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Personal Responsibility

This sign is pretty funny. It made the rounds on Facebook, and while I probably wouldn’t post it at New Covenant, I sympathize with its message. First, let’s admit it: kids forget stuff. In Grammar School parents pack their children’s backpacks and lunche ...

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Time To Say Goodbye

Almost every morning I speak to little Kathleen. She is not in school yet, but she rides along most mornings with her older brother who is in kindergarten. Buckled securely in her car seat, she is barely able to peer around all the protection, the most ad ...

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Senior Thesis: The Capstone Project

New Covenant is well-known for its emphasis upon reading and writing. From preschool through the earliest years, our students are given a strong foundation in language skills, not only in English, but in Latin as well. One of our highest goals is to help ...

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November is for Readers

There’s been a quiet little revolution going on over in first grade. Students there are learning to read! That’s right. November is the month that written language comes together for our young scholars. New Covenant teaches students to read through a p ...

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The History Timeline

It’s endearing and amazing to see five-year olds reciting the Timeline, but the magic of this learning tool doesn’t fully reveal itself until our students become our graduates. If you’re new to New Covenant, you might not know about this piece of our curr ...

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Turning 30: Four Keys to a Superior Education

Exactly 30 years ago this month, 16 students had enrolled in the newest school in Central Virginia. It was called New Covenant, and for that first month the children were busy with lots of field trips because the curriculum that had been ordered late in t ...