thank you for considering covenant

We know that finding the right school for your student and your family can be a daunting task. If the values and vision you’re reading about compel you, we encourage you to take the next step.  Our admissions process is thorough and thoughtful, seeking the best for both your student and our school. We recognize this is one of the biggest decisions of your child’s life, and we are here to help you navigate through this process. We hope to meet you soon!

Mrs. Melissa Hill
Director of Admissions

Application Process

As described in detail below, there are five primary steps to successfully enrolling in Covenant:

  1. Schedule a Tour or Attend an Open House
  2. Apply
  3. Learn About Classical Education
  4. Take a Test
  5. Interview

A Quick Note About Financial Aid

Before we walk through these steps, a brief note about Financial Aid.

Our Admissions process is "need-blind”. This means that we do not take finances into account when considering your family’s application. Interested families can apply for Financial Aid through FACTS (Financial Aid for Student Tuition). This can be done concurrently with your application. Financial Aid is granted on the basis of need as determined by our evaluation of the report from FACTS and an applying family’s federal tax returns. 

 

1. SCHEDULE A TOUR OR ATTEND AN OPEN HOUSE

In addition to aprivate tour, a fun way to learn more about Covenant is to attend an Open House in October, November, or January. One of the advantages of participating in a Covenant Open House is that you can ask our older students candid questions in a relaxed environment. They play an active role in each event. It’s a great way to understand how Covenant has affected them as both students and young men and women.

Should you desire more information than is available on our website, please Request More Information and our Admissions Office will contact you.

 

2. APPLY

Applications for School Year 2020-2021 went live in October.  We will gratefully create a personal admissions file for your family once we receive your completed application and the application fee of $100.  For each applicant, we also require a teacher recommendation form, student academic records for the current and previous school year, and the online application. We realize it seems like a lot of paperwork, but it is another way we make sure that we are the very best fit for you and your family.

To begin the Online Application process, Create an Account. Then log in to your account and Create A New Student Application for your child. You will then have the flexibility to log in and out of your account and access your open application.

After submitting the application, you will be able to track online your admissions status at the school by logging in to your account. There you will be able to print the completed applications, monitor when the school receives supplemental application forms and, if necessary, reprint the supplemental forms. Applications must be submitted by January 24, 2020.

 

3. LEARN ABOUT CLASSICAL EDUCATION

We want your family to embrace our Classical Christian program and educational philosophy.  Even more importantly, we want you to understand how this curriculum and pedagogy will benefit your student. To learn more we encourage you to read An Introduction to Classical Education by Christopher A. Perrin. Another great resource is Wisdom and Eloquence, A Christian Paradigm for Classical Learning by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans.

 

4. TAKE A TEST

Kindergarten and Grade 1 - Our evaluation for these grade levels is divided into two parts. The first part is the CATS testing (Collaborative Academic Testing Service) at www.catstexas.com. These results will be reported to us by CATS and you have the option to share your student's scores with other schools to which you are applying. Testing is scheduled directly with CATS through www.catstexas.com. The second part is an observation time at Covenant on January 25, 2020 or February 1, 2020.  We will email you a sign-up for one of these dates upon completion of your application.

Grades 2 through 4 - Our evaluation for these grade levels is divided into two parts. The first part is the CATS testing (Collaborative Academic Testing Service) at www.catstexas.com. These results will be reported to us by CATS and you have the option to share your student's scores with other schools to which you are applying. Testing is scheduled directly with CATS through www.catstexas.com. The second part is a classroom visit which includes a student interview with our Academic Director. We will email you a sign-up with available dates upon completion of your application.

Grades 5 through 12 - Our evaluation for these grade levels is divided into two parts. Applicants take the ISEE (Independence School Entrance Exam). Testing is scheduled online with ISEE.  You can select a testing date and location at www.iseetest.org. Covenant administers this test two times each year. Please ask our Admissions Office if you are having difficulty finding a convenient testing date and we will gladly work with you to find the best date and time. These results will be reported to us by ISEE and you have the option to share your student's scores with other schools to which you are applying.  The second part is a classroom visit which includes a student interview with the Academic Director. We will email you a sign-up with available dates upon completion of your application. 

 

5. INTERVIEW

Our interview with your family is a vital (and fun) part of our admissions process. Once all the paperwork and testing are complete, we will schedule an interview with both parents and your student(s). The interview is also another great opportunity for you to ask us questions.

Timeline - We recommend families begin the application process in the fall of the academic year prior to the year your student hopes to join Covenant. We need to complete our five steps by mid-February. Applications for School Year 2020-2021 are due by January 24, 2020, for decision notifications in early March.

After priority admissions are complete, applications are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis and spaces are offered to qualified students as available.  

Affording Covenant

See tuition rates by grade, and learn about The Covenant Fund.

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ADMITTANCE TO Covenant

The Covenant School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. The Covenant School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.