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  • 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...

  • Paying it Forward

    “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves…” Philippians 2:3In my 25 years of teaching I’ve attended my fair share of school dances. I remember my first experience vividly. It was painful to watch.   Read More...

  • Body and Soul

    "We become just by the practice of just actions, self-controlled by exercising self-control, and courageous by performing acts of courage." - AristotleOver the summer I watched some of our students run laps, lift weights and do push-ups and thought the same thing that I’ve thought a thousand times, “I wish I had this kind of education when I was a kid.” Coach Garza was gracious enough to invite me to join their workout, so a few weeks ago I donned a PE shirt and shorts and joined the upper schoo...  Read More...

  • Forty-five Minutes

    Forty-five minutes. That is the amount of time our grammar school students for recess each school day. Forty-five minutes of unscheduled recreation.   Read More...

  • He Prepares a Table

    One of my favorite first day of school traditions at Covenant is our Kindergarten Tea. Just after they have said good-bye to their little ones, Covenant parents of older students host a tea, inviting them to a new school year and a new community. It’s an emotional time and it’s a privilege to share that moment together.   Read More...

  • 10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed at Covenant Academy

    "So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 (NIV)1. See yourself as their first teacher.We are commanded to train our children to think with a Christian worldview all day long (Deut. 6:4-5).   Read More...

  • Our First Graduation

     Last Saturday, May 21, 2016 was a historic day for Covenant Academy. It was the day we graduated our first class of seniors, our “sensational six.”Many people came up to me after the ceremony to say how lovely the ceremony was. Most said that they weren’t sure what to expect (being our first graduation and a small class compared to other schools) but what they experienced was beautiful, intimate and deeply moving.   Read More...

  • Hot Topic: Dear Elders, I'm sorry.

    Have you seen the latest Alexis Bloomer's "Dear Elders, I'm sorry." video? I recently asked our students to describe their generation to me. They had a lot to say about their generation: prideful, greedy, materialistic, disrespectful, self-centered, entitled, irresponsible, over-indulgent, lazy...   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...

  • Esprit de Corps

    es·prit de corps  eˌsprē də ˈkôr/ noun'esprit de corps is  a feeling of pride, fellowship, and common loyalty shared by the members of a particular group.  Late 18th century: French, literally ‘spirit of the body.' Introducing a house competition that will last until the end of the year and require nothing out of the ordinary from our students… The “Esprit de Corps” House Competition will award 100 points on the last day of school...  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...

  • 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...

  • Inciting a Rebellion

    I had one goal for our upper school retreat: incite a rebellion. Not a rebellion against authority or government or religion; a rebellion against low expectations. With the Scriptures at the center, we evaluated what the world says about teenagers, what the Bible says about teenagers, and what they want to say about teenagers.   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...

  • On Becoming WORDly

    A trip to the local mall will give a quick sense of the pattern of this world. What is important? What is valued?   Read More...

  • Identity Theft

    Norman Rockwell’s painting “Girl at the Mirror” serves as a reminder for each of us. As image bearers we will always seek to look the part of our identity. The girl at the mirror looks longingly at a glamorous model and finds herself not measuring up.   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...

  • Disconnected Children

    “Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys” was written to warn mothers of the lonely life of cowboys. As sung by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, the warning cry is clear: this is a sad and hard life and mothers would want to prevent this loss of connection with other people if they only knew. “If they only knew,” I often think to myself when I see young children using smart technology in restaurants or doctor’s offices.  Read More...