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New Covenant Academy

Private | PK-12 | 342 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $97,300. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $670.

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2012:
Based on 2 ratings
2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted July 17, 2012

I have experienced NCA as a parent, volunteer and employee and have found the environment to be an excellent atmosphere for students to learn and grow both academically and spiritually. The administration is great to work with and the teachers care about their student's success. There are great opportunities for academic competition, fine arts and sports. If you are looking for a truly GREAT SCHOOL, I suggest you call New Covenant Academy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2012

This school is ran poorly and not worth the money . Phone calls to administration are not answered nor are emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2011

Our son has recently graduated from NCA after attending from K through 12th grade. We feel it has prepared him well for college, and aided greatly in his spiritual walk as a Christian. Our daughter is currently a student at NCA, and we trust she will have a similar experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

As a current junior at New Covenant Academy, I can honestly say that I love it. The education is great, the students are friendly and genuine, and the staff is tremendous. I've never had more caring teachers. My classes this year are actually much larger than 5-7 students. In fact, my smallest class consists of 15. I've learned that learning in a smaller environment is much more effective than learning in a larger one, where it's more difficult for a single teacher to give every student the individual attention that their understanding may require. I know that when I have children of my own, I'd love for them to attend New Covenant Academy.


Posted August 30, 2011

Moving our two daughters to New Covenant was one of the best decisions we have made. The teachers are great and they receive a great learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

We have 2 children who attend New Covenant Academy. The school is great. Our oldest started Kindergarten at NCA and is now entering 6th grade. We feel like family at NCA. The kids know all of the teachers and the teachers know them personally and care for them as individuals. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2011

We moved our 6th grade son to New Covenant this past year. It has been the best decision we have ever made for his education. He has been challenged and encouraged in an environment where preparing the children to succeed is the first goal. My son has had a complete turn around in his confidence and ability to learn and I give credit to the caring and exceptional staff at New Covenant. The NCA community is welcoming. I never once felt like a certain religious belief was being forced on my family. Nor were we judged in any way. The common goal of quality education, faith and love echoes throughout this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2010

New Covenant gives each child indiviual attention and prepares students for college. It has high standards and offers a great learning experience.


Posted January 23, 2009

I am a parent of a senior at NCA, Class of 2009 and I also had a student graduate in Class of 2006. I have found that NCA provides a solid academic program. My son will graduate with approximately 13 college credit hours with the dual credit courses offered on the NCA campus in conjuction with Missouri State University. I find it impressive that their 5 year average ACT score is 24.4 and their average 5 year college scholarship amount per student is $24,367! It is a small school with impressive impact. My students also received a great Biblical foundation and excellent leadership opportunities. A good value for the tuition charged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2008

we started our daughter at nca in 5th grade. our daughter attended sps and the wings program until entering nca. we found at the middle school level that sps were not challenging and very large. NCA has been a great move for our daughter-her test scores have greatly improved from SPS. I think the small class size really improves learning. Overall the kids are much better behaved, and is discipline is good and fair. Great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2007

My child attended NCA for 2 years. He attended Kindergarten and first grade. We chose NCA based on their ability to offer academically challenging programs and their christian environment. Our child is extremely gifted and we were afraid that he would slip through the cracks in Springfield Public Schools. After 2 years at NCA of battling with teachers and administration to get more challenging work for him and to get him into the Wings program we made the decision to put him in SPS. I actually feel like I held my son back his kindergarten and 1st grade years. The administration & teachers at NCA are good people individually, but focus too much on money instead of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

We have had students at New Covenant Academy for 10 years now. My husband and I agree that the decision to send our children to NCA has been the single best choice we have made regarding their education and moral development. The academics are the strongest in the city - I have checked. Nothing is ever perfect, but after a long relationship NCA stood the test of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2006

The best decision we ever made was sending our boys to NCA. Wish we had done it sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2003

NCA is a wonderful school. The faculty and staff are super to work with and put the needs of the students ahead of their own. The families that are a part of NCA work together cooperatively to provide the best educational environment for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Asian 2% N/A
Black 1% 17%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 4%
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 23% (2012)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 73% (2012)
Percentage of students going to the military 4% (2012)
Colleges most students attend after graduation various
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Drama club
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
  • dual-credit courses
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:30 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Matt Searson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (417) 887-2419

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Summer college prep programs
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
  • dual-credit courses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Mark Twain Conference
  • MSHSAA
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Band
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Drama club
  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • National Honor Society
  • Photography
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Various
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • New Covenant Academy is a private Christian college prep school serving grades Jr. K through 12th. Our campus sits on 27 acres in Southwest Springfield, Missouri. New Covenant Academy was founded in 1978. We are an interdenominational school serving families from aproximately 90 different Christian churches. Call today for a tour of our campus. 417-887-9848 ext 6
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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2012-2013 school year
$5000 - $6000
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
various
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
Summer college prep programs
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
dual-credit courses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2012
2 year college - 23%
4 year college - 73%
Military - 4%
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3304 S Cox Ave
Springfield, MO 65807
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Phone: (417) 887-9848

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