Headmaster's Blog

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The Rev’d John Heaton is New Covenant’s second headmaster, following the founder of the school, Dr. Robert Littlejohn.  He has served since 1998 – more than 20 years – and established the school on its permanent campus at Fleetwood Drive in Lynchburg, VA.  He led the development of the school through four successful capital campaigns, providing the facilities which now serve more than 420 students through grade 12.  Fr. John is an ordained minister in the Reformed Episcopal Church and has served a parish in his home state of Florida.  He serves as the Associate Priest at All Saints Church which meets in the Marie Macdonald Chapel on the campus of New Covenant. Fr. John holds the BA and MA in theology, and the MA in liberal studies.   He teaches intermediate Greek in the School of Rhetoric, and he writes routinely for this blog below.

Blog

Where do the Grads Go?

Current and prospective parents often ask what our students do after graduation from the School of Rhetoric. They’re really asking a couple of questions, “Where

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Looking Forward to Easter

My students in middle school chapel all agree with me that they look forward to Christmas. Along about  Halloween the stores are displaying their obnoxious Christmas sale

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Character Matters Now

Wow!   The last several weeks have driven home to me a singular truth.  Character matters.  And what is character?  Someone quipped, “Character is who you

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A Coherent Curriculum

One of the most important questions we could ask of any curriculum is this: “Does the curriculum cohere?” To put it a different way, we’re

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Prayer and Noise

Americans are noisy people. At least the rest of the world thinks we are.  There is some research to support this, suggesting that Americans are

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Predictability And Support

At the annual faculty in-service at the beginning of the 2017 term, Headmaster Heaton addressed the faculty identifying several themes important to the long-term flourishing

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