Christians were created to live in a community and that is important for the development and growth of our students. As a result, we stress community within Covenant through relationships with parents and staff, as well as community outside of Covenant with service partners and mission organizations.
Community within Covenant
Covenant recognizes that parents have the primary responsibility for the education of their students and therefore closely partners (in loco parentis) with its' parents (Deuteronomy 6, Ephesians 6). In loco parentis is a Latin phrase that literally means “in the place of parents” but the essence can best be captured by the word “partnership.” Covenant partners with parents to holistically develop their students – mind, body and spirit – to reach the student’s full potential. Community with parents is fostered through parent involvement, fellowship, volunteering, conversation, mutual respect, open mindedness, and friendship. We work together to shepherd students’ hearts and minds so that they can become who God created them to be.
Community is also evident between our staff and students. Our caring staff are godly Christian men and women who are deeply rooted in their Christian beliefs. They love and mentor our students on a biblical basis. Small class sizes allow our teachers to know our students individually, recognizing their individual talents and gifts.
Community outside Covenant
Community outside of Covenant is also vital to develop our students' hearts for a broken and lost world and to nurture servant hearts in them. Covenant provides numerous opportunities throughout the year for Covenant students to serve outside our school walls, as well as mission trips, both locally and internationally. Our Student Council determines the service projects for the year and serves as the leaders for these projects. Prior projects have included Gifts for Guatemala, Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child, Houston Food Bank, mission trips, A Million Thanks (letters to veterans), the Village Learning Center, In Kids, and helping the local community during times of flooding. High school students are required to have a minimum of 80 hours of service prior to graduation, encouraging students to be compassionate servant leaders in the world around them.