Frequently Asked Questions
What is the origin of the school's name?
Covenant is the way God relates to people- a deep, intimate, permanent relationship. God also created parents and children to be in a covenant relationship. Our desire is to create an educational environment that cultivates relationships between God and children and parents and children. We believe God has given us as parents the responsibility to raise, educate, train, and disciple our children. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Ephesians 6:4,Proverbs 1:7-8)
Where is the central campus located?
369 Air Harbor Rd. Greensboro, NC 27455 (on the campus of Calvary Christian Center.)
Our mailing address is PO Box 10454 Greensboro, NC 27404.
What days/times does the school meet?
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:45am-3:45pm.
6th graders will meet an additional half day on Mondays from 8:45am-12pm.
What grades are offered and how many students will be enrolled?
For the 2017-18 school year we have 60+ students in grades K-5. For 2018-19, we will offer K-6th grade and plan to add a grade each year, eventually offering K-12th. Our maximum class size is 12 for Kindergarten and 16 for the other grades. Our current classes range in size from 6-13 students.
How much is tuition?
$385/month over 10 months ($3850/year)
6th graders pay an additional $75/month ($750/year) for an additional half-day on Mondays.
This covers our facility, teacher salaries, membership in U.M.S.I (University-Model Schools International), school insurance, etc...
Are there additional fees not covered by tuition?
Enrollment (New Students)
Application fee $50 (All new applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable $50 application fee per student.)
Registration fee is $250 (non-refundable and paid upon acceptance to reserve your spot.)
Re-Enrollment (Returning Students)
No Application fee
Re-enrollment prior to Feb. 15th is $150.
Re-enrollment post Feb. 15th is $200.
Plus curriculum costs. (average of $200-$300)
Uniforms are not covered by tuition. Details about uniforms can be found under the "School Life" tab above.
Do you offer financial aid?
At this time we are unable to offer any financial assistance. We are registered as a 501(c)3 non-profit and are accepting donations to hopefully be able to offer assistance down the road. You can however apply for the NC State Education Opportunity Scholarship Program which is a grant that provides full tuition for eligible children. Find details at this link.
What is the difference in a University-Model School & a home school co-op?
Homeschool co-ops are a good way for homeschooling families to pool their resources and expertise for specific study projects. One parent may be especially proficient in math and teach a group of students that subject for a period of time. Generally speaking, home school co-ops are age-integrated, specialized, and parent-run. In some cases, co-ops take over the primary responsibility of teaching certain courses instead of integrating the teacher and parent effectively for each course as is done in the University-Model. The UMS is also different by virtue of having specific grade levels, consistent accountability from semester to semester, a full spectrum of courses complete with prerequisites and diploma plans, and a professional administration and faculty (much like a traditional school has) partnering with the parents. Read more about the University-Model here.
Who runs the school?
Current board members: Kevin and Amy Sasser, William and Jesse Duke, and Drew and Natalie Hill.
Amy Sasser serves as our Head Administrator.
Adam Greer becomes our Head of School in July, 2018.
Does TCS fulfill NC state requirements?
Yes, we are fully accredited and have set high academic standards that will be looked upon favorably by colleges. We are a member of UMSI (University-Model Schools International) formerly known as National Association of University Model Schools (NAUMS).
What if parents don't have homeschooling or teaching experience?
Parents need not have teaching experience. The teachers at our central campus are professionals who introduce and teach new concepts to students. They provide detailed assignments each week and maintain open lines of communication with the parents. Parents act as co-instructors under the guidance of the classroom teacher. In addition, we offer instruction to parents and partner with you as you help your children learn.
Will this model work for us if both parents work full-time outside the home?
One of the most important ingredients in the success of the University-Model is an available parent who can assist and properly work with the student. For a family in which both parents work outside the home on a full-time basis a more traditional school is likely a better choice.
Do you offer sports, art, and music?
We currently offer physical education, art, and music. We are also interested in having sports teams, as we grow into middle and high school.
Do you offer foreign languages?
Students take Spanish beginning in Kindergarten and begin to take Latin in the 3rd grade.
What about students with disabilities?
We will talk with each family on a case by case basis, but we are likely not equipped to serve families of students with disabilities at this time.
The Covenant School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the admission process.