Covenant Day is a TK-12 school where our students thrive in an educational environment built on academic excellence and infused with a biblical worldview. The mission of Covenant Day School is to partner with Christian families so that their students are known, engaged, and equipped to be salt and light for God`s glory.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

Top Rankings

Covenant Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in North Carolina for:

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Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1989

Student Body

Total Students
n/a
Student Body Type
Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Art History, Calculus, Chemistry II, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, Environmental Science, European History, European History, French, Human Geography, Human Geography, Latin, Music Theory, Physics B, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, Studio Art, U.S. History, US Government
Average SAT score
1281
Average ACT score
27
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniforms in TK-8th; dress code in HS)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition ranges from $10,850 (TK) to $18,335 (HS). Tuition at Covenant Day School includes use of on-campus computers/iPads, technology expenses, school retreats and required field trips, science lab and elective expenses, graduation fees, and most athletic
Admissions Director
Jennifer Billiard

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
A Cappella Club (men's and women's ensembles), Chess Club (1st-5th), ContainIt, Covenant Crazies, Environmental Club, French Club, International Thespian Society, Junior First Lego League, Latin (JCL) Club, MS Chess Club, MS Debate Club, Multi-Cultural Club (Culture Shock), National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, National Junior Art Honor Society, Praise Dancers, Spanish Honor Society, Sustainability Engineering, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Tri-M Music Honor Society (Junior), Ultimate Frisbee Club, Worship Team

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Children's Choir (3rd-5th), Band Program, Beta Club, Chior, First Lego League (Robotics), Student Council, Theater Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Robotics, Squash Club

School Notes

  • At Covenant Day School, our students thrive in a academic environment where every child is known is the Gospel is made known. Established in 1989, Covenant Day School is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school in Matthews, N.C. that serves approximately 1,000 students in grades TK-12.
  • A faculty of godly educators, selected for both their academic record and their ability to develop and train students through individualized and creative instruction, works collaboratively across the curriculum. Together, they seek to ignite a hunger for lifelong learning in their students, helping them to recognize the gifts and skills that God has specifically provided for their lives.           
  • In addition to a rigorous academic program, students benefit from a biblical worldview, small classes, community involvement, competitive sports, and exceptional fine arts programs. Covenant Day students have received prestigious scholarships and have attended some of the nation`s leading colleges and universities.           
  • Our Restoration and Sustainability programs engage students in lessons and activities that develop problem-solving skills and hands-on training to support sustainable environments and communities. Restoration and Sustainability projects include Aquaponics, Engineering, Augustine Literacy, Monarch Butterfly Project, and our student-driven mission ContainIt. Through ContainIt, students are re-purposing used shipping containers to serve as living spaces for those in need on Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. To see the ContainIt project in action, visit www.covenantday.org/containit.           
  • Covenant Day is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. If you would like a private tour of Covenant Day School visit www.covenantday.org or call 704-847-2385.    
Profile last updated: 09/20/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (12 reviews)
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We have a lower school student at Covenant Day School, and we cannot say enough good things about the school and community. If we had to make the decision again, we would still choose Covenant Day. Biblical integration was a priority for us in choosing a school, and we feel the level of biblical integration at Covenant Day is unmatched. The academic curriculum is solid, and the faculty and staff are qualified, caring, and nurturing. Our student loves Covenant Day as much as we do, and he is thrilled to go to school and learn.
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Covenant Day School has been a wonderful blessing to our family. The school community, faculty, and students hold true to a biblical worldview, academic excellence, and servant mentality. We deeply appreciate the school providing our children with such a Christ-centered approach. The main reason we chose CDS is having a desire for our children to learn the Bible to its core and apply it to all areas of their life. The teachers have a heart for God and their work. Our daughter every year says, I have the best teacher this year! But really, they all are the best. The leaders are unmatched, and despite all they have going on, they always make time for parents and students and never make you feel like like are too busy. The admissions office, is incredibly organized and also very personal, and knows each child by name and really knows them! We are honored and thrilled to be a part of the Covenant Day School Community.
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We spent a lot of time researching and touring private Christian schools in the Charlotte area and once our family stepped foot in the door of Covenant Day School we knew we were home. Our son`s face lit up after we left the tour (an unmatched reaction). The days following have been just as eventful and thoughtful and are exceeding our expectations. He has been provided an opportunity to be taught by teachers who love the Lord and love the students all while being academically challenged. What more could we ask for! We recommend Covenant Day School to any and all prospective families.
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We are SO THANKFUL for our school. Joining this community has been like joining in the greater Kingdom for our family; it is fellowship with believers, the scriptural context for learning, and experiencing God's good creation through hands-on learning. Our kids are deeply loved and cared for by their teachers, the administration prays for wisdom with decisions, and there is joy through playground giggles. We are grateful.
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My son started at Covenant Day in the 7th grade. He's now a rising 11th grader. From the moment our family attended the orientation, we knew that was the school we wanted him to attend. We like the fact the school adheres to Christian principles and students feel comfortable talking about their faith. We also appreciate that both parents have to be Christians for students to be admitted. There are no behavioral problems that I'm aware of, unlike the public school my son attended, which is why we took him out and enrolled in Covenant Day. My son is biracial; I am African American. When he first came to the school there was not a lot of racial diversity in students or staff, but today it has improved tremendously as the school has made a concerted effort to attract more minority students. So, if you want your child or children to attend a school where they will get a good education and morality still matters, I highly recommend Covenant Day School.
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Covenant Day has been nothing short of an amazing place for my girls to attend High School. I have one daughter who graduated this past spring and one who is a rising senior. They have played sports and been active in clubs. The academics are rigorous and challenging. What makes Covenant so special is the PEOPLE. From their very first day when my youngest asked Mr. Davis where the band room was and he personally took her there, to every amazing teacher who has been so responsive and invested in both of our daughter's whole person, to the really terrific guidance team who literally made prepping for and applying to colleges easy. We can't say enough good things about Covenant Day. We feel fortunate and blessed to be a part of this amazing community.
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My two children attend covenant day school, my husband and I are extremely happy with the staff and the entire CDS community. It's like one big family of God's children. If you are looking for a school that takes academics seriously while worshiping the one true God then, Covenant day school is the place. My kids are always looking forward to going to school. Each time I step on campus, I get smiles, and there is always someone asking to help me. It`s been like this for the two years that we have been at CDs.
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My daughters have been at covenant day since middle school. The teachers are the gold! My soon to be senior daughter still talks about some of her favorite teachers. They made learning fun, and she knew they genuinely cared about her as a person. My other daughter just finishing middle school with a great experience and now looking forward to highschool with her sister. The teachers know the students by name and that makes a huge difference! Covenant Day has a strong academic program AND the spiritual component threaded throughout. I love that you don`t have to sacrifice one for the other.
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Covenant Day has not only provided our children a fabulous education but also it has developed their Christian character, fostered meaningful friendships, and allowed them to grow as athletes. CDS nurture the WHOLE child. We couldn`t be happier to be a part of this wonderful community.
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I have been uniformly impressed with Covenant Day School. The academic program is strong, the commitment to a biblical worldview is solid, and the environment communicates excellence, teamwork, and fun. It is a blessing to partner with CDS in the education of our children.
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excellent school, good academic rigor with excellent clubs --
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I attended middle school at CDS in the late 90's. The school has always had, and continues to have, an excellent academic reputation. At the time there was no high school, and I remember being sad that I would not longer be able to attend when I finished my junior high years. The teachers were caring and considerate, and the administration was fair and balanced. I hope to send my kids there one day, especially now that they have a high school.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked NC School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling

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