Covenant Christian Academy (Covenant) is a Pre-K – 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 5 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 maintains membership in the Association of Classical and Christian Schools and is fully accredited through Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
Number of Churches Represented
- Boys Cross-Country (grades 7–12)
- Boys Soccer (grades 5–12)
- Boys Basketball (grades 5–12)
- Girls Cross-Country (grades 7–12)
- Girls Basketball (grades 5–12)
- Girls Volleyball (grades 5–12)
- Girls Soccer (grades 5–8)
- Girls Soccer co-op with Harrisburg Academy (9–12)
- Intramural Sports Programs: i.e. IM Volleyball (grades 1–12), Basketball (grades 1–8), and Grammar School Running Club (grades 1–6)
Covenant offers a variety of electives for our students. Academic electives have included choir, orchestra, guitar, song-writing, ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, and Microsoft Excel. Leisure electives have included set building and design (in preparation for our theatre performances), weight lifting, cooking, cross-stitch, and Kung Fu.
Tuition and Financial Aid
Click here to view our tuition rates. 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 40 acres of hilltop land. Our building offers spacious classrooms, cafeteria, gym, music room, art rooms, science lab, an elevator, and more.
Most public school districts will transport students to Covenant so long as the edge of the busing 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, and Cumberland Valley.