The Covenant School

  • The Covenant School is a non-denominational, college-preparatory, day school offering a Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences 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.

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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 Students560 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade The Covenant School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses8 courses
Average SAT score1258
Average ACT score25
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / rolling
Tuition NotesPre-K Half Day $10,200 Pre-K Full Day $11,450 Grades K-5 $15,300 Grades 6-8 $17,800 Grades 9-12 $18,250
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions DirectorBetsy Carter
Admissions AssociateCatherine McFarland

Sports

Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

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

School Notes

  • Two campuses: the Birdwood Campus that houses our Lower School (Pre-K-5) is located in downtown Charlottesville and the Hickory Campus that houses our Middle and Upper Schools (6-12) is conveniently located in Albemarle County.

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  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-12 | 893 students
    2.8 miles
    2132 Ivy Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434)296-5106
    2.8 NS-12
    893
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 5-12 | 213 students
    1.4 miles
    279 Tandem Lane
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434)296-1303
    1.4 5-12
    213
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: 8-12 | 169 students
    10.2 miles
    1000 Samuel Miller Loop
    Charlottesville, VA 22903
    (434)823-4805
    10.2 8-12
    169
  • Charlottesville
    Peabody School
    Peabody School Photo - Middle School orchestra students prepare for their spring music performances and the Music in the Parks competition.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-8 | 219 students
    0.8 miles
    1232 Stoney Ridge Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22902
    (434)296-6901
    0.8 PK-8
    219
  • Charlottesville
    Grades: NS-8 | 162 students
    4.7 miles
    120 Waldorf Sshool Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22901
    (434)973-4946
    4.7 NS-8
    162

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The average private school tuition in Virginia is $10,738 for elementary schools and $17,574 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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