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 kindergarten through high school.
School campus (K - 12th) located in Abingdon.  For details visit
New Covenant Christian School is thoroughly Christian...distinctly Classical...and truly Exceptional!

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,832
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

New Covenant Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
150 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
New Covenant Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
26 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
School Uniform- White and navy for Grammar School, White and khaki for Upper School.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes The NCCS Board of Directors has set aside a large percent of our annual budget for tuition assistance. Assistance is distributed on the basis of need according to a NCCS generated formula. If more information is needed, e-mail our Financial Manager at
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Kathy Heeter - Grammar School (K-12)


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Chorus, Craft Club, Destination Imagination, Drama, Newspaper

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does New Covenant Christian School cost?
New Covenant Christian School's tuition is approximately $8,832 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of New Covenant Christian School?
The acceptance rate of New Covenant Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.
What sports does New Covenant Christian School offer?
New Covenant Christian School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee and Volleyball.
What is New Covenant Christian School's ranking?
New Covenant Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for New Covenant Christian School?
The application deadline for New Covenant Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (9 reviews)
New Covenant Christian School is an exceptional institution that has truly exceeded my expectations in every way! Our children attended NCCS all the way through graduation, and I am beyond grateful for this hidden gem dubbed "Harford County's Best Kept Secret." The classical education model has provided our children with a strong foundation in critical thinking, logic, and rhetoric, setting them up to be lifelong learners. The faculty and staff at New Covenant Christian School are passionate about teaching truth, beauty, and goodness. However, the wisdom our children received throughout the years is worth twice the tuition! The impact this school has had on my children's lives is immeasurable. I wholeheartedly recommend New Covenant Christian School to any parent looking for a partner in parenting that integrates faith, learning, and a sense of community.
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So glad our grandson is able to attend. Care is given to classical methods and Biblical truth drives methodology and decisions.
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 150 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,832
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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