Covenant Christian Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 83 Pine St, Peabody, MA 01960
County: Essex
Phone Number: 978-535-7100
Fax Number: 978-535-7123

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Additional Information

President: Andrea Bergstrom
School Type: Private, Christian, Classical
Founded: 1991
Ages/Grades: 3 - 18 / Pre-K - Gr. 12
School Setting:

Covenant Christian Academy, established in 1991, is located in West Peabody, Massachusetts. Conveniently located in a quiet suburban setting near the intersection of Route 1, Interstate 95 and Route 128, Covenant serves over 375 students from over 45 communities in Eastern Massachusetts, and on Boston’s North Shore. CCA families come from a variety of socio-economic, ethnic and professional backgrounds. Our student body has an ethnic diversity percentage of 39%.

School Size: 385
Classroom Size: 12
Student/Teacher Ratio: 8:1

Pre-K 2-day (1/2 day) $3,900.00 / Pre-K 2-day $4,650.00 / Pre-K 3-day (1/2 day) $5,700.00 / Pre-K 3-day $6,925.00 / Pre-K 5-day (1/2 day) $8,800.00 / Pre-K 5-day / $10,500.00 / Kindergarten 4-day $11,850.00 / Kindergarten 5-day $13,150.00 / Grades 1 - 4 $13,800.00 / Grades 5 - 8 $15,850.00 / Grades 9 - 12 $17,850.00

Financial Aid:

Available by application through FACTS


As a Christian school, Covenant provides students with rigorous instruction in every academic discipline from a perspective that includes the reality of God, the importance of Christian faith, and the value of a supportive community. Students learn to see the power and beauty of God in the world around them and study the special revelation of God in the person of Jesus Christ. Students at every level receive instruction in Bible and participate in weekly chapels aimed at helping students understand what it means to know God personally and by faith. Finally, each student is a valued member of the school community and is recognized as an individual with God-given gifts and talents just waiting to be nurtured and fully expressed.

What does “Classical” mean? Contrary to what it might sound like, “Classical” does not mean old-fashioned, elitist or boring. The name refers to the Classical period in history when people like Aristotle and Socrates shaped an educational model with the loftiest of goals: human flourishing. Most Christian parents worry about how to give their children an excellent education that also nurtures their faith. At Covenant, we use a Classical educational model to prepare students to succeed in college and beyond, with a strong foundation of faith.

Classical education is a distinctive educational philosophy that is experiencing a resurgence in America and throughout the world. While the growth of classical schools is relatively recent, the powerful ideas behind it are rooted in ancient Greece, the birthplace of education. The essential advantage of classical education is its comprehensive instruction in both the ideas and the ideals that have shaped Western civilization.

Classical schools provide students with rigorous instruction in all the academic disciplines while also holding before them essential character virtues such as goodness, honor, and justice. This stands in increasingly stark contrast to modern educational trends, which have moved away from challenging students to master this rich content and have gone intentionally silent on issues of virtue, truth, and character. In short, classical schooling is education with a soul that graduates students who are prepared to read widely, think deeply, act nobly, write clearly and speak well.

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100
Support Services:


After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Campus is wifi enabled.

School Championships:

Basketball - Varsity Girls: GIL D2 Champions 2016, IGC D2 Champions 2018

Basketball - Varsity Boys: MBIL D2 Champions 2015, MBIL D1 Champions 2016

Ultimate Frisbee - Varsity Co-Ed: MBIL Champions 2017, 2018, 2019

Soccer - Varsity Boys: MBIL D2 Champions 2011, 2012, 2013, MBIL D1 Champions 2021

Soccer - Varsity Girls: IGC D2 Champions 2018, 2019

Softball - Varsity Girls: GIL Champions 2015

School Clubs:

Habitat for Humanity, Robotics, Gardening, Environmental Club, Bible Study, Book Club, National Honor Society, Drama Club, Music Club

Notable Graduates:

Favor Ezewuzie '16 - 13 time NCAA D3 National Champion, Track & Field

Parking Spaces/Availability:

yes, hundreds

Uniform Guidelines:

Grammar School (K-6) and Logic School (7-8) wear a uniform purchased through Lands End. Rhetoric School (9-12) has a dress code.

Admissions Requirements:

Application, Interview, testing. Varies by grade level.

Mission Statement:

Covenant Christian Academy offers a Christian and Classical education that builds students’ academic, spiritual and social foundations for lives of leadership and service in today’s global community. A Covenant education prepares students to excel in collegiate studies and intellectual pursuits, nurtures Christian faith and character, and fosters individual gifts and abilities.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Our Core Values:

1. The conviction of absolute truth lies at the core of a Covenant education: God is the source of all realities and ultimate truth in the universe.

2. A Covenant education affirms the innate value of each child as made in the image of God and cultivates Christian faith as the moral and spiritual foundation for educating the whole person: mind, body, and soul.

3. Covenant maintains an integral philosophy of faith and learning that rejects the sharp distinction between the sacred and the secular and integrates Biblical truth into each subject area. We believe God-given wisdom enables us to understand truth in general revelation, just as God-given faith enlightens us to comprehend and respond to special revelation as revealed in the Word of God.

4. Covenant teachers assume a fundamental responsibility to partner with the home in the dynamic process of educating the child. The teacher directs the child’s learning by providing him/her with instruction, authentic modeling, nurturing discipline, support, and encouragement to the end that the child will be led in the direction of truth, righteousness, and moral excellence.

5. Covenant’s Christian and Classical education upholds a standard of academic rigor where students are challenged to meet high academic expectations and experience the genuine satisfaction that comes from doing their best work, thereby bringing glory to God.

6. Covenant prioritizes the essential need to master the English language and seeks to graduate students with strong reading, writing, and speaking skills, necessary for critical thinking, discernment and the defense of truth.

7. Covenant prepares students with a broad liberal arts education for service to God, His Church, and society. This wide spectrum includes instruction in language arts, mathematics, lab science, social science, world languages, the fine arts, technology, and physical education. Each is integral to a classical, well-balanced curriculum.

8. Covenant’s faculty seeks to implement documented well-researched methodology in teaching practices. While Covenant’s philosophy of education is not dependent on innovations in the content of education, we recognize that the study of pedagogy (how to teach) has yielded vital information to enhance learning. Covenant’s professional faculty members employ proven methods of instruction to address basic learning styles.

9. Covenant’s community reflects an atmosphere of love and respect for the individual that strengthens our bond with one another.

School History:

September, 1991

Covenant Christian School is founded in Hamilton, MA by a group of parents and educators desiring a high-quality education for their children that is distinctly Christian.

Summer, 1993

The school moves to the Second Congregational Church in North Beverly with a student body of 35.

September, 1996

Grades 7 and 8 are added to the K-6 program.

February, 2001

Strategic plan completed that includes relocating to a state of the art facility, expanding the lower grades, and adding grades 9-12.

January, 2005

The Board of Directors votes unanimously to move the school to West Peabody and immediately launches the Building the New Covenant campaign to construct the new facility.

July, 2005

Construction begins on the initial 30,000sq/ft space.

September 15, 2005

School begins in the newly constructed facility in West Peabody with the new name Covenant Christian Academy.

Summer, 2006

Phase II construction begins on the high school space and 4 new elementary and middle school classrooms.

September, 2006

20 freshmen begin classes at Covenant as the start of our comprehensive high school program.

Fall, 2006

The Academy launches the Legacy Partners campaign to purchase the 111,000 sq/ft West Peabody Office Park.

December 6, 2006

Covenant entered official candidacy for Accreditation by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEAS&C).

February 28, 2007

Covenant Christian Academy completes the purchase of the West Peabody Office Park at 83 Pine Street. Enrollment climbs above 200 students and our professional faculty and staff totals over 40 people.

November 18, 2009

CCA receives notification that it has been approved by the NEAS&C commission for accreditation. The NEAS&C is the oldest and the most highly reputed accrediting organization in the country.

December 12, 2009

CCA receives approval for accreditation by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).

June 12, 2010

Commencement Exercises for the Class of 2010, our inaugural 12th grade Class.

September, 2011

With enrollment hitting 240, CCA Celebrates 20 years of excellence in Christian education!

June 2013

CCA’s first Head of School, Dr. Thomas Stoner, completes his tenure.

March 2014

Mr. Robert Armstrong appointed as CCA’s second Head of School.

February 2016

CCA’s second Head of School, Mr. Robert Armstrong, completes his tenure.

January 2017

Mrs. Andrea Bergstrom appointed as CCA’s third Head of School.

September 2021

With enrollment at over 380 students, Covenant Christian Academy enters it’s 30th year dedicated to providing an outstanding Christian and Classical Education, anchored in the truth of Jesus Christ.

Notes/School Information:

Covenant Christian Academy is a Christian and Classical Preparatory School for students Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. Outstanding teachers engage students in small classes and challenge them to think critically and seek truth in all things. Our students learn to read widely, to think deeply and to write clearly as they prepare not only to excel in college but to impact society as leaders with sincere faith and strong character. Covenant's unique school community nurtures mutual respect and personal responsibility while cultivating students' individual academic, athletic, musical and artistic talents. A rich variety of experiences, both in and outside the classroom, gives every student the opportunity to get involved in school life. There is no place like Covenant!