Covenant Academy is committed to the development of a Classical Christian educational model. This is a reform movement in the field of education. Like the Protestant Reformation, Classical Christian education is driven by Biblical world and life view as expressed in the slogan sola scriptura, i.e. scripture alone is the Christian's only rule of faith and practice. Of course, the Bible is not the only book we study, but it is the standard by which all else is to be judged.
With the revelation of scripture as the starting point, classical Christian education views students as God's image bearers, not a higher form of animal. Therefore, God best knows and communicates how children learn. Observing the stages of childhood development and being informed by God's word of their psychological and spiritual nature allows for an organized methodology of instruction. The primary avenues of learning employ the five senses, so we incorporate multi-sensory teaching methods. The total being of each student - spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional - is recognized and affirmed as unique and individual. A profound sense of accountability must be evidence by the teacher in directing the learning activities consistently with these Christian beliefs. The dynamics of grace, sin and redemption in the application of educational goals direct Covenant Academy's educational philosophy.
Christ Centered Education
At Covenant Academy, we believe a Christ-centered education includes not only a Christian environment where students are to be instructed with academic excellence, but an education that places Christ at the “center of all learning.” We cannot accomplish this by just adding a Bible curriculum or providing a religion class, but rather by integrating the Word of God, and placing it at the center of all curriculum (II Timothy 3:16-17). Therefore, in all its levels, programs, and teaching, we boldly acknowledge that all things come from our Creator and that every area of life must be subject to glorifying Him (Romans 11:36). We commit to providing a clear model of the Biblical Christian life (Matthew 22:37-40) through our staff and board while encouraging every student to begin and develop his relationship with God the Father through Jesus Christ (Matthew 19:13-15, 28:18-20).
Covenant Academy’s curriculum has been developed in accordance with the three stages of the Trivium, the foundation of Classical education. The Trivium is divided into three stages that correspond to the natural development of children. The Grammar Stage begins around the age of four as children develop an innate curiosity and love for learning. It is followed by the Logic or Dialectic Stage, which corresponds to the upper elementary and middle school years. The final stage in the Trivium is the Rhetoric Stage and corresponds to the high school years.