Headmaster's Blog


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.


Education and Technology

In the fall, 2015, I submitted a master’s thesis to Hollins University entitled Education in Context of Student-Accessed, Digital and Applied Technology.  I have since created

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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

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A Sample Phone Contract

Do you need more control with your child when it comes to phones?  Consider using a “Phone Contract” with your student.  Here is an example

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Taking the Next Step

It’s the time of year in which our seniors are applying to colleges. At New Covenant we’ve always taken the approach that a college is

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