Located in the heart of Lynchburg, New Covenant Schools occupies a 50 acre campus in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Just ten miles from Poplar Forest, the summer retreat of Thomas Jefferson, his influence is still felt here; our library reflects his architecture at the University of Virginia.
A K4-12 program, New Covenant educates in the classical, Christian tradition. Its curriculum is informed by the ancient modes of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric, rooted in the liberal arts.
Small classes ensure personal instruction, with an early emphasis on language and math skills.
Students begin music instruction in kindergarten; all students move to band, orchestra or chorus beginning in grade four. Instruction in music is required through the sophomore year.
Founded in the Anglican tradition, New Covenant students participate in chapel services once each week. Our families represent more than eighty churches.
New Covenant offers mathematics through the calculus and every student completes three lab sciences for graduation.
Middle school students begin direct instruction in computers technology, learning to type, create and manage documents in MSWord and other programs. Graphic Design is taught in the upper school and in the production of our yearbook.
When the weather is fair you can find students studying in the courtyard, often with the entire class. There is no more comfortable place on campus than this area, enclosed in the center of the campus.
From cupcake parties to poetry recitals, chances are the gathering will take place here, in the Commons. With lots of natural light, it offers a warm place to meet with parents and friends.
Learning is never more fun than dressing up for the annual Medieval Feast, Egypt Day, or the Living Museum.
With thousands of books in its collection and on-line, students are well-served by the library.
Direct instruction and delight-directed reading is offered through grammar school.
More than 70% of the student body participates in intramural and intermural sports. The Gryphons compete in soccer, volleyball, lacrosse and basketball, and hold three Division III National Titles in soccer and volleyball.
Programs at New Covenant serve young men and young women, and we do not recruit foreign athletes.
The lady Gryphons Varsity Volleyball won a National Title in Division III sports in the 09-10 season.
The Moomaw Gymnasium is home to Gryphon volleyball and basketball at the middle school level.
The Workman Field House, completed in 2014, is the sports center for all JV and Varsity athletics including basketball, volleyball, and indoor soccer.
At least twice each year, Panache Productions stages a middle school and high school production.
Classical, Christian education cultivates appreciation for the good, the true, and the beautiful.
Come and see for yourself. Take the live tour and discover the transformative quality of a classical, Christian education.