Enrollment Application Process
At Covenant, we believe that students are best served when the school and home share a common educational philosophy and common educational goals. This is why we attempt to give prospective parents a full understanding of who we are, what we believe, and what we do. Our admission process is designed to help you learn more about Covenant and to help Covenant learn more about you and your child so that a determination can be made as to whether Covenant is a good fit for your child.
Our admission process is described below. We are currently accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year.
Student applications are due by March 1, 2014. Admissions decisions will be communicated by March 31, 2014. For any applications received after March 1, 2014, admissions decisions will be made on a rolling basis for grades in which openings remain. For grades without openings, parents will be given the opportunity to place their students on a waiting list.
Please note that a child must be five years of age by September 1, 2014 to apply for our Kindergarten class.
1. Complete an application and mail, with a copy of (a) the student's birth certificate (b) the student's most recent standardized test scores (c) the student's most recent report card(s) and (d) the appropriate application fee as shown below, to:
Covenant Classical School
1852 95th Street
Naperville, IL 60564
Application Fee (per student):
- $100 per student for applications postmarked on or before March 1, 2014
- $200 per student for applications postmarked after March 1, 2014
The teacher should mail the completed form directly to Covenant at the address shown on the form. To facilitate a timely response, please provide a stamped envelope(s) addressed to Covenant Classical School at the address above.
If your child is currently home schooled, please submit the Home School Summary Form to Covenant and have the Teacher Evaluation form completed by someone other than the parent, such as a Sunday School teacher or other person who has knowledge of the applicant.
- Teacher Evaluation Form for Kindergarten - 1st Grade Applicants
- Teacher Evaluation Form for 2nd – 6th Grade Applicants
- Teacher Evaluation Form for 7th - 10th Grade Applicants (for English Teacher)
- Teacher Evaluation Form for 7th – 10th Grade Applicants (for Math Teacher)
- Home School Summary Form
If your child is currently home schooled, please submit grades for the last year of academic work as well as grades for the current school year to date. Grades may be in alphabetic, numeric, or narrative form. Please include grades for any classes being taken on a part time basis at any academic institutions. Please also submit any standardized test scores.
Please note that Teacher Evaluations and transcripts must be received by Covenant for your application to be complete.
After the Admission Committee has reviewed your complete application, we will contact you to schedule Admission Testing.
4. Complete Admission Testing
Admission testing is designed to determine if your child can be well served by Covenant, to determine grade placement, and to determine if there are any needs for tutoring prior to entrance into Covenant.
After admission testing is completed, we will contact you to schedule an admission interview.
We request that parents read the booklet An Introduction to Classical Education by C. A. Perrin prior to the interview. A copy of this booklet is included as part of our information folder. If you do not have a copy, please print a copy using the link above or contact our school office to obtain a copy. Concepts covered in this booklet will be discussed during the interview, so it is very important that parents read the complete booklet prior to the interview.
5. Complete Admission Interview
The admission interview is an opportunity for you to meet with the Head of School and members of the Admission Committee so that we can get to know you, and you can ask questions or express any concerns. Both parents are requested to participate in this one-hour interview, and applicants to our Upper School (6th-10th) are requested to join their parents for the interview.
Within one week of the Admission Interview, we will contact you with the admission decision.
If a student is admitted, he will be placed in the grade for which he is applying if his previous school work and admission testing results indicate that he is prepared to enter that grade. If through admission testing results or other evidence, it is determined that the child is not adequately prepared for the grade for which he is applying, it may be necessary that he repeat the previous grade.
Regardless of whether the student is admitted to the grade for which he is applying or to the previous grade, it may be the case that tutoring will be required prior to the start of the school year, and in some cases, continuing during the school year. Unless a student has been previously school classically, tutoring is likely to be required in English grammar and writing, as well as in Latin. This tutoring is not included in the standard tuition. If needed, details on tutoring fees will be provided by the Admission Committee at the time of acceptance.
6. Secure Admission
If a student is admitted, an acceptance letter will be mailed to the parents, with a request to sign and return the Parental Covenant within two weeks, with a non-refundable deposit of $500 to secure enrollment.
Covenant Classical School admits students of any gender, race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students in the school. Covenant Classical School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, nationality, or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and other programs.
If you have any questions or if we can assist you in any way in the admission process, please contact us at (630) 983-7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.