As you read through our website, it is our prayer that you will get a sense of the excitement and richness of a classical education. In my experience, classically educated students have fun, enjoy life and love learning. They are fascinated by the interconnectedness of knowledge, inspired by problem-solving, and awed by the intricacies of creation. Drawing on the span of history, they come to imbibe the classics and discuss them with others. As they progress in their studies, they become more articulate, more confident, more self-aware and less self-conscious. Formed by great stories, classical students become more, not less, imaginative with age.
What is the true measure of a school’s success? Parents today often look to testing scores. Classical schools across the nation are far above the national average in standardized and SAT testing. While these are important measures, are any of these the true measure of success? I think there is a much higher goal -- one that would be difficult to measure or quantify. That goal is being conformed to the image of God, a desire to know Him more and more, and a passion to follow Him wholeheartedly. And, yes, for this there is a test. Life is that test.
As parents, we all hope to be the best stewards of the precious gifts which we have been given: the gifts of our children. We try to do our best in raising our children in the Lord and rely on Him for guidance in that task. If you want to consider partnering with Covenant in this all-important responsibility, we would be delighted to talk with you further.
Covenant Classical School
|Camie Perrin - Head of School
After receiving a B.S. in Elementary Education at Taylor University, Mrs. Perrin taught for a number of years at an established Christian school in the St. Louis suburbs. While living in London, she held the position of Children's Ministry Director and continued that work while living in Pennsylvania. After spending five years using the classical model at home, she served as a classical teacher for three years. She then served for three years as Principal of a classical Christian school and provided consulting services to emerging classical schools. Mrs. Perrin has served as Covenant's Head of School since 2010.
Kara Haas - Office Manager
Mrs. Haas served for five years as the Promotions Director for the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, where she was responsible for the contracting, scheduling, and promotion of all performances and concerts, as well as the scheduling of all classes and recitals. At The Sanctuary church in Bolingbrook, Mrs. Haas originated the Children’s Ministry and served as its director for five years, and initiated the Junior High Ministry and served as its director for three years. For each of these ministries, Mrs. Haas led the definition of the ministry’s mission, vision, core values, and organizational structure, the recruitment and training of teachers, and the design of the curriculum. Mrs. Haas has a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from the University of Illinois.
|Ginger Vessey- Office Receptionist
Mrs. Vessey has a Bachelor’s Degree in psychology from Northwest Nazarene College. She worked at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago for two years as a psychometrician in the Neuropsychology Department where she administered testing and managed office functions. Mrs. Vessey went on to pursue her Master’s Degree in counseling at Northwestern where she also worked for the Psycho-Legal Studies group, administering testing, managing data entry, and tracking participants for two government grants. Mrs. Vessey and her family attend Blanchard Road Alliance Church in Wheaton and enjoy serving in the children’s ministry.