FAQ's

 

1.  What is the total enrollment of the School, K4 through eighth grade?

We currently have 190 students and over 30 faculty and staff.

2.  How many students are in each class?

Our Student:Teacher ratio is approximately 13:1.  Class sizes vary with a goal of 16-19 students as a maximum.

3.  Do the students wear uniforms?

Yes, our students wear uniforms.

4.  Does Covenant have a school library?

Yes, we have a dedicated library which houses our collection of rich, time-tested literature.  The library is used by all students.

5.  How do you define "classical" education?

Classical Christian schools use children's God-given strength at each stage of growth to encourage knowledge.  This includes equipping them with the skills to encompass a lifetime love of learning by instructing the student on not only what to learn, but how to learn.  Students are far more capable of achieving high levels of education than is commonly thought; therefore, classical training includes high expectations for student learning. Children with a classical, Christian  education experience the personal satisfaction that is inherent in mastering a difficult task.  Please see our "About Classical Education" page for more information.

6.  Is Covenant affiliated with any church denomination?

Covenant Christian School began as a mission of Smyrna Presbyterian Church.  Parents do not need to be members of this church to attend, however, at least one parent must be an active member of a Christian, Bible-believing church to be considered for enrollment.

7.  Does Covenant have a cafeteria?

Covenant has use of the church Fellowship Hall which has a kitchen for serving lunches.  Students have the option of bringing their lunch or by using our vendor, Chef Advantage, to purchase lunches.  Chef Advantage lunches are ordered by the parent in advance through their website at www.chefadvantage.com.  We encourage parents to join their children for lunch whenever they wish.

8.  What is Covenant's approach to homework?

Homework is recognized as an opportunity to practice and develop skills related to concepts being taught in the classroom. While students have time to complete assignments during the school day, there are times when more practice time is needed to help students work toward mastery. Covenant parents agree to be an active part in their child's education when they enroll, so homework also provides a way for parents to participate in the process.

9.  What high schools do Covenant eighth graders usually attend?

Our eighth graders attend a variety of high schools, including Dominion High School, Whitefield Academy, Marietta High School IB Program, Campbell High School IB Program, Pebblebrook Performing Arts, Holy Innocents, and various other magnet programs offered in Cobb County.

10.  Does Covenant offer financial aid?

Yes, Covenant offers partial tuition assistance to qualified families.

11.  What is the testing process for admission?

All students entering K4-8th grades will be scheduled to complete a time of evaluation.  The purpose of the evaluation is to determine if a student will have the opportunity to be successful in the program.  Evaluations are scheduled on an individual basis once all application fees and forms are submitted.

12.  Does Covenant administer standardized testing?

Covenant students take the Stanford 10 each year.

13.  Can students enter Covenant in the Logic School (seventh and eighth grades)?

Provided there is space, any student/family meeting the criteria with regard to being Christian (parents), providing required forms, and being academically equipped will be considered for enrollment into Covenant's Logic School.

14.  Are there leadership opportunities for Logic School students?

Leadership is highly encouraged at Covenant. Logic students may participate in Student Council, the Covenant Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society, lead/direct Chapel, work with younger students as 'skills buddies', peer tutoring, etc..

15.  How does Covenant approach technology in the classroom?

Effective classical and Christian teaching in the area of technology should result in graduates who are less vulnerable to cyber control and are better prepared to lead the way in impacting an increasingly technological culture for Christ in thirteenth grade and beyond.  Students that learn the science of computers God's way will be less vulnerable to dependence upon and manipulation by an increasingly technological culture, but instead will be more effective culture shaping Christian witnesses to their generation.  CCS students learn the grammar (knowledge) of how computers work.  In this stage of learning, students discover and begin to master keyboarding and computer language skills.  Next, CCS students are introduced to the logic (understanding) of computers.  In this stage of learning, students discover and begin to master the tools that make computers work, like word processing, data management, and other appliations.  Finally, CCS students learn the rhetoric (wisdom) of computers.  In this stage of learning, students begin to design new computers and applications, to write new computer programs, and to use computers to impact their world for Christ.