The Covenant School

  • The Covenant School is a non-denominational, college-preparatory, day school offering a Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences college-preparatory curriculum to over 550 students in Pre-K through Grade 12.
  • Our Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences education calls students to a broad range of study, encompassing literature, history, math, science, and the arts.
  • We invite students to live a life of virtue founded upon the truths of the Christian faith, and challenge them to live a life consistent with those things.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1985

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses14 courses
Average ACT score25
Classroom Dress CodeFormal

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$14,000
Tuition NotesPre-K Half-Day $ 8,900 Pre-K Full-Day $10,250 Grades K-4 $13,600 Grades 5-6 $14,500 Grades 7-12 $16,300
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,500
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDonna B. Harris
Admissions AssociateMs. Melissa Frazier


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
Field HockeyFootball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Clubs, Community Service Projects, Drama Productions

School Notes

  • Two campuses: Lower School (PK-6) is located in downtown Charlottesville and Upper School (7-12) is conveniently located in Albemarle county.
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