Covenant Christian Academy

Covenant Christian Academy

School Profile

Covenant Christian Academy (Covenant) is a PreK–12 classical and Christian school founded in 1997 by parents interested in giving their children a challenging Christian education based on the medieval model of the trivium.*


Student Body

We typically have about 230 students enrolled at Covenant, including approximately 15 international students. Our students come from all areas of Harrisburg and its surrounding suburban and rural areas.


Organizational Structure

Board governed, administratively operated, parent supported.


Academic Emphasis

Classical, college-preparatory.



Upper school students take two courses in Logic, which is then integrated into their study of all subjects. They also complete three courses in Rhetoric, applying their study of eloquent speech and writing to assignments in other courses and to the presentation and defense of their senior theses. Integration between subjects is emphasized, as well as the application of a biblical worldview to all areas of study. Students are taught Latin and Spanish.


School Atmosphere

Orderly, peaceful, enthusiastic, warm.


Average Class Size
•Kindergarten: 14–18
•Grades 1–6: 18–24
•Grades 7–12: 16–24


Administrative Structure

Headmaster, Upper School Dean, Grammar School Dean, and Dean of Early Education.


School Membership and Accreditation

Covenant retains membership in The Association of Classical Christian Schools and is anticipating official accreditation from the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges after a successful site visit from the Visiting Team in March, 2015.


Number of Churches Represented

Over 50.


Athletic Programs
•Cross-Country, boys and girls (grades 7–12)
•Boys Soccer (grades 7–12)
•Boys Basketball (grades 6–12)
•Girls Basketball (grades 6–12)
•Girls Volleyball (grades 6–12)
•Girls Soccer (6–12)
•Intramural Sports Program (K–12)


Special Programs/Electives

Covenant offers a variety of electives for our students. Electives have included Hiking, Greek, Debate, Military History, School Newspaper, Choir, Chorus, Guitar, Painting, Drawing, Drama, Culinary Arts, Poetry, Tolkien Studies, Self-Defense, Conversational Chinese, Jazz Guitar, Computer Programming, Electronics, Economics.


Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition rates for next year are available. Scholarships are available and are awarded annually. More information is available on the financial aid page.



Covenant moved to its current campus in September 2009 on 24 acres of hilltop land. Our new building offers spacious classrooms, cafeteria, music room, art room, science lab, an elevator, and more.



Most public school districts will transport students to Covenant so long as the edge of the bussing district is within ten miles from campus (by publicly maintained roadways). Districts currently busing students to Covenant include Central Dauphin, Lower Dauphin, Susquehanna, Derry Township, Steelton-Highspire, Middletown, Harrisburg, East Pennsboro, Susquenita, West Shore, Mechanicsburg, Lebanon, and Cumberland Valley. 


General Information
State Pennsylvania(PA) City Harrisburg
School Name Covenant Christian Academy Type Co-ed
Founded 1997 Grade K-12
Religious Affiliation Christian Accommodation Type Homestay
Nearest Airport Harrisburg International Airport Website
Telephone (717)540-9885 School Type Private
Address 6098 Locust Lane, Harrisburg, PA, 17109-0171
Total Enrolled Student 230 Enrolled 9th-12th (15 International Students)
AP/Honors Not Provided ESL Provided
% to go Colleges
Admission Requirements
To enter 7th or 8th Grades - 720, or above
To enter 9th Grade - 760, or above
To enter 10th Grade - 780, or above
To enter 11th Grades: 800, or above
(A TOEFL Score may be submitted instead of Jr. TOEFL)

academic talent as indicated on their current school transcript
awareness and openness to the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ through a required essay and on the CCA application
an understanding of classical education articulated through an essay, skype interview and on the application

In order to place international students, we have the following criteria:

students must complete all admissions steps: the 16-17 International Student Application and written essay, Submit the Jr. TOEFL , Pay the $75 application fee and complete the SKYPE interview
they must be admitted to grades 7 through 10 and be age appropriate for their grade placement
they must be able start at the beginning of the Covenant academic year in September and conclude at the end of the Covenant academic year in May
Fees & Payments
Year  2021   8th  $ 0.00   9th  $ 9,655.00
Other Questionnaire
AP, Honors, Clubs & Others
Acceptances of Colleges after graduation
Boston College, Covenant College, Drexel University(Honors College), Duke University, Eastern College, Georgetown University, Gordon College, North Park Univeristy, University of the Arts, University of Pittsburgh(Honors College), University of Virginia, York College
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