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  • Rhetoric Reflection: Selflessness

    “Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”Philippians 2:4 (ESV)Something happened to me recently that really touched me, and I thought I would just share it with you. My dad loves road trips and camping; almost every night he will come home and research where to go and what to see. So, two weeks before school started, my family and I were planned to go on a road trip.   Read More...

  • Rainbows

    After the flood in Genesis 8, God sent a rainbow to remind Noah and his family of His love. He would bring beauty from the destruction of the flood. After being flooded by Hurricane Harvey, God has sent Covenant Academy many rainbows as well.   Read More...

  • Reconstruction Begins!

    I'm happy to say that reconstruction will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 7! The construction crew will hang sheet rock in the most critical classrooms first so that we can get back to our campus as soon as possible.   Read More...

  • Parent Testimony: The Way God Created Us to Learn

    As our thirst for knowledge and our capacity to learn increases as we develop, so does our curriculum and the richness and complexity of information that we can process and retain.As an infant/young child, our brains are able to process simple information, such as square, circle, red, blue. As we grow, fine motor skills come in and we learn to hold a pencil and write and jump. Then we can begin to memorize huge chunks of information and easily recite it at will.   Read More...

  • Why This Student's Siblings Wish They Graduated from Covenant

    "I have four siblings...one graduated from Covenant. The three that did not...have all said that they envied the education that my brother, Daniel, and I have received." My name is Chessa and I am a junior who has attended Covenant Academy since Kindergarten. It truly has taken a major role in shaping my life and who I am today.   Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: You Will Fall in Love

    I almost guarantee that if you tour the school you will fall in love, just like I did.Several years ago my two children started at Covenant Academy and have been thriving ever since. I am so grateful God guided me toward this school. If you are looking for a classical Christian K-12 school, this very well could be the right one for you.   Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: Searching for a Kindergarten program

    "After seven school tours, we walked into Covenant, saw the beautiful courtyard and surroundings, loving atmosphere and learned more about classical Christian education."As our son approached his kindergarten year, we began to research schools looking for a God centered, stimulating education. We had an amazing experience at a Christian preschool and wanted to help our child stay interested in learning about the Lord. As new believers who had only recently gone from lukewarm ...  Read More...

  • Friendship

    "My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." John 15: 12-13 (NIV)One day while I was sitting in history class, Mr. Ryan walked up to the whiteboard and said “Alright gang, today we are going to do something a little different rather than just talking about the Roman Empire.   Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: What is Moses doing on the historical banner?

    Most of my life I have viewed private school as a hoity-toity asylum for snobbish children. Until a few years ago I never thought I’d find reason to subject my child to such a pretentious institution.  To keep this under 500 words, our experience at public school was disappointing (that’s not just being brief, but also very kind).   Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: We weren't in the market for private schools.

    When we found Covenant we weren’t in the market for private schools. We had toured a few schools over the past year, but we were not convinced that the education offered by any of the schools that we visited was worth extra investment. The public elementary school in our neighborhood had pretty good ratings after all, and the other schools we visited didn’t seem to offer much more than slightly better academics with the addition of a religious education component.Because Christ is th...  Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: Chapel

    "The chapel service is a place where I see God's grace everywhere I look! I love the learning and building I hear in the questions and the answers by grade level. I haven't ever stayed to eavesdrop on the "house huddles" before.   Read More...

  • Choose the Best Candidate

    The presidential race isn’t the only important decision in which parents have a vote. Most children spend more waking hours in the school parents choose than any other location besides their home. Children spend on average up to seven hours in a school day, 35 hours a week and over 1,000 hours per school year.   Read More...

  • Testimony Tuesday: I am only a Grandma...

    For our family, our initial concern was that we find a Christian based school so that our values would be instilled each day as she embarked on her coming years of education.  We needed to be sure the Bible was an intricate part of her daily routine, and continue to be, throughout her life.We had her enrolled, initially, in a different school, believing that all Christian schools were alike. We were wrong.   Read More...

  • Seeking to Love and Honor God

    “Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:9, NASB)As many of you know, our Annual Upper School Retreat is a time where we are able to bond and have lots of fun as an upper school with activities, such as zip lining, climbing the rock wall and even canoeing! However, we also take a break from all the fun and have the time to listen to some of our teachers and Mrs. Collins talk to us about Scripture.   Read More...

  • Parent Testimony: 3 Components of Student Leadership Development

    When we moved to the Houston area several years ago, our highest priority was finding the right school for our family. Academic excellence is certainly important to us, but we know there is more to education than the proverbial “Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic.” Our desire was to find a school that would encourage leadership and growth both in and outside of the classroom. I am happy to say we made the right choice in Covenant Academy.   Read More...

  • Parent Testimony: Community

    One of the reasons we chose Covenant Academy was the small community. We wanted our daughter to attend a small school with a small teacher to student ratio because we knew she would flourish in this kind of environment.Our daughter started out by going to Camp Covenant the summer before she began Kindergarten. It was there that she met her Kindergarten teacher and other staff and students that made her feel loved and accepted. She was able to experience the culture of the school before...  Read More...

  • Love One Another

    Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us. 1 John 4:11-12 (NASB)Last week’s flash flood reminded us that while things can be swept away in a moment’s notice, relationships are strengthened by trials.   Read More...

  • THIS is Covenant

    “Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 (NASB) Just the other day, at the Walk-a-thon, I saw a few sixth graders with Kindergartners on their backs lau...  Read More...

  • Walk-a-thon

    “…and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:24-25 (NASB)Imagine, for a moment, being the only person alive; nobody else anywhere, just you. How many of you think you would like that? It might sound great for a brief, prideful, moment: no one telling you what you can and can’t do, havi...  Read More...

  • Attitude of Gratitude

    “…give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NIV)Finish this sentence: We should have an attitude of… Gratitude! Mrs. Collins says this to us at school, but do you understand the importance of this and how you can apply it in your life?   Read More...

  • 4 Qualities of a Thriving Biblical Community

    "We ought always to thank God for you, brothers and sisters, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing." 2 Thessalonians 1:3 (NIV)After our commitment to defending truth, goodness, and beauty, one of the best qualities our school has is community. Acts 2:42 tells us of the community of the early church, “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread ...  Read More...

  • How to Choose a School

    There are three C’s that define every school. Curriculum is taught, culture and community are caught.  If you are searching for a school be sure to ask about these three C’s.  Curriculum is the course that is set for each class, for the year, and for the future.  Read More...

  • We Are Not Silent

    “Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples. For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised” Psalm 96:2-4What kinds of verbs do you see here?   Read More...

  • Farm to Table: Cultivating Minds through Classical Education

    “The concept of man as a gardener is highly suggestive: A gardener does not destroy nature, nor leave it as it is. He cultivates and develops it, enhancing its beauty, usefulness, and fruitfulness. So God expects His servants to bring all creation under His lordship.   Read More...

  • All Lives Matter

    Houston has been mourning the tragic execution of Deputy Darren Goforth. We mourn because Darren Goforth was a faithful father and husband. We mourn for his family’s tragic loss.   Read More...

  • Covenant in Living Magazine

    Excerpt from the January 2015 Living Magazine, Cy-Fair Edition: It seems every year a new approach to educating our children is unleashed. Not only is it nearly impossible to keep up with the acronyms, these fads tend to hinder parental participation in the learning process. Often newer isn't better, especially when it comes to education.   Read More...

  • Feasting on Thankfulness

    "Day by day continuing with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house,  they were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart…"  Acts 2:46 (NASB) The King of King invites us to sit at His table and feast. He dines with us, talks with us, fellowships with us. His table is not stiff or stuffy but warm and inviting.   Read More...

  • Better Together

    By: Leslie Collins, Head of School [Adapted from remarks made at the First Chapel Service 2014]   I love to see the children beaming in their new uniforms holding those sweet little first day signs for the photos. I love the way the upper school students take pride in organizing their lockers. I love to see the teachers begin to build relationships with a whole new group of students.  Read More...