In 1997, a few people at Covenant Presbyterian Church began to dream about starting a Christian school.
Our “sister” schools, Twin Oaks, Kirk of the Hills and Central, were full and unable to accept all those who wanted to attend. This meant that there were children in our community that could not receive a Christian education from a Reformed perspective. At the same time, our own church was continuing to grow, especially among young families.
In 2000, a Feasibility Committee was formed and produced several key documents including school mission and vision statements. Perhaps more important than simple statements was what these documents reflected concerning the spirit of the new school. This school would be Christ-centered and academically excellent. But the school would also be intensely and purposefully grace-filled. As former Covenant Church Pastor George Robertson once said, at Covenant Christian School
“We want every teacher, every administrator, every helper, and every board member to be in love with Jesus Christ to the point… that everyone who walks our halls will know this is a different place. We will not be characterized by rules, or strictness, or rigidity. We will be characterized by the grace of God realized through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, which is compassionate toward those who are but dust.”
In late 2002, the first school board was formed. By January 2003, the school’s facilities and other foundational needs were in place and the first Covenant Christian School open house was held. Parents at Covenant School (PACS) was formed during the summer of 2003 to assist the new school. This organization took steps to help parents get to know one another by sponsoring fellowship events and other activities designed to benefit the school.
The school opened its doors for the 2003-2004 school year with 28 students in Little Pelicans (PK3), Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. For the 2004-2005 school year Covenant added first grade.
The school continued to add a grade each year as well as new programs such as the school library and the optional Above & Beyond enrichment program for preschool and Kindergarten students. Covenant Christian School “matured” in the fall of 2009 with the addition of a dedicated Sixth Grade classroom.
Covenant School was founded on the belief that excellent academics from a Christ-centered worldview can be combined with a grace-filled atmosphere to create a truly unique and God-honoring community. This continues to be the vision for the school into the future.