Arsenic and Old Lace

Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23

Covenant Theater presents Arsenic and Old Lace
Please join us to see the show during a limited engagement in the Dunlap Center.

The Upper School students at Covenant have been hard at work on the spring drama production, Arsenic and Old Lace, a farcical black comedy written in 1939 by the American playwright Joseph Kesselring.

The story takes place in the living room of the Brewster sisters, Abby and Martha, in Brooklyn, NY and includes their three nephews: Mortimer, a drama critic who has promised to marry the neighboring Reverend’s daughter; Jonathan, a homicidal maniac; and their insane brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt. According to the New York Times drama critic, opening night was “so funny none of us will ever forget it!”

Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets may still be purchased at the door.

Performances on Friday at 7PM
Saturday at 2PM and 7PM

Adult Tickets $12
Student Tickets $7

**Please no children under 6 years of age.

Grammar School Open House and Showcase

Are you curious about what a classical Christian education is all about? Come and join us at Covenant on Saturday, March 19th for our Grammar School Open and House and Showcase. Guests will see our students demonstrate how they love to learn at Covenant! This is a great night to discover the Covenant difference and to get to know our faculty and staff. Our Grammar School Showcase will be followed by a wonderful Upper School Art Reception with food, live music, and a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th! 

For more information, please contact our Admissions Coordinator, Ann Rasmus ( or (717)540-9885 ext. 231).


Covenant Christian Academy

1982 Locust Lane

Harrisburg, PA 17109

Covenant to sponsor Messiah College Alumni Business Breakfast

Covenant Christian Academy is pleased to partner with Messiah College’s Business Alumni to sponsor their breakfast on Wednesday, April 20th.  This breakfast will feature a panel discussion format featuring leaders of Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe.  The breakfast will be hosted on the Messiah College Campus.  Tickets to this event are already on sale and are going fast.  If you’d like to join us that morning, please reserve your space now, by registering HERE.

For more information, please contact our Events Coordinator, Julie Stansbury at

Beyond the Common Core with Dr. Chris Perrin

Many of us first begin to think more deeply about education when our own children start their journey into formal schooling. What we teach our children about the world – is one of the most important things about a culture. GK Chesterton in his memorable way stated, “Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.” It is therefore no surprise that education is of interest to many people.

We have all heard a lot about Common Core in the last few years. It is one of those issues that has become a lightning rod for controversy, with fervent defenders and constant critics. Whatever you feel about Common Core, it represents a major effort by many educational, political, and cultural eaters to improve education in our country. When an issue like this arises it is so helpful to find a reliable guide, someone who you know understands the history and context of the issue, and can provide an informed and wise evaluation.

Dr. Christopher Perrin, is undoubtedly such a person. Dr. Perrin has been studying educational philosophy for the last two decades. He is a sought after leader in the classical education renewal, speaking regularly at conferences, and consulting with schools across the country. He was the founding Headmaster of Covenant Christian Academy, and is now the co-founder and CEO at Classical Academic Press in Camp Hill. He serves as Vice President of the Society for Classical Learning and is also the director of the Alcuin Fellowship of classical educators.

Dr. Perrin received a B.A. in history from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Divinity and PhD from Westminster Theological Seminary.

In addition to all of that, Dr. Perrin is a wonderful encourager and inspirer of educators. Every time Dr. Perrin speaks, the audience leaves inspired to learn more and continue the conversation. We hope you will join us on April 7, to hear Dr. Perrin’s talk, “Beyond the Common Core”. This event is sponsored by Covenant Christian Academy and will be hosted at West Shore Evangelical Free Church.

Please contact Covenant’s Admissions Coordinator, Ann Rasmus, with any questions at or (717)540-9885.

Award winning author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, visits Covenant

Covenant is excited to welcome award winning author and illustrator, Jonathan Bean, on March 10th.  Jonathan will be taking part in the upper school Career Day as a contributor to a panel discussion.  Then he will provide two grammar school workshops on bookmaking (9:45am for K-3rd grade and 10:45am for 4th-6th grades).

Jonathan Bean is currently an artist-in-residence in Harrisburg. He will visit with the grammar school and teach our children about the art of story telling, illustrating and book making using hands-on demonstrations and student involvement. Jonathan is a graduate of Messiah College and attended graduate school at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He got his first job illustrating for children when hired by Cricket in 2004. His first two authored books won the prestigious Boston Globe-Horn Book Award and his illustrations for Lauren Thompson’s The Apple Pie that Papa Baked received the Ezra Jack Keats Award. Real Cowboys, written by Kate Hoelfer, is his next book and appears in Fall 2016.

Kindly RSVP to Ann Rasmus at for this free event.

Under the Great Dome

The Covenant Orchestra and 6th graders will perform in the East Wing Rotunda of the Capitol on March 7th at noon.   Our Covenant Orchestra is celebrating Music in Our Schools’ Month celebration sponsored by Pennsylvania Music Educator’s Association and National Association for Music Education.

To Discover more about Covenant’s music program or to visit our campus, contact Ann Rasmus, Admissions Coordinator.  She can be reached at (717)540-9885 ext. 232 or