It all started when…
In 1988, Rev. David Rountree and the Elders of New Covenant Church went on their first planning and prayer retreat to develop both short term and long term goals for the church. At that retreat, one of the long term goals was to begin praying that in God’s time a school would be established as part of the ministry of New Covenant Church. In June 1988, staff, Elders, and members began committing this goal to prayer.
In August of 1998, with the approval of the Session, the first headmaster was hired to begin a year of planning to proceed with the development of a school. Shortly after his hiring, a board was established to assist with the planning. Because the school would be a ministry of the church, the headmaster and the board would be under the governance of the Elders of New Covenant. During the year school year 1998-99, policies and procedures and the name New Covenant School were established by the board with the approval of the Elders of the church.
In August 1999, New Covenant School opened with a combined 6th and 7th grade with 10 students. New Covenant School had a Headmaster, one full time teacher, and the part time staff members. The school was established to assist parents in the education of their children. The stated goal of New Covenant was to: “Present Every Student Complete in Christ”.
With many blessings from God, New Covenant School has grown from its small beginnings to a thriving school. New Covenant serves students in K-2 kindergarten through the 12th grade. Students are served by a loving staff that assists them in developing a firm foundation and a strong biblical view. The school had its first graduating class in 2006 and it continues to graduate students who are well prepared for future success both in post-secondary education, in work, and in life.
From its established goal in 1988 to its small beginning in 1999 to a thriving school today, God has truly blessed New Covenant School. “Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain…”Psalm 127:1.