I’ve heard Covenant is academically challenging. Is it still a good fit for students who are less academic or who need accommodations?
Yes, Covenant is still a good fit for students who feel they are “less academic” or need accommodations. Covenant is a challenging curriculum, but students may enroll in electives with less academic workload, and our teachers are trained to nurture and guide students in their academic development. A challenging curriculum does not mean an exclusive curriculum. Our faculty regularly work with accommodations to assist students in succeeding. Our admissions test is a great determiner of readiness for Covenant.
Covenant has smaller class sizes. Will my student get a true high school experience?
Yes, each student is part of a tight-knit community that fosters exciting student life opportunities. Student Council plans monthly events that are inclusive to the entire student body, like the Harvest Party, Movie Night, and Talent Show. Covenant traditions such as overnight field trips, winter banquet, and the biennial UK and France Historical Tour create lifelong memories for our alumni. Students regularly stay after school to participate in discipleship groups, KidREACH, or other clubs.
My student is an athlete. Can they pursue their sport(s) and still attend Covenant?
Yes, Covenant offers cross country, and student-athletes pursue other sports at local public high schools and clubs. Approximately 50% of our students are student-athletes, and we encourage students and their families to actively participate in their sports. This is one reason we begin our school day at 7:30 am and end at 2:10 pm – so students have ample time to transport to practice/games/etc….
Do you offer tuition assistance?
Yes, we desire to make our education accessible for Christian families. If finances are a factor for your family, we encourage you to apply for tuition assistance in conjunction with an application for admission. These applications are reviewed simultaneously, and the finance committee will be pleased to provide you with a tuition assistance package. Approximately 20-30% of our families benefit from tuition assistance.
Do you provide transportation?
No, however, we are happy to help families connect with other families to arrange carpools. It is common for our families to commute from Key Peninsula, Gig Harbor, Puyallup, Federal Way, and Bonney Lake. There are several carpools in each of these areas.