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Covenant Christian School

Private | PK-12 | 290 students

Our school is best known for our strong academics and solid Christian training.
 
 

 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $157,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $840.

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Posted August 17, 2014

We drew a bad card on teachers at the public elementary school. I knew my daughter was a little spoiled but not special ed like the public school teacher told me late in the fall 2013. I quickly started doing more hours of homework with her, bought my own books form the teacher's store (I had a hard time figuring out what were the assignments going to be at the public school, they just would send 1 sheet at a time and give me a website that never worked). I knew I had to make a move. I interviewed several private schools & Covenant effectively communicated what exactly she needed to be studying. I did lot of homework even still but it was not just me alone anymore. The teacher taught her way more than I did. When you hear your child say something learned at school with enthusiasm, you know good things are happening. When we got the results on the Terra Nova test at the end of 1 semester with Covenant. Our child was at the top in the national standings and even higher on math and science. There is a lot of bible and prayer but it does not interfere with the core academics. In fact (as it proved in my childs case) it improves academics substantially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2014

I'm very sorry but the vast majority of people associated with this school are not living for Jesus Christ. My child graduated with a broken heart. Most kids only attend for the sports program. This school is probably 95% upper middle class, Caucasian, Baptist kids with many only attending due to parents' pressure to keep away from public education. This is the real truth. Many leaders and teachers favor their own children and the cliques are absolutely real and devastating to new students. I question the motive of the hearts associated with this school. Our family loves The Lord and we were left feeling very alone and hurt. We have moved on but I had to share the truth. You've been warned. There's a reason why the school has barely grown in the last decade or so. New buildings are the last thing they need. They all need to examine their hearts and motives. Please pray for CCS. Pray for God's help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2014

Great school! Truly an excellent Christian school - strong academics and biblical world view. Wonderful school that teaches students the truth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2014

When we first toured the school 3 years ago, we were instantly drawn to the professional, yet relaxed atmosphere. We've been so grateful to have our boys learning about the world that God made, from teachers who genuinely love them and desire for them to excel. I feel like the core is solid and the foundation is Christ, and we have been very pleased with the healthy balance between academics, athletics, social development, and spiritual emphasis. This school is definitely the real deal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Covenant Christian School was very disappointing, We spent one year there and that was one year too many. There was not one positive moment there. The teachers were the worst we have ever had and the adminstration turned a blind eye. Think twice before enrolling there. We pray that no family will have to endure the year we had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

A wonderful, loving environment conducive to learning. Teachers, staff and students care about each other. It's a college prep school which affords students the opportunity to excel academically. We have 2 kids in high school and they just thrive in this Christian environment with good Biblical values. We are going on our 3rd year here and we could not be more happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2014

Covenant is an excellent school with many qualified, loving teachers. Small class size allows for personal attention from the teachers. The Love and concern they show their students is one of the best things about this school. Many technology advances have been made recently and the students have many opportunities for sports, music, art, and several ministry activities. Not only am I a staff member, I have had 2 children attend Covenant from kindergarten all the way through 12th grade. Both have benefited greatly from their years here. I would highly recommend CCS to anyone!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 20, 2013

Covenant Christian School has everything our family needs. Wonderful teachers, staff, parents and students. Sports are a big part of the school and something we love. The onsite tutoring is important to us also. Parent involvement is awesome. This is our second year, and we couldn't be happier.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I am totally impressed with and love this school! I am a teacher who left public education and moved my children in order to get a challenging education in an environment with like- minded Christian teachers. The results for my children have been wonderful and the quality exceeds my expectations. There are athletic opportunities , artistic opportunities and a Biblical knowledge that will stay with them for life. I can't say enough good things about the teachers , staff and fellow students !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

The school seriously needs to update their curriculum. My daughter would come home with hand cramps from the amount of busy work. The leadership at the school is extremely weak. If you have any issues arise, there is no recourse. I was told to resolve it with the teacher. The school appears to care more about sports than academics. This is obvious by the new sports complex.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

The academics and sports at this school are great, can't deny that. Most of the teachers were pretty decent but some were iffy. The reason this school is getting a low rating by me is because of the students, and lack of discipline. I was bullied endlessly the two years I went there, not one thing done about it. The kids I had to deal with were most certainly NOT Christ-like by any means. A real shame.


Posted October 4, 2011

We couldn't be more happy with the spiritual and academic opportunities that CCS offers. Our oldest child graduated after several years at Covenant and he was well prepared to enter both college and the "real" world. We know several graduates that have been accepted into prestigious colleges and into honors programs. Every year, it seems like the majority of graduates earn some level of academic scholarship for their college education. Sports and other extracurricular activities are pursued with excellence but kept in proper perspective. Some highlights for our kids have been performing in a play at the Creighton Theater, singing in Carnegie Hall with the chorus. Tuition is in line with (or less than) other private schools that have an independent campus and a full complement of programs. There are less expensive private schools in and around Conroe but CCS provides the best value in my opinion. A new administrator was hired in 2009 and he brought a fresh perspective to a place that was already performing to our expectations. The teachers are caring, dedicated and capable. The parental involvement is high; the place is like an extension of our family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

What an awesome place! Our daughter has been to 3 other Christian schools in 11 years and it's been a rough ride. Two of those schools closed down due to somewhat 'ungodly' circumstances and the other was just a mess. The teachers and leaders at CCS truly do care for the student! They are constantly in prayer and believe me, this is rare! Sure, the tuition is up there but I believe it's worth every penny. You get what you pay for. Yes, there are a few cliques among the students but this is the real world. The new headmaster is a gem. A godly man who truly does invest his heart and soul into the Christian education of our kids. So glad he is here. The whole atmosphere of the place changed for the better under his leadership. We couldn't be happier with CCS! May God continue to bless her!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

While the tuition may be rather expensive, and the administration is overbearing at some times, this school has been such a joy. The teachers are extremely helpful, not just in academics, but in your faith. The environment is amazing and that overshadows most of the 'downsides' that I see. I have made lasting friendships with many of the other students that couldn't have been made anywhere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 27, 2008

This school is just way too expensive. We tried to work with the administration to suggest ways to keep the quality high yet possibly save parents some money but got no where. Example: School Uniforms cost way too much (and this is a real shame as the quality was no better than what we could have bought for half price at local discount stores) and the tuition is way too high. The lunch time meals are barely worth buying, we had to mostly pack a sack lunches. Forcing boys to dress for PE in the bathroom was bad. Like most Christian schools the teachers are great and very caring but the administration is patronizing and doesn't seem focused on the chilren, only the bottom line. I regret we were unable to continue at CCS as our child had made great friends and was truly blessed with some
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2008

CCS is a great environment. My kids love it and are happy to go to school each day. The tuition is a large part of my budget but money well spent. Buy a smaller house, get an older car or a part time job. Having my kids in a safe, loving place with excellent academics, great sports programs, and a Christ-centered atmosphere is worth the sacrifice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2007

CCS is a great school I have been going here for five years and I have loved every minute of it. The staff is very caring and Christ centered. The athletics is also Christ centered. Overall CCS is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2006

Academic programs are well attended to. Sports is certainly king at this institution as it is at most. I was especially disappointed that they would promote school events on Sundays considering the fact that our family is committed to church involvement and this school claims to be also. Any school committed to these ideals should be sensitive to the fact that Sunday is a busy day for Christians. Athletics and other extra curricular activities are meant to enrich our lives as hobbies and past-times rather than become our lives. What happened to teaching our children balance? I must say that parental involvement is very much expected by the faculty and staff of CCS. This is a very strong quality of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2005

this school is a christian school. very expensive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 13, 2004

As parents of two students who have spent their entire school careers at Covenant Christian School (son, grade 11, daughter, grade 9), we can tell you that it has been a great blessing to our children and our family. Rarely will you find the combination of academic excellence and spiritual emphasis that is present at CCS. Give us a try. You won't want to leave!
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 31%
Hispanic 6% 51%
Black 1% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Pacific Islander 0% 4%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Other Private Schools
Public Schools
Home School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Texas A & M
Baylor
Sam Houston
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Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • TAPPS Art District Champs (2014)
  • TAPPS Music Competition - First Place (2013)
  • National Merit Scholar Finalist (2013)

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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • John Weaver
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
  • Non-denominational
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (936) 890-5343

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Advanced placement courses
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
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
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • AP Courses
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
Transportation options
  • Limited shuttle service
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • 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
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Homework help/study buddy club
  • Key Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newsletter
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • 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
  • 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
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • We believe that academic excellence and spiritual growth go hand-in-hand. Our graduates bear witness to our success in both of these critical areas!
School leaders can update this information here.

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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
73
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
77
Students typically come from these schools
Other Private Schools
Public Schools
Home School

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2014-2015 school year
$4000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Texas A&M
Baylor
Sam Houston
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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4503 IH 45 North
Conroe, TX 77304
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Phone: (936) 890-8080

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