a culture of acceptance

NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY: Covenant Life School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. We count it our privilege to serve students from all racial and ethnic backgrounds who otherwise qualify for admission as stated in our Admissions Standards

"The culture at Covenant Life School is a culture of acceptance." CLS Parent.

Admissions standards

Enrollment is open to Christian families who share the values and biblical priorities of our school community.  Because of the school's emphasis on character training and spiritual formation, enrollment in grades K-12 is reserved for those students who desire to grow in Christ.  Knowing that the quality and effectiveness of a school's ministry is directly affected by the character and commitment of its parents and student body, we have identified specific criteria to guide our student admission decisions.  

  1. Local church membership.  Parents must be members in good standing of a local Evangelical Christian church. For our Catholic friends, please read this statement.
  2. Consistent values.  Parents and students must be committed to abiding by and demonstrating values that are consistent with those of Covenant Life School. Click here to read about our Core Values and Statement of Faith.
  3. Parents effectively serving in their God-given role as parents.  Because God has given parents, not teachers, primary responsibility for training their children, the parents commitment and ability to function properly in their roles is a factor in admission decisions.
  4. An evident desire to know and follow Christ.  We are overjoyed when a student responds to the gospel, and we look for growing evidence of faithful obedience to God and his ways.
  5. A willingness to receive instruction.  We look for students to respect authority and to receive correction humbly from peers and adults, as the discipline of the Lord.
  6. A positive influence on others.  The student's potential impact on his/her classmates will be a very significant factor.  Our desire to serve each family must be balanced by a passion to preserve the spiritual integrity of each classroom.
  7. The composition of the student's class.  Admissions decisions will be made with the strengths and weaknesses of the entire class in mind.
  8. Participation in Youth Ministry.  Different churches structure the ministry to youth in a variety of ways.  Students of Covenant Life School are expected to willingly embrace and participate in all means of spiritual growth provided by their local church.
  9. A realistic expectation of academic success.  The student's academic history must show a willingness to work at all classroom assignments, and student performance on entrance exams must demonstrate the basic skills necessary to succeed in the school's academic program.

The above standards are stated as principles which will be applied with discretion based on the student's age.  We expect students to demonstrate increasing maturity and faithfulness to these standards as they grow older.

what parents say about the christian environment

"The integrated focus on biblical worldview as central to spiritual formation is part of what makes Covenant Life School so special and unique." CLS Parent

"We have three children at Covenant Life School. We so appreciate the teacher's investing in our children, with smaller classrooms and really getting to know our children. The academics are strong, the spiritual formation is built into the every day in the classroom. The children are comfortable talking about God, and other spiritual aspects of life. So grateful that my children have the freedom to learn about, and worship God in the classroom." Grateful Parent

"Our children thrive in the environment you have established. Their growth spiritually has been most profound in their ability to address others with grace (because that has been modeled) and to seek repentance when they fall short (since it is a safe place to do so)." CLS Parent

    admissions process

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