Covenant Christian Academy (Covenant) is a PreK–12 classical and Christian school founded in 1997 by parents interested in giving their children a challenging Christian education based on the medieval model of the trivium.*
We typically have about 225 students enrolled at Covenant, including approximately 12 international students. Our students come from all areas of Harrisburg and its surrounding suburban and rural areas.
Board governed, administratively operated, parent supported.
Upper school students take two courses in Logic, which is then integrated into their study of all subjects. They also complete three courses in Rhetoric, applying their study of eloquent speech and writing to assignments in other courses and to the presentation and defense of their senior theses. Integration between subjects is emphasized, as well as the application of a biblical worldview to all areas of study. Students are taught Latin and Spanish.
Orderly, peaceful, enthusiastic, warm.
Average Class Size
- Kindergarten: 14–18
- Grades 1–6: 18–24
- Grades 7–12: 16–24
Headmaster, Upper School Dean, Grammar School Dean.
School Membership and Accreditation
Covenant is accredited by Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges and also retains membership in The Association of Classical Christian Schools.
Number of Churches Represented
- Cross-Country, boys and girls (grades 7–12)
- Boys Soccer (grades 7–12)
- Boys Basketball (grades 6–12)
- Girls Basketball (grades 6–12)
- Girls Volleyball (grades 6–12)
- Girls Soccer (6–12)
- Intramural Sports Program (K–12)
Covenant offers a variety of electives for our students. Electives have included Hiking, Greek, Debate, Military History, School Newspaper, Choir, Chorus, Guitar, Painting, Drawing, Drama, Culinary Arts, Poetry, Tolkien Studies, Self-Defense, Conversational Chinese, Jazz Guitar, Computer Programming, Electronics, Economics.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Tuition rates for next year are available. Scholarships are available and are awarded annually. More information is available on the financial aid page.
Covenant moved to its current campus in September 2009 on 24 acres of hilltop land. Our new building offers spacious classrooms, cafeteria, music room, art room, science lab, an elevator, and more.
Most public school districts will transport students to Covenant so long as the edge of the bussing district is within ten miles from campus (by publicly maintained roadways). Districts currently busing students to Covenant include Central Dauphin, Lower Dauphin, Susquehanna, Derry Township, Steelton-Highspire, Middletown, Harrisburg, East Pennsboro, Susquenita, West Shore, Mechanicsburg, Lebanon, and Cumberland Valley.