What makes CDS unique?
Thank you for your interest in Covenant Day School. Our mission is simple; we are here to serve the Christian family by providing a Christian education marked by three distinctives:
Simply put, this means that our teachers train students to integrate or connect their Christian faith with their learning. They are taught to understand, analyze, and interpret every subject from a biblical perspective. The psalmist declares:
The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. (Ps. 19:1-2)In other words, all of creation is like a grand textbook revealing to us the glory of its creator. Accordingly, our students are taught specifically how to understand science, math, history, etc., from a biblical perspective so that they come to see the glory of God in all that they study. For example, in math students are taught that the infinity of numbers "declares or gives evidence of" the infinitude of God. Likewise, students are taught that God is sovereign and that human history with all of its secondary political and economic causes is ultimately the outworking of God’s plan in human history.
Academic excellence. We are passionately committed to the pursuit of excellence throughout the educational program. In a world dominated by mediocrity, CDS strives to help each student realize his or her God-given potential. This goal is best achieved by maintaining high academic standards that encourage each student to do his or her best. It also means that teachers work with each student to acquire a mastery of basic skills and curriculum content and to develop and apply critical thinking skills to various subjects and contexts. We are pleased to be accredited by both SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) and CSI (Christian Schools International).
Affordability. Covenant Day School is neither the most nor least expensive private or Christian school in the area. We do, however, strive to provide the best overall value in excellent Christian education. We are able to provide such value due to three factors: Christ Covenant Church provides free use of many facilities, we exercise wise stewardship of our resources, and we provide generous financial aid. Our goal is to make quality Christian education accessible to as many Christian families as possible.
Foundational principles. In addition to our mission, we are guided by some basic principles that we believe are essential to the provision of excellence in Christian education. Some of these principles are as follows:
- Maintaining an equal and sustained emphasis on the academic and spiritual development of our students (we will not ignore one at the expense of the other),
- The development of a standards based curriculum, and
- The conviction that a school is only as good as its teachers. Accordingly, we go to extraordinary lengths to hire and retain some of the finest Christian faculty in the country.
Commitment to these basic principles helps to ensure that we provide our students with a Christian education of distinction within a challenging and nurturing environment.
We would be delighted to meet with you to discuss how we can serve your family. If you would like to arrange a private tour to discuss the school’s philosophy and educational program in more detail, please call the admissions office at 704-847-2385. We look forward to hearing from you.
Again, thank you for your interest in Covenant Day School. May God bless you and your family.