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Student Life at Covenant

Cultivating Leaders and Nurturing Character

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Overview of Student Life

At Covenant, we believe that cultivating leaders involves developing one’s character over time. As students progress through their academic journey, we offer them more and more opportunities to grow their leadership skills. We partner with parents to help students discover and nurture their unique gifts and identities. As image-bearers, each student has immeasurable value and potential, which we strive to unlock through various opportunities at school, such as the House System, weekly chapel, clubs, honor societies, and more. True Godly character is a response to God’s love for us.

We hope and pray that each of our students will have a relationship with God that leads to increasing godly character in their own lives.

Training Students to Lead the Way

| From Grammar School to Upper School

Grammar School

Students are assigned simple classroom tasks such as holding the door, changing the calendar, and carrying water bottles to recess.

5th & 6th Grade

Students are given the option to dress out for P.E.

6th Grade

The 6th graders have additional classroom responsibilities to prepare them for upper school.

Upper School

At the end of their lunch period, students are assigned service duties around the campus. These duties include emptying trash cans and recycling bins, sweeping Patriot Hall and classrooms, making copies for teachers, and picking up around the courtyard and pavilion.

Hot Lunch Program by Road Runner Foods

| Offering Fresh, Organic Choices

Based locally in Sugar Land, Road Runner Foods is a family-owned food service business with over 30 years of experience. For more than a decade, they have been providing school lunches that are fresh, tasty, and prepared with care.

At Road Runner Foods, canned or fried food is never on the menu. Instead, they focus on delivering meals made with only the freshest ingredients. We’re excited to let you know that Covenant Academy’s Lunch Menu features 100% certified organic fruits & vegetables.

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Contact & Inquiries

If you need any help with Lunch Direct ordering or have questions about the cancellation policy, please visit the “Contacts” tab on their website.

For any other inquiries regarding food service or the allergen policy, please contact Road Runner Foods at 281-565-7902 or

Before/After Care

| Engaging and Flexible Care Options

We provide Before and After School Care (BASC) services for students in PK-6 grade. Our program offers a variety of activities, playtime, and homework assistance that align with our school’s philosophy. We have multiple plans available to accommodate the various needs of families. For more information on the program and its associated costs, please visit our Childcare Services Page.

Club & Honors Societies

Fostering Excellence and Leadership

Honor Societies

The National Honor Society (NHS)

The National Honor Society (NHS) is the most prestigious organization in the country that aims to recognize exceptional high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12. NHS goes beyond just recognizing academic achievement; it also acknowledges students who have demonstrated excellence in areas such as service, leadership, and character. These qualities have been associated with NHS membership since its establishment in 1921.

The Covenant Academy Chapter was formed in the spring of 2017 with the aim of complementing the school’s mission. The chapter’s primary purpose is to foster enthusiasm for learning, encourage community service, promote leadership skills, and help students develop character.

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS)

The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) is a highly respected organization that recognizes exceptional middle school students in grades 7, 8, and 9. NJHS goes beyond just recognizing academic achievements and instead focuses on honoring students who have displayed outstanding qualities in scholarship, service, leadership, character, and citizenship. These core values have been associated with NJHS since 1929.

In 2017, the Covenant Academy chapter of NJHS was established with the goal of complementing the school’s mission and fostering a passion for scholarship, inspiring a desire to serve others, promoting strong leadership skills, and encouraging the development of character and good citizenship among Covenant Academy students.


Student Council (High School)

The Student Council is a student-led committee that serves Covenant Academy by partnering with the school in the planning and execution of events, projects, and improvements to Covenant Academy.

The Student Council’s duties are to:

  • Make suggestions for school events, improvements, and/or policies to the school administration through Student Council meetings.
  • Serve as leaders and role models in the school at all times.
  • Represent, support, and provide insight into improving Covenant policies, culture and activities.
  • Serve on committees and complete tasks and projects as necessary with fellow Student Council members.

Officers are appointed by Covenant Staff and include the roles of President, Vice President/Treasurer, and Secretary.

Member Dress Code: All members of the Student Council are required to wear Chapel Uniform to school on days that the Student Council meets (currently on Wednesdays during lunch).

Student Council Guiding Principles

Student Council Charter


The Chess Club is a weekly program that offers students in 3rd grade and higher a chance to learn and compete in chess with expert guidance. Dave Muller keeps Covenant students informed and connected to participate in statewide chess competitions held throughout the year. The Covenant Chess Team has earned multiple accolades over the years.

Instructor: Dave Muller

Schedule: Weekly meetings after school; occasional participation in state-wide competitions.

Meeting Day/Time: Tuesdays, 3:45-4:45 p.m

Junior Choir

Nurturing young voices and laying lifelong musical foundations, Junior Choir is open to all interested students in grades 1-4.

Instructor: Mr. Even

Schedule: Every Monday after school.

Meeting Day/Time: Mondays, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Location: TBA

Cost: $110 per trimester or $330 for the year.

Honor Choir (Grades 5-8)

Cultivating musical talents and performance skills, the Honor Choir is open to students interested in singing in grades 5-8.

Instructor: Mr. Even.

Schedule: Weekly rehearsals before school.

Meeting Day/Time: Wednesdays, 7:30-8:10 a.m.

Cost: $110 per trimester or $330 for the year.

House System

A Community of Learning and Growth

At Covenant School, our unique house system forms the cornerstone of our school community, reflecting our dedication to wisdom, virtue, and a nurturing environment. Our system, inspired by traditional British boarding schools, is adapted to honor American founding fathers, with each house symbolizing values and ideals we hold dear.

In keeping with the customs of classical education and with the purpose of maintaining a rich culture of community, all students and faculty are placed into one of four houses: Washington, Madison, Hamilton, and Henry. These houses (or teams) provide students with abundant leadership options and encourage excellence through friendly competition. Each of our houses has chosen a virtue and a motto that they will actively seek to define them. These virtues, wisdom, courage, perseverance, and love are worthy pursuits for all as we seek to be lifelong learners in community with one another.

Our houses also provide mentorship opportunities and infrastructure across grade levels. Students actively work


Motto | Perstate in Veritate" (We stand in truth)

Color | Maroon

Animal | Owl

Virtue | Wisdom


Motto | "Nihil sine Deo" (Nothing without God)

Color | Teal

Animal | Bear

Virtue | Perseverance


Motto | "Ubi amor, Deus ibi est" (Where there is love, there is God)

Color | Royal Purple

Animal | Stag

Virtue | Love


Motto | "Dominus nostra fortitudo est" (The Lord is our strength)
Color | Gold

Animal | Lion

Virtue | Courage

The Houses & Our School Culture

House Inductions

During the first week of school, a committee selects and assigns new families to their respective houses in an anonymous manner. School-wide events offer a welcoming environment for parents and siblings to mingle with individuals outside their grade level, fostering solid relationships over time. As families remain in the same house throughout their tenure at Covenant, they can build lasting connections.

Year-Round House Contests

Students take part in various healthy competitions like athletics, fundraising, community service, and games. Our school celebrates Patriot Day every year with a school-wide event that promotes House Spirit and allows students of all grades to come together and build strong relationships. In May, we celebrate our house achievements with a House Spirit Day, during which the House Cup is awarded to the house with the most points for the school year.

Weekly House Huddles

Student leadership is developed through daily acts of service and mentoring, but it is most prominently displayed in our school-wide chapel that takes place every week. During House Huddles, older students have an opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge with younger students, which fosters an expectation that they will serve as role models. This approach helps younger students apply what they are learning in their everyday lives. House Huddles also provide a new relational dimension in the student-teacher relationship, as adults guide from behind and encourage older students to take on more and more responsibility. Announcements, awards, and discussions are held during these sessions to keep students informed and encourage them to learn from each other.

Our House Song

(to the tune of Let All Things Now Living)

May we grow to love You with all of our being,
With each breath we draw our praises we bring.
May we grow to love one another completely.
May we love as You love, Oh Lord fearlessly.

To love what You love, Lord,
Hold every thought captive,
Our lives the reflection of Your Holy Word.

Four houses united to learn, love and serve Him.
One school following after our Master and King.

“As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Joshua 14:15

BiAnnual Grand Tour

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” – Augustine

Inspired by Augustine of Hippo’s profound understanding of the transformative power of experiences, Covenant Academy proudly offers the Grand Tour class. This unique program allows students to immerse themselves in global cultures and history, extending learning beyond the classroom into the broader world.

Our Grand Tour itinerary takes students on a journey through the Western heritage, and the experience is truly life-changing! During the tour, students will visit Mars Hill, where the Apostle Paul delivered his most significant sermon, Florence, where the Renaissance flourished, and Rome, where Paul and Peter were eventually martyred for their faith. And these are just a few of the places that they will get to explore.

EF Educational Tours partners with us to create a customized and private tour for students, parents, and friends of Covenant Academy. The price is very affordable and includes tour guides, transportation, hotels, breakfast, and dinner each day. The larger our group, the lower the cost for everyone; if you’ve always wanted to travel but have been waiting for the right opportunity… join us on our adventure!

Grand Tour FAQs

Who may attend?

Juniors and seniors enrolled at Covenant may attend, as well as parents, teachers, and Covenant friends. If you want to join the tour, please email Leslie Collins, our Head of School.

Do all classes follow the same itinerary?

The itinerary can be customized to accommodate the unique preferences of each group as long as it doesn’t exceed the recommended maximum cost set by our school policy.

How long is the trip?

The 2018 trip itinerary was for nine days. Each group has the option to add more days if it fits within their budget.

Are there fundraising opportunities?

Students have raised money for their trip through various activities, such as camps, movie nights, shirt sales, Grand Coffee, and selling free dress tickets. While fundraising isn’t mandatory, it’s a great way to prepare for their upcoming adventure!

Are students required to enroll?

The Grand Tour is an optional class for those who are interested.

Biannual Grand Tour Photo Gallery

Starting in 2015 juniors and seniors have traveled to Greece and Rome to see the places where Western Culture was born. These student photos provide a glimpse of the wonder and joy they experienced together.

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