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Academics | April 13, 2021

A Joyful Focus on the Fundamentals

Young children are naturally inquisitive and eager to explore the world around them. Classical education focuses on nurturing these important fundamental skills through songs, movement, guided discovery and hands-on activities that encourage curiosity, creativity, and joy in the learning process. 

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Academics, Parent Partnership | January 6, 2021

Kindergarten at Covenant

Curiosity, energy, and a natural excitement for exploring. Kindergartners were created uniquely to experience the world God created with wonder and enthusiasm. Their early learning experiences should encourage and reinforce these natural tendencies as well as prepare them for a lifetime of joyful learning.

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Big Advantages of a Small School

Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make as a parent. In the ever-changing landscape of education today, it has become increasingly clear that bigger is not always better.

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Academics, Covenant Life | September 2, 2020

Truth. Goodness. Beauty.

An afternoon of history read aloud under the restful shade of the sprawling branches above.  A smile captured while outside social distancing with friends.  Laughter heard through the hallways as new discoveries are made. Truth, goodness, and beauty resound in the sights and sounds of a joyful return to the classroom. 

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When Classical Schooling Collides with High-Tech Learning

What happens when a global pandemic forces us to take our entire classical and Christian program online? If we teach children the power of ideas and to put first things first–such as reading widely, thinking deeply, and writing and speaking well–and if we teach children the high value of respecting others, they will be able to transfer those hard-earned habits and skills to new arenas and to any task or vocation they encounter, even when that task involves realigning their approach to education.

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Academics, Parent Partnership | February 22, 2020

University of Notre Dame Study Reports Classical Christian Schools Outscore All Other Educational Options

In category after category of the University of Notre Dame report, classical Christian schools outscore all other educational options—public, private preparatory, Catholic, evangelical, and homeschool—by significant margins.

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Intellectual Virtues, Academics | June 27, 2019

The Intellectual Virtues: Perseverance

Much has been written lately about the power of grit. Studies demonstrate that possibly the greatest indicator of success is not raw talent, but rather passionate persistence.

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Faith, Academics | June 10, 2019

A Covenant Graduate

If our students succeed in the academic realm, yet have not hearts of compassion, we have failed them. If our students can think deeply, yet have not wisdom to discern right from wrong, we have left them unequipped. If our students can translate ancient texts with ease, yet cannot wrestle with the ideas that have shaped the culture in which we live and stand upon a foundation of truth, we have left them wanting.

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Academics, Parent Partnership | April 16, 2019

The Great Works Initiative

We seek to stand against the trend of busyness and hectic pacing so prevalent in our lives today and teach our students how to practice true rest, reflection, and contemplation.

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Faith, Academics | March 19, 2019

Hidden Treasure

“My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” (Colossians 2:2-3)

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