We are glad you are considering applying to The Covenant Preparatory School. We want you to know that we are committed to providing an exceptional Christian, classical, college preparatory education for PK4 through twelfth grade students that is founded on Christian values and Biblical principles. We view our role as educators as one of assisting parents in developing individuals of strong intellect, spirit, body and heart. Students must be able to handle the academic work expected of them and have a proven track record of academic success. Student recommendation forms must be obtained from the current teachers and must show that a student has a history of exhibiting the type of character that supports the beliefs and practices of Covenant.
In the event that an incoming senior wishes to transfer to Covenant from a local school or homeschooling program, the applicant will be required to meet all minimum criteria for admission. Once all steps in the application process are completed, the Board of Trustees must approve by a majority vote the admittance of the candidate.
To apply for admission to Covenant, all prospective candidates must:
- Meet age requirements for their grade
- Complete the appropriate entrance exams
- Submit an online application for admission
- Supply required documents
- Parent interview with an administrator if applicant is entering PK4 through sixth grades
- Parent and student interview with an administrator if applicant is entering seventh through twelfth grades.
Students cannot be considered by the Admission Committee until the following documents have been received:
- Birth certificate
- Report cards from current and previous year (students entering grades 1-12)
- Unofficial transcript (students entering grades 9-12)
- Copies of past achievement tests
- Recommendation forms (students entering grades 1-12)
- Copies of any testing reports (if applicable)
- Legal documents regarding custody established by a court of law (if applicable)
- Immunization records
Prekindergarten applicants - 4 years by September 1
Kindergarten applicants - 5 years by September 1
1st Grade applicants - 6 years by September 1
Students who wish to transfer to Covenant as a senior from a local school or home school program must meet all minimum criteria for admission. Once all steps in the application process are completed, the Board of Trustees must approve by a majority vote the admittance of senior transfer candidates.
Admission to Covenant is subject to class space availability, and is prioritized in the following manner: children of Covenant staff, children or siblings of alumni and enrolled families, all other new applicants.
Final admission decisions are made by an Admission Committee composed of administrators, faculty and staff.
For an applicant applying to the tweflth grade class that is transferring from a local school district, an offer of admission must be extended by the Admission committee and Board of Trustees.
The Admission Committee reserves the right to deny admission to any student who is evaluated as ineligible. Covenant's mission is to work in conjunction with the home to mold students to be Christ-like. On occasion, the atmosphere or conduct within a particular home may be counter or in opposition to the Biblical lifestyle the school teaches. This includes, but is not limited to, sexual immorality, sexual orientation, or inability to support the moral principles of the school. In such cases, the school reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant.
The Covenant Preparatory 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. It 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.
To ensure all students are prepared for the work they will encounter in the grade they desire to enter, Covenant requires the tests listed below. Please note that additional testing may be requested by the Admission Committee if it is determined to be beneficial to the final admission decision.
Candidates for PK4 must take a developmental readiness assessment. This test is scheduled through Covenant Admissions, taken at Covenant and administered by a Covenant instructor. The cost of this assessment is included in the $125 application fee.
Candidates must take the Admission Assessment for Beginning Learners (AABL) by ERB. The cost for this assessment is $65 and is paid directly to ERB. This test is scheduled by the Admission Director, taken on an iPad at Covenant and administered by a Covenant instructor or staff member. To learn more, please download this What to Expect Guide and visit the ERB website.
Candidates must take the ISEE Primary (Independent School Entrance Exam). This is an online test administered at Covenant. The cost of the exam is paid directly to the testing company, ERB. For more information, please visit the ISEE website.
Candidates must take the ISEE (Independent School Entrance Exam). Parents may register their child for any scheduled group date listed on the ISEE website. Contact Covenant Admissions to schedule an alternate testing date. The cost for the exam is paid directly to the testing company, ERB, at the time of registration. To learn more, please visit the ISEE website.