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"Raising Sturdy Children": A Free Community Event Presented by Covenant Classical School

Please join our our CCS families on September 9th at 6:30pm at Covenant Classical School for a free community event featuring Mr. Keith McCurdy, MA., ED, S. President and CEO of Total Life Counseling, Inc. located in Roanoke, VA.

CCS Welcomes New Head of School

In May of 2021 we welcomed our own Sarah Arensman to the position of Head of School. Working alongside the new Head of School, we are blessed to have Dawn Russell continue as our Assistant Head of School. We believe this administrative selection...

Five Important Questions to Consider When Choosing a Kindergarten

Choosing a great Kindergarten program for your child is daunting but not impossible! Parents want a safe and loving environment for their child where values that have been taught at home are reinforced. Parents also want their child to be...

5 Reasons to Enroll Your Child in a Classical Christian School

From the time our children were babies, my husband and I prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom in where they should attend school. We live in a world where there are many educational choices, but it was always our desire that the school we chose...

3 Steps for a Quiet Christmas

Shhh...can you hear that? It’s the sound of quiet. Mentally put yourself on your couch in the dark with a cup of some hot beverage and the only lights that are on are those on your sparkling, beautifully decorated Christmas tree. You stare in...

Plan B, Distance Learning from a Grammar Teacher’s Perspective by Terry Cross

This past spring, one of the assignments I gave my 6th grade students was to write a journal piece about this COVID-19 quarantine. I told them that historians might be interested in what students thought and felt and did during this unprecedented...

A Leaf That Does Not Wither

Recently I had the honor of addressing the graduating class of 2020. Consequently, I was led to share with them Psalm 1, which warns us to not sit in the seat of mockers but rather to delight in the law of the Lord. In doing so, our roots will...

Classical Christian Education… Explained!

What Is Classical Christian Education?

Classical Christian education is based on what has been called the “Trivium” or three paths. No matter how your child learns, he or she goes through three phases: 

  • In grades K-6, students are excellent at...

The Magic of Houses - The Magical Art of Pretend

Have you hauled out the play-clothes box with the advent of this quarantine?  Or have you now created one from old slips, vests, and hats?  You may have found yourself captured by the imagination of your children.  Here is a piece I wrote, oh,...

Returning to Normalcy

“On the campaign trail in May 1920, Warren G. Harding preached forth the political philosophy that carried the United States into the next decade. ‘America’s present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution,...