THE APPLICATION PROCESS
1. GETTING STARTED
For most families, the application process begins through an introduction to our school. You may have heard about us from friends, family, fellow church members or perhaps you located us online or simply drove by our campus. To learn more about our school and community, we recommend attending one our Open Houses held each October and January to get a comprehensive look at our K-12 program, with our faculty available for questions. If time does not allow for our Open Houses, we welcome you to contact our offices to schedule a tour.
2. SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION
Your admissions file is opened once we receive a completed application and fee. For each applicant we also require a copy of a family picture, teacher recommendation form, and student academic records for the current and previous school years. These forms are available in our online application, which can be found here.
3. UNDERSTANDING COVENANT
We want your family to fully embrace our Classical Christian program. In order to make the most of your partnership with us, it is important to understand our education philosophy and the history behind it. With every application packet, you are given a booklet titled "Understanding Classical Education." We encourage both parents to read this publication. Those who would like to learn more about our philosophy of education can do so by reading Douglas Wilson's book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay's For the Children's Sake.
Students applying for grades 1-4 participate in an academic/developmental assessment held at Covenant in conjunction with a classroom visit. Students applying for admission to grades 5-12 are required to take the ISEE entrance exam and will have their classroom visits scheduled by the Admissions office separately. You can identify testing dates and locations at www.iseetest.org. Covenant administers this test two times during the year. Other testing times may be available. Check with the admissions office if posted testing dates are not feasible.
5. THE INTERVIEW
The family or parent interview is a vital part of the admissions process. Once all paperwork and testing is complete, we meet with both parents and students applying to grades E-12. The interview provides a time for us to get to know one another more personally and an opportunity for you to ask questions.
Ideally, the process begins in the fall of the academic year prior to the year your student hopes to attend. Applications are due by January 20, 2017 for decision notification in mid-March. All paperwork, interviews and testing must be complete by mid-February. After priority admissions are complete, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis and spaces are offered to qualified students as available. If an applicant and family are found to be admissible but no space is available at that time you have the option of remaining in a waiting pool to be considered should a spot become available.