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New Covenant School

Private | PK-6 | 120 students

Inspiring excellence in learning, leadership, and love

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $430,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,400.

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
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Posted April 8, 2014

It is amazing how the different aged children at this school all help each other at lunchtime and at recess. The older kids (grades 4 & 5) take the younger kids "under their wings" and frequently go to their class to be reading buddies. They all respect each other and learn from each other. It is a pleasure to work here. We have small classes which allow the students to have wonderful relationships with the teachers and with their classmates.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 7, 2014

I have a daughter in first grade and one in preschool, both at New Covenant School. This is an AMAZING Christian school a hidden gem in the Boston area. My first grader is learning how to be an "author" (not just writing assignments), and at home is writing poems and publishing her own stories (well, just typing them out, but she is so excited about it!). My first grader started preschool shy, reserved, and quiet. You would never know it now! Through the individual attention, encouragement, and challenging academics she has grown in self-confidence, academic skills and -- most important to me -- depth of character (they emphasize character development throughout everything they do, not just outward "good behavior" but inward "attitude of the heart"). This is a unique Christian school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2014

New Covenant is an incredibly supportive, Christian environment. It's so refreshing to have consistency in what we teach at home and what is learned at school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

I am amazed! My daughter is a 4th grader at New Covenant School in Arlington, Massachusetts and has been going there since kindergarten. The Christian / Expeditionary Learning framework allows such deep connection to the subject matter, to the process and final products, to the community, to the others students, and to the faculty. My daughter is joyful, confident, and grounded in both her life and learning and I attribute that so heavily to New Covenant. World class faculty; great visual, performing, and dramatic arts programs; deep spiritual formation and character development, all in a small, nurturing environment -- all at New Covenant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2009

it was a great school great teachers and they really care about the students even though i got in trouble a lot that was my fault but they did handle it very nicely and made me feel like i had a lot of freedom
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2005

My son started Kindergarten this year. I was impressed by the program but I admit I was waiting for the 'other shoe to drop' once we got in. I figured a small school like this would have some fighting or cliques. No way. I continue to be amazed at the dedication and love that I find here. My son, who is reserved, has really blossomed. The classes mix a lot and he loves the attention of 'the big boys'. My concern was that older kids would introduce worldly concepts to my innocent 5 year old before his time, but the older kids are also sweet and set a good example for the little ones. I like that they keep to reading, writing, and arithmetic. They allow the parents to set the political agenda at home (right or left leaning)and they don't usurp that. Heavy parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 67%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 34% 6%
Black 16% 8%
Hispanic 8% 16%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Visual arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 7:50 am
School end time
  • 2:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Brian Emmet
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Expeditionary Learning
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Project-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Service learning
  • Visual arts
  • Writing
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$3000 - $13000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
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9 Westminster Ave
Arlington, MA 02474
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Phone: (781) 643-5511

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