Fifth Grade

Experience Fifth Grade At Covenant

Building foundation of academic readiness, preparing for lifelong learning.

In Fifth Grade, we strive to provide young boys and girls with a foundation of academic readiness built on a combination of skills and concepts, preparing them for lifelong learning. Every child should leave Fifth Grade with a greater love for learning, a deeper understanding of who they are in Christ, and a better knowledge of how to love the world and people around them.

Meet Mr. Murphy

Mr. Murphy was born and raised on a farm in Indiana. He received his BA in Elementary Education from the University of Evansville. Directly out of college, Mr. Murphy felt God calling him to minster in the city, so he and his family moved to Saint Louis in 2010. Mr. Murphy taught Physical Education at Covenant for one year and was then hired as a full time teacher. He has been teaching at Covenant ever since.

  • Mr. Murphy’s interests are endless: art, nature, philosophy, cooking and more!
  • There’s not much he enjoys more than learning a new skill or having a new experience.
  • He enjoys camping, hiking, playing board games with his family.

Educating Covenant’s
Fifth Graders with Our Integral Curriculum

Covenant Christian School’s fifth grade class provides a well-rounded, engaging education that instills a love for learning. Students cover reading, writing, and math fundamentals while exploring science, social studies, and the world around them. As a faith-based institution, biblical teachings are integrated, nurturing spiritual growth.

Supporting Classroom Curriculars

Experiential Learning

Experiential education seeks to support curricular goals through meaningful student-to-teacher interactions beyond the classroom, typically in natural settings. These active and relational experiences enable students to connect to their learning more fully.

The Arts

Studying, recognizing, appreciating, and protecting beauty nurtures our spirits, because it explores one of the ways God has revealed Himself to His people. Covenant students explore the arts through visual arts, such as drawing, music and drama.

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Academic Support

Our academic support program is a testament to our hope that each of our students would thrive academically after being given the tools that help them reach their fullest potential, and celebrate the unique gifts each of our students possess.


In today’s classrooms, technology plays a significant role in enhancing the learning experience. Teachers utilize interactive whiteboards, tablets, and educational software to engage students, support collaboration, and facilitate a deeper understanding of complex concepts. Technology is used in grades 4–6.

Our Mission to Educate the Whole Child to the Glory of God

The Covenant Christian School is dedicated to its mission of educating the whole child to the glory of God in a grace-filled environment. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of joy and discovery so that every child can be their best!

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