Students enrolled 111
School leader Mrs Barb Hesselink
Type Religious

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54790 Fir Road
Mishawaka, IN 46545

(574) 255-5972
(574) 255-5196
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5 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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April 24, 2014
Covenant Christian has made all the difference for my 8 year old. This is her first year at the school and entered the third grade in August. My daughter's grown intellectually, spiritually and mostly in maturity and responsibility. She has been lead by a great teacher who influences and guides the children gently, but persuasively. My daughter enjoys school everyday. She loves being a "guide" to the younger children on the playground, but also enjoys the diversity of being guided by the older students as well. As a parent, I particularly like that the teacher, principal, staff all hold the children accountable. There is a great sense of community in their small school. Everyone watches out for each other. It has been a great experience so far and we will be enrolling our 4 year old into the pre-school program starting in the Fall of 2014.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2012
I have 3 children at CCS and we are starting our fourth year here. The community is amazing. The faculty are caring and compassionate with emotional and educational issues that may crop up. Mrs. Foldesi is the most amazing teacher at that school, hands down. If you have a chance for your child to be in her classroom expect an amazing experience! She modifies curriculum and expectations based on students ability as to not overwhelm them but challenge them at the same time. She is an excellent teacher. The only reason I gave this 4/5 stars is because I have consistently been unimpressed with the communication at the 6-8 grade level. Even with the new EdModo program started in the 2011 school year, only one teacher consistently used it. Also, the school is small enough that if a child is habitually not turning in homework it shouldn't take much to write a note or email to notify a parent. I shouldn't have to wait until I see 0's on EdModo (for assignments I never knew existed because they weren't listed) or until report cards come out. Great school and I am so glad I found it! Would only wish the Jr. High communication was better with teachers contacting parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
My son attends the excellent Spanish immersion program at this school. Due to this program, he will be bilingual by fifth grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
I see among the other reviews one from two years ago where a parent offered the insight that the middle school grades, 6-8th, are so small they felt their pre-teens didn't have enough choices to do advanced work (if capable) or be involved in extracurriculars that they might at a larger school. Just let me say that area has been one we've worked on in these two years. Track & field and basketball (boys and girls) are now offered. The advanced work opportunities, for honors courses for example, is kind of an interesting thing. The level of work required of, and excelled at, by the entire class is such that their normal classes are the equivalent of "honors courses" at other schools. If kids require even more, why, I'd consider enrolling my middle schooler in a college level course!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2011
Our daughter is in the Spanish immersion program and is thriving. It is amazing to see her becoming bilingual. We wish the program was around when our son was in kindergarten.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2009
I have been a parent at Covenant for four years. My child has received an excellent education. When we get together with other children that are in the surrounding public schools I can see diffence that an education at Covenant makes. This is because of the excellent teachers and staff that care so much about the children on an individual level. They make sure each child is taught on their level and really care that the child understands the concept. I also appreciate the Christ centered education that is being received. It is wound into every subject and grade level.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
CCS has been an excellent school for each of my 4 children. My two oldest are now in high school and excelling. The school administration is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and committed to promoting excellence in all aspects of a child's education. The teaching staff is well-qualified, caring, and dedicated to not only teaching children academic excellence, but also to promoting the emotional and spiritual well-being of the students! The student to teacher ratio is excellent and the teachers are truly committed to teaching and loving these kids! I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Morally and academically CCS does a good job. However, there is a gap between what our local public schools offer both academically and in extracurricular. There are no choices for advanced students to do higher work then their peers and sports are very limited. I think considering their size, they do the best they can. The people at CCS are wonderful. But we feel strongly that the size is a problem, not for younger students so much but as your child gets to the middle school age they need to be introduced to more diversity and real life situations that you can help them navigate before entering high school. Having only 5-10 students in an entire grade does not afford them this opportunity for growth. Our phm public school system is an excellent alternative as long as you have a strong, christ centered home and church life.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I love Covenant Christian School in Mishawaka, IN because we have a strong sense of community. Teachers, students and parents work together to provide the best possible learning environment while also nurturing the spiritual growth of the children. We have been a part of CCS for 7 years!

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2008
Our child has been attending CCS for four years, and we love the school more every year she is there. We chose CCS because we wanted a Christian school with not only high academics, but with real Christian teachers who live their faith in the classroom. CCS offers both of those and more. Our child has excelled both in her academics as well as her walk with the Lord since attending CCS. We also love the myriad of opportunities that the school offers for parents to get involved. We have always said that CCS is a real family where you feel God's love upon entering the doors. And not only will our daughter continue her academic career at CCS next year, but our son will begin Kindergarten there as well (he is so excited).

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2006
Wow, it's a great school!! The staff is very dedicated.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
Covenant is a good school with solid Christian teachers who care about their students. The academics were strong and growing stronger. The school is growing, both in its program and hopefully the building. Parents are welcome to be very involved. They offer PE, music, art, computers and chapels.

- submitted by a teacher
May 12, 2005
We have had a child for the past eight years. CCS does a great job at every level. Curriculum is top-knotch and draws from a variety of sources. All the teachers have been just terrific and great Christian role models who apply the Christian belief system into their lessons. Parent involvement is encouraged and there are dozens of opportunities to be involved with your child's class. Test scores are consistently high and CCS offers extra resources to both the struggling student and the student who needs extra academic challenges. A really wonderful school which merits investigating by parents interested in a private education for their children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 10, 2005
My experience with this school was fine with my first child, but my second was refused admittance because they felt they could not handle his Type I Diabetes.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2005
My daughter graduated from Covenant, attended from first through 8th grades. Her transition to honors classes in high school was extremely smooth. We were very happy with the academics, instruction (teachers) and values we found there.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2004
We have a 6th grader at Covenant Christian and so far have been extremely pleased with the academics and Christian values provided by the administration and staff.

- submitted by a parent
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Covenant Christian School
54790 Fir Road, Mishawaka, IN  46545
(574) 255-5972
Last modified Covenant Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Covenant Christian School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top