Covenant Christian Academy

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Basic Information

Address: 83 Pine St, Peabody, MA 01960
Phone Number: 9785357100
Fax Number: 9785357123

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Additional Information

Director: Andrea Bergstrom
Ages/Grades: 3, 4, 5
Licensor: Accredited by NEASC
School Type: Preschool and Pre-K are part of a larger school, Pre-K to 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%. 

Classroom Size: 10 students
Year Opened: 1991
Hours: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
School Season: September - June
Meals Provided?: No
Full Time/Part Time: Both
Languages Spoken: English
First Aid Certified?: Yes
Religious?: Yes
Extended Care?: Yes
Summer School/Camp?: No
Transportation Provided?: No
Financial Assistance Accepted?: No
Academic Programs: The Pre-Kindergarten Program at Covenant Christian Academy is designed to nurture a love of learning and to establish a foundation for lifelong learning. Young children grow and learn in the context of affirming teachers, a high-quality curriculum, and the integration of Christian values reinforced by authentic role modeling. CCA provides a curriculum and instructional program that is interactive, age-appropriate, and responsive to the interest and development of the whole child: intellectually, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Every child receives content-area teaching in math, science, social studies, reading readiness, as well as Bible. In addition, children participate in weekly music and physical education classes. CCA is delighted to welcome our youngest learners to our 2 day, mixed-age Pre-School Program. Students who have turned three by September 1st and meet readiness requirements will enjoy two half or full days designed to provide a strong foundation for continuation in our Pre-Kindergarten program. A play-based curriculum introduces our youngest students to the expectations of school life as they learn to be a contributing member of a classroom where respect and personal responsibility are developed in the context of a social community. Hands on learning grounded in a strong, research based model of early childhood education provides the perfect opportunity for three year olds to discover what school is all about. Social skills, classroom etiquette, and self-awareness are nurtured in a learning environment that always points back to our Creator and His purpose for our lives. Academic readiness skills are developed through a multi-modal curriculum that emphasizes art, music, creativity, repetition and repeated exposure. It is our greatest desire that our students first school experience be one full of laughter, new experiences and growth. Pre-school at CCA is happy place to be! Our Pre-Kindergarten program has both 3 or 5-day options and is designed for children who have turned 4 by September 1st. Class is scheduled from 8:15-12:30. Students may opt to participate in our extended-day program as well, which is scheduled in the afternoons from 12:30-2:55. The extended day program includes a quiet/rest time, outdoor playtime and enrichment activities. Students will be accepted into the pre-kindergarten programs on a first-come, first-serve basis. Admission to our pre-kindergarten program has no bearing upon acceptance into the kindergarten program. All children will be screened for kindergarten readiness. Kindergarten priority will be given to our current students and siblings of students currently enrolled in Grades K through 12.
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!

Slogan: Dedicated to Excellence. Anchored in Truth.