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Covenant Classical School on the move

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Dave Veerman

Covenant Classical School is moving from their present location at the Naperville Church of Christ to the Wheatland Salem Church at 1852 W. 95th Street, on the corner of 95th and Book Road in Naperville.

"We have enjoyed a good relationship with NCOC at their fine facility for the past three years," explains Sharon Weldy, Principal, "but we needed more room. Because of the rapid growth for our type of education in the community, the school needed a much larger facility to meet the future demands necessary for ongoing expansion. We are thrilled with the new space at Wheatland Salem Church -- classrooms, offices, gymnasium, athletic fields, and more."

"The folks at Wheatland Salem have been amazing to work with," says Mike Tams, a member of the Board of Trustees. "They want us there and have been very accommodating. I anticipate a long-term, positive relationship."

At the moment, the classrooms are being painted and refurbished to be ready for the move at the beginning of August. "We definitely will be ready to go in the fall," says Lilah Rabe, board member.

Established in 2010, Covenant Classical School offers an exceptional classical education from kindergarten through eighth grade. In fact, on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, Covenant's classes scored on average at the 99% level relative to other classes in the nation. During the past three years, Covenant has dramatically grown to nearly 140 students.

Classical education was widely embraced in the English-speaking world until the early 20th century. In the classical tradition, children are taught not so much what to think but, more importantly, how to think. The past 25 years have witnessed a resurgence in classical education across the country and a recognition of its proven academic excellence in preparing young people for college -- and more importantly --for life.

Covenant Classical School is an inter-denominational Christian school. That is, the school approaches education with a biblical worldview. Covenant trains students to question the unexamined assumptions of our culture and apply a biblical grid that encompasses all of life. "While we are not affiliated with any denomination or church, we stand solidly in the orthodox, evangelical Christian tradition," explains Dr. John Vessey, board member. "We help students integrate life and faith, and challenge them to live it out."

Board member Warren Smith adds, "I have two children in the school, and my wife and I have been impressed and amazed by how much they've learned and grown in their knowledge and in their faith. We love the place."

Covenant Classical School is still accepting student applications for the 2013-2014 school year. For more information on Covenant and on classical education, visit