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The Covenant School

Private | PK-12 | 502 students

 

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Posted March 8, 2014

5/5 Stars for education! In the educational aspect, The Covenant Upper School is superb, and the teachers really do an amazing job at making sure you actually know the material. However, as a community, Covenant School is definitely in need of some improvement, earning itself a 1/5 stars. Having attended Covenant, I can truly say that unless you participate with their sports teams (which majority of students do) and exude an overwhelming and annoyingly high confidence in yourself , it will be hard to make friends. Not to mention that the school is very cliquey, and a lot of the students are weary of new ones in. The boys are really immature and interrupt class often while the girls are very catty. Many students seem and act nice but really could care less about you since they are majority of the time self-absorbed. I am very disappointed to say that I have had people act nice to me in front of my face and then they go and gossip about me behind my back... so much for the Christian and "Covenant Way", huh? In no way do I regret returning back to public school, and if you are planning to attend The Covenant School, I wish that you have a better experience than I did.


Posted January 14, 2014

The Covenant School has been a wonderful school for my children and each year is better than the previous year. The teachers are so loving and truly want the students to learn. The administration changes from a few years ago have benefitted the school in a great way. Although I was skeptical about Singapore math, I have been amazed at the high levels of critical thinking my children exhibit on a daily basis in their accelerated math classes. Also, there are ample opportunities for parents to volunteer and be a part of the school community. Our family would certainly recommend TCS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2013

The Lower School at Covenant has been an excellent experience for our son and daughter. Our children are very different children and the school has met and exceeded their needs. They are both bright, intelligent, polite, RESPECTFUL children that can be put in any social situation and thrive. I believe much of this is due tot he daily influence of th entire school. The changes in administration have been stellar and the school has completely changed since 2010. Lower school administrators are compassionate, attentive, and enthusiastic. Teachers are nurturing and challenging. I would definitely recommend grades K-6.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2013

The I'm third attitude is total nonsense and could not be FURTHER from the truth. If your child is mean spirited, nasty, and manipulative, then the child will thrive at Covenant. If your child is kind and good hearted, they will be chewed up and spit out by the other kids. The administration is unable/unwilling to resolve the problem for a variety of reasons..Do your due diligence, and you will find many similar reports about the school. Interestingly, you will find other educational alternatives that do not label themselves as christian schools, however you will in fact experience a far greater christian behavior, kindness and caring towards one another, as well as a great education.
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Posted December 26, 2013

The Covenant School is an educational institution where God is first, others are second, and individuals are taught to put themselves last. From the headmasters to the faculty and students, the sense of family is paramount. Children are taught to think, discuss, and use "hands on learning" to better understand the demanding curriculum. The community of TCS is strong and makes each child feel welcome.


Posted December 21, 2013

Covenant is a great school to send your child for a wonderful academic education, as well as social, emotional, spiritual, and athletic learning! We are truly blessed by the experience our 2 children are having at The Covenant School. The administrators and teachers are fabulous, loving and nurturing. The staff are very instrumental in assuring our children succeed, with necessary encouragement to persevere. There is a partnership between faculty and parents that is exceptional. Parent involvement is superb. We truly feel TCS is the best school in Charlottesville.
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Posted April 27, 2013

Covenant had provided a fabulous education AND growing up experience for our child. They teach well, they truly care, and they model the Christian life. I have no doubt that their investment in her will bear fruit for a lifetime.
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Posted November 9, 2010

Covenant is a great school. My son attends the lower school and is thriving. He is growing in intellect, spirit, study skills, and athleticism. The leadership has changed in 2010. Lower school administrators are compassionate, attentive, and enthusiastic. Teachers are nurturing and challenging. I would definitely recommend grades PK-6. My son is quite certain Covenant is the best school in Charlottesville.
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Posted February 10, 2009

The lower school is excellent as the teachers and administration are very caring about the kids in all aspects. I would recommend the lower school to anyone. The upper school is a totally different story. The administration is not willing to help and the teachers are below average to say the least. It is definitely not worth the tuition they charge. Athletic programs are poor and the Headmaster is all about the arts. Does not listen to the parents for input. Therefore, I moved my kids to the public school and they are much happier.
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Posted August 23, 2008

I found the administration of the lower school to be closed-minded and unwilling to work with parents in a collaborative effort . I have found that this is a common theme among other parents with which I have spoken regarding their experience. Unfortunately, I also found that parents are discouraged from expressing their concerns/opinions and have no recourse if they strongly disagree with the way in which specific incidents are handled. In my view, the academics are also substandard. I would strongly discourage parents of kindergarteners against enrolling their child, but first grade is rumored to be better. In financial terms, the return on investment is deficient. On a more positive note, the school is small, most of the faculty are nurturing and really enjoy being educators, and the environment overall is nurturing and close knit.
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Posted February 6, 2007

I went to The Covenant School for my 10th grade year. I have never experience just a education they provided for me. They thought many things about the world. Not only will you have a great education you will also have a great environment to learn at. The teachers are wonderful; they care about your grades and your outside life too. Covenant is the best
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Posted September 1, 2006

My son moved from a school in Greene county this year to Covenant. The staff and teachers are unbelievable. They are each well educated in the subjects they teach and make learning fun and interesting. My son came home this week and said 'Mom Algebra II is fun. I never knew math could be fun.' Way to go Covenant.
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Posted August 26, 2003

We are a Christian family, but our child crossed over from a public school last year. We are very pleased with our daughter's teachers and academic programs. She has become a more responsible student has made more quality friendships. Although we come from a lower class region of Charlottesville, covenant has given my daughter a good sense of Christian servitude and exposure. I recommend this school to anyone who wants education and responsibility to be focal points in the life of their developing child.
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Charlottesville, VA 22902
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