Mission and History

Biblically Based & Classically Taught


The mission of Covenant Classical School is to provide an education of excellence, biblically based and classically taught, that will lead students to know and love God, develop strong minds and character, and arise as leaders and agents of cultural change.


Covenant Classical School is an independent co-educational day school, dedicated to providing a Christian and classical liberal arts education to boys and girls in Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Founded in 1996 in Concord, North Carolina, Covenant Classical School met the desire of many parents to offer their children a style of education previously unavailable in the region. Simply stated, the means of grammar—to read well, the means of logic—to think well, and the means of rhetoric—to speak or write well, are the goals for our children as they mature developmentally and cognitively.

The late David and Ann Drye, local residents and business owners, dreamed of a learning environment for their own children as well as children in Cabarrus County and its surrounding region that utilized the classical trivium method of teaching in a non-denominational Christian setting. The Dryes began the school in 1996 with grades six through twelve, and quickly expanded it in 1998 to include grammar school classes as well. In 1999, Mr. and Mrs. Drye donated the sixteen acres and the million dollar facility which houses Covenant Classical School today. Dedicated families have ensured the school’s continued success through tuition, donations, and fundraising.

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