New Covenant Christian School

  • New Covenant Christian School is a Christ-Centered Classical School serving Harford and surrounding counties since 1999.
  • We offer a high quality classical education for children of all ages, from preschool through high school.
  • Grammar School campus (Pre-K - 6th) located in Abingdon.
  • Upper School campus (Grades 7-12) located in Bel Air.
  • For details visit www.newcovenantchristianschool.org  New Covenant Christian School is thoroughly Christian...distinctly Classical...and truly Exceptional!

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1999
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students186 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
3%
State avg.: 30%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(School Uniform- White and navy for Grammar School, White and khaki for Upper School. No uniform for Preschool)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPlease call 443-512-0771 for affordable tuition rates.
% on Financial Aid
8%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,500
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKathy Heeter - Grammar School (K-6)

Sports

Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Chorus, Craft Club, Destination Imagination, Drama, Newspaper, Running Clu

School Notes

  • Classical Model of Education
  • Christ-Centered Approch to Life and Learning
  • High Academic Standards
  • Top 20% Standardized Test Scores
  • Small Classes
  • Latin Instruction, Beginning in 3rd Grade
  • Formal logic instruction in 7th and 8th grade
  • Rhetoric and Debate
  • Systematic Phonics Instruction in K-2
  • Professional, Dedicated Teaching Staff
  • Classes in Art, Music, P.E.
  • Extra-Curricular Activities, including Sports
  • Extended Care Available
  • Loving, Supportive Community of Families
  • New Covenant Christian School ~ Sharpening Minds. Shepherding Hearts. Shaping Lives.

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  • Darlington
    Grades: K-12 | 313 students
    11.9 miles
    1736 Whiteford Road
    Darlington, MD 21034
    (410)457-5103
    11.9 K-12
    313
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    (410)679-4000
    3.7 NS-8
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  • Bel Air
    Grades: NS-8 | 285 students
    4.4 miles
    715 Moores Mill Rd
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    (410)838-4848
    4.4 NS-8
    285
  • Joppa
    Chesapeake Christian School
    Alternative School (Christian)
    Grades: K-12 | 73 students
    5.4 miles
    900 Trimble Road
    Joppa, MD 21085
    (410)679-8815
    5.4 K-12
    73
  • Bel Air
    Grades: K-9 | 101 students
    4.9 miles
    603 Vale Rd
    Bel Air, MD 21014
    (410)838-6074
    4.9 K-9
    101

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (7 reviews)
5  
Our daughters are well rounded, intelligent and great independent thinkers- much of this is due to the wonderful education and experience they are having at New Covenant. This is a marvelous place that shepherds the hearts of children. We love it here!
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NCCS is an amazing school! The teachers and Staff are truly invested in creating a positive, Classical learning environment in which the children thrive. The school is truly a community and the Parent/Teacher Fellowship (PTF) is a great way to connect with other families and bless one another. My husband and I are proud to have our two boys, who began their schooling in the Pre-K 4`s class, be future graduates of NCCS.
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New Covenant is truly remarkable. Our daughters are receiving an outstanding education and learning to think creatively and for themselves. We are so grateful for their dedicated staff and everyone exemplifies Christian principles. It's simply the best school available!
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We cannot say enough about how great New Covenant is! The curriculum is challenging but it is taught but such talented teachers that the kids love it and enjoy all that they are learning--even our nine year old boy! They truly make learning fun! We have been amazed by how much our son and the other children learn and retain because of the classical Christian education model being used at the school. It is such a loving environment with teachers and administrators who care deeply about all the kids. With smaller class sizes, the children all get the attention they need and don't just feel like a number. They have a recitation in May that is not to be missed! It is nothing short of amazing to see how much these children learn each year and most importantly how much they grow in their love for the Lord.
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What a wonderful school! New Covenant has provided the most excellent education available in Harford County and my children have been blessed to have benefited from great teachers, a classical and top rate curriculum, and a loving, caring, and encouraging environment. The tuition is very reasonable and watching our children grow into very responsible, literate, students who are capable of using rhetoric, debate, written thesis, and logic to defend and persuade, while becoming strong leaders has been a joy for us! I cannot state emphatically enough that this school's teacher to student ratio is so important and the challenging classes are so refreshing!
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I travel to New Covenant from Cecil County because there's not another school closer that has the high quality of education combined with the solid Biblical doctrine than New Covenant. There are other Christian schools and there is a closer classical school, but none of them offer the kind of education where it's "cool" to be a smart kid! Plus, the facility is clean and the staff and other families are very friendly...definitely worth the tuition which is less expensive than classical schools in other states.
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NCCS has been such a blessing to our family. The Christ-centered, classical approach has enabled our children to learn and grow in a nurturing environment where they are challenged academically and learn to think for themselves. The teachers and staff are amazing with the children and partner with the parents to provide a quality education.
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