About Covenant

Covenant Classical School is a private, coeducational, classical Christian school in Naperville, Illinois, serving families in the western suburbs of Chicago. We are excited about your interest in classical Christian education and hope that you will find our web site helpful in learning more about Covenant.

Rather than simply filling students’ minds with facts, we go further at Covenant to develop a student’s ability to think, reason, read, write, and speak well. For the student at Covenant, all subjects, from math to Latin to art, are mutually integrated and bound up in the life of faith. Through the integration of life and faith, students develop a thoroughgoing Christian worldview–and then live it out! A classical Christian education is a powerful tool for instilling a solid Christian world view in the next generation, tomorrow’s leaders. We teach with the next generation in our minds and its mission field in our hearts.

View the videos below as Ginger Vessey takes you through what makes Covenant unique at three distinct points in our students’ progression through Covenant.

Kindergarten

Our goal is for your child to love learning from the first day of school. At Covenant, Kindergarten introduces your child to classroom learning as the first stage of classical Christian education. Bible, reading, and math form the core of the Kindergarten curriculum.

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4th Grade

The lower school years are full of joy and excitement. Here strong foundations are laid for life-long learning. Our Lower School curriculum is built upon proven and time-honored methods of pedagogy which give important tools for future learning.

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7th Grade

At this level, students possess a greater ability to analyze causal connections and relationships between facts. Here teaching methods shift from songs and chants to discussion, debate, and argument.

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Facts about Covenant

We invite you to learn more and view for yourself Covenant’s unique classical Christian program. Please join us for one of our upcoming Open House events. Individual school tours are also available upon request. Contact [email protected] or call (630) 983-7500 for more information.

Type of School

Classical Christian, independent, non-denominational, coeducational

Organizational Structure

The Members of the School include parents of enrolled students, school administrators, faculty, and staff. The governance of the school is vested in the Board of Trustees, which includes appointed trustees. The Head of School is responsible for the daily operation of the school.

Affiliations

Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS)
Society for Classical Learning (SCL)

Grades Offered

Grammar School: Kindergarten – Grade 5
Logic School: Grades 6 – 8

Enrollment

135 students enrolled for 2017-2018 school year.

Faculty

Six Grammar School teachers, nine Upper School teachers, two Latin teachers, two Fine Arts teachers. Fifty-three percent of faculty members have Master’s degrees, and an additional sixteen percent of faculty members are currently enrolled in Master’s degree programs.

Curricular Program

College-preparatory. Based on the classical model known as the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric stages). Classical and traditional subjects, with strong emphasis on integration across disciplines: Bible; English Grammar, Composition, and Literature; History; Geography; Math; Science; Technology; Latin; Logic; Rhetoric; Art; Drama; Music; Physical Education.

Extracurricular Program

Covenant offers a broad range of after-school offerings:

  • Academic: Certamen, French, Spanish, Book Club
  • Sports: Basketball, Classic Games, Fencing
  • Fine Arts: Art Club, Drama Club, String Ensembles, Treble Choir
  • Other: Chess, Knitting, Typing

Leadership and Service Opportunities

Students plan and lead service projects each semester.

Standardized Test Scores

The Iowa Test of Basic Skills is administered annually in 1st through 8th grades. In 2017, each of Covenant’s classrooms (1st-8th) scored at the 99th percentile for their Core Subject Totals on the National School Norms.

Before and After School Care

Before and after school care is provided for an additional fee. If you are interested in before and/or after school care, please contact the school office at (630) 983-7500 or [email protected]

Tuition Discounts

Covenant desires to be a school which reflects the larger Christian community. Provision of tuition discounts to families who are in financial need allows the school to have a broad socio-economic representation of families and to include students whose families could not otherwise provide a classical Christian education for their children. Covenant employs the independent company FACTS to provide a third party assessment of all applications for tuition discounts. Applicants who demonstrate financial need, as determined by FACTS, will be considered for tuition discounts by the Covenant Board of Trustees.

Diversity

Covenant is blessed with diversity in its faculty and families. Over 40% of Covenant students are of African American, Asian, or Hispanic descent. Many churches (denominational and non-denominational) are represented. Covenant’s need-based tuition discount program provides for a broad range of economic diversity as well.

Non-Discrimination Policy

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.

Learn more about Covenant

As you consider a school for your family, we invite you to visit Covenant at one of our many open house events or by individual appointment.

We also suggest the following areas of our website to learn more:

  • Administration – Meet our Head of School
  • Academics – Understand the classroom experience at Covenant
  • Academic Achievements – Standardized Testing and National Latin Exam results
  • Grammar School (K-5th)
  • Logic School (6th-8th)
  • Classical Benefits- Understand the benefit of a classical Christian education
  • School Life – Extracurricular activities
  • Admissions Process
  • Tuition Information
  • FAQs
  • Covenant Reflections

We hope that we have answered some of your questions about Covenant so that you can determine if the school is a good fit for your family. If we can be of further assistance to you in this process, please feel free to contact us at (630) 983-7500 or at [email protected].

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