Homeless Community During the Holidays

    In December, while others were busy enjoying Christmas parties and the hustle and bustle of the season, fifth and sixth grade students at the Birdwood Campus were participating in a service project that was focused on blessing others in need for the holidays.
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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.