A Community of Faith
New Covenant Schools was founded as a traditional Episcopal school, and is affiliated with the Reformed Episcopal Church. While we serve students from more than 60 churches and denominations, our purpose is to nurture our students to be followers of Jesus Christ.
The Scriptures are the Word of God and Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world. These are things our students hear repeatedly. We actively teach the Scriptures, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer. We read the Bible together. In addition to the formal study of the Scriptures in classes, every student attends chapel once each week. Due to our chapel’s small size, about seventy seats, students attend by grade levels: kindergarten, grades 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, and so on. Beginning in middle school children use the Book of Common Prayer as the basis of worship together. We are emphatically Christian, evangelical, and we hold to the ancient creeds of the church such as the Apostles & Nicene Creeds, as well as the Thirty Nine Articles of Religion, which is the foundation of the English Church.
All of our faculty members are faithful Christians, active in their own churches, and, with our Chaplain, they set the tone of the campus. Walk around our hallways and you will soon perceive an authentic faith that is neither compartmentalized in religion class, nor contrived as something added on.
Our faith drives all that we do. Our faith spurs intellectual curiosity, the quest for knowledge, and the love of truth, goodness, and beauty. It is our desire to know and glorify our Creator. We believe that God created the world and that his world is full of gifts that should be received with thanksgiving. Our chapel services provide the context in which we worship and offer thanks for the gifts he has given us.
Parents can participate in the spiritual life of the school as well. Each week our Moms-in-Touch group meets to pray for the school, its faculty, students and families in a vital and spirit-filled effort to support our school. If your student comes to New Covenant as a Baptist, a Presbyterian, a Methodist, a Roman Catholic, or something else, it is our prayer that he or she will leave a better Christian.
The Marie Macdonald Chapel is used daily for faculty matins and for Morning Prayer for students across the grades. A powerful force in education from its earliest centuries, the Church built on the legacy of the classical world, providing the framework in which the liberal arts coalesced into the university system.