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Covenant Christian Academy

Private | PK-12 | 740 students

Our school is best known for offering premier classical, christian, education.
 
 

 

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Posted August 16, 2006

Awesome Christian environment, with the highest academic achievement mixed with championship fine arts and athletics. Covenant Christian Academy truly has it all, at a lower cost than other schools which offer less.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2006

This is a private, Christian-based college prep environment with a great student-to-teacher ratio. We have 2 kids in school there - one in kindergarten and one in 3rd grade. Both enjoy a full reading, science, math, phys-ed and language arts curriculum as well as Wednesday chapel. Tuition is a value relative to competing schools in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

We are new to this school (9th grade) but already we have been amazed at how warm and welcoming the students, parents, and staff have been to us. The staff watches over and guides the students to make encourage them to makes wise decisions and to think ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

We love the great Christian atmosphere. Also, all the parents are very friendly and involved. There are many opportunities for extracurricular involvement in sports, arts etc. The academics are challenging and the class sizes are much smaller than public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2005

CCA is a wonderful educational community. The class sizes are small, so the children recieve all the individual attention they need. There are many extra classes, such as foreign language- even for the kindergartners. The parents are very involved and the Christian spirit is very evident.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2005

Our son and daughter went to CCA from Kindergarten through 12th grade. They had excellent academics (graduating from college summa cum laude), and a great Christian environment with small classes that really helped nurture them. We were very pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2005

This is an excellent classical Christian college prep school. It was 25 years old in 2004. The students SATs are the highest in private and public schools in the Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake area. The students can graduate with over 15 hours of college credit. They won state in 2AA boys basketball and have gone to the playoffs in 2AA Football. Current enrollment when I checked was 425 students about 35 per class. The boys and girls are separated in almost all their classes in 7th and 8th grade and go back to coed in 9th-12th. They have a mentoring program for the students. The students are required to do community service hours. The students wear uniforms. Several of the teachers have graduate degrees. We were impressed. They are in the planning stage of a new Elementary Bldg. Great buy for your money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Our experience at this school has been awesome! Our child came to CCA from another private school. We were attracted to the classic Christian curriculum and the quality of the teachers. In addition to the regular course curriculum, my child competed in Math Olympics, studied Greek mythology, and for an end of year science project, they watched chickens hatch and raised them for six weeks. What was most satisfying was to see visible proof of the schools effect on my child. The scholastic achievement test results showed an increase of 8% from their last test. This year my child has started studying Latin. The teachers, administrators, and parents are fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2004

We had a [student] at CCA and we were very disappointed! They say that they are committed to excellence, yet our experience was mediocre at best. It was not challenging in reading or math. We asked for extra reading, and got nothing. The teacher was satisfied to have 'half of the students in the class' challenged in math. The teacher gave spelling tests and mispronounced words. When this caused the students to misspell the words, the teacher let the mistake stand. Her rationale was that 'no one was perfect'. When the children studied Africa, instead of true African music, they listened to 'The Lion King' soundtrack! When we tried to talk to the teacher and administrators about our concerns, we were brushed off. I would not recommend this school to anyone seeking an academically superior education!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 31%
Hispanic 6% 51%
Black 5% 13%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Percentage of students going to 2-year college 8% (2013)
Percentage of students going to 4-year college 92% (2013)
Colleges most students attend after graduation Texas A & M
Baylor University
University of Texas
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
German
Spanish
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Bayard H Friedman (2014)

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
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language and culture club

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Keith Castelllo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
  • marketing@covenantchristian.net
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, non-denominational
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (682) 334-0367

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • 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
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Tutoring
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
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career 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
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Textile design
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Improv
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language and culture club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Many parent volunteer oppotunities
  • 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
  • The mission of Covenant Christian Academy is to provide a biblically based, classical, college preparatory, education that inspires a passion for excellence, a heart of grace, and the character of Christ.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


8 out of 10students were accepted for the 2014-2015 school year.


Students accepted for the 2014-2015 school year
90
Applications received for the 2014-2015 school year
110

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $14000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Texas A & M
Baylor University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2013
2 year college - 8%
4 year college - 92%
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901 Cheek Sparger Rd
Colleyville, TX 76034
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Phone: (817) 281-4333

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