- 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!
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Total Students||186 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 33%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||42 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||4:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||12 students|
|Average SAT score||1410|
|Classroom Dress Code||Formal
(School Uniform- White and navy for Grammar School, White and khaki for Upper School. No uniform for Preschool)
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|% on Financial Aid||
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$1,500|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Kathy Heeter - Grammar School (K-6)|
|Admissions Associate||Lisa Stone-Upper School (7-12)|
|Total Sports Offered||4 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, VolleyballBasketball, Cross Country,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||6 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Chorus, Craft Club, Destination Imagination, Drama, Newspaper, Running Club Chorus, Craft Club, Drama, Newspaper, Running Club, Destination Imagination,
- 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.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
DarlingtonGrades: NS-12 | 419 students
1736 Whiteford Road
Darlington, MD 21034
JoppaGrades: NS-8 | 329 students
1100 Philadelphia Rd
Joppa, MD 21085
Bel AirGrades: PK-8 | 285 students
715 Moores Mill Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
JoppaGrades: K-12 | 73 students
900 Trimble Road
Joppa, MD 21085
Bel AirGrades: K-9 | 101 students
603 Vale Rd
Bel Air, MD 21014
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!
- Posted by Parent - grateful
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.
- Posted by Parent - L. O.
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!
- Posted by Parent - AFamily
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.
- Posted by Parent - ala17
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!
- Posted by Parent - pacoc
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.
- Posted by Parent - rebec
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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