The Covenant School Title background


We are excited about all that is happening in our private school—excited to share it and welcome you as part of it.

Ours is a unique challenge—to educate twenty-first-century children in a way that prepares them to impact their culture and that prepares them to think in accordance with timeless Truth. Never before have we known more about the skills and experiences students need to be successful. Never before have we known more about the experiences children need to develop those skills. But we must be about more.

At The Covenant School, we are about more than simply educating our students; we are participating in the miracle of their development—of seeing children transform into who they will be. Best teaching methods and programs, daily all-school chapel, and school-wide service-learning become the strong backdrop for the real work of helping children become who God intends them to be.

As we capture our children’s attention and their minds for learning, we also want to capture their hearts in relationships that challenge their thinking and create experiences for them to learn the skills that will be so critical in moving forward. Our graduates attend the finest schools in the Nashville area, where they not only excel academically but also show themselves to be young people with the character that comes from authentic faith in Jesus.

We are excited about all that is happening in our school—excited to share it and welcome you as part of it.

—Dr. Katherine Koonce, Head of School

TCS at a Glance


2001 as a ministry of Covenant Presbyterian Church

Head of School:

Dr. Katherine Koonce


21 teaching faculty, more than half hold master’s or doctorate degrees

Average enrollment:

Between 140—150 in recent years.

Student-Teacher Ratio:


Enrichment Courses:

Art, Bible, Technology, Library, Music,
Physical Education, Spanish, EXPLORE

Technology Facts:

1:1 ratio of iPads to students in PreK—3rd grade
1:1 ratio of Chromebooks to students in 4th—6th grade

School Hours:

PreSchool—PreKindergarten: 8:00 am—2:45 pm
Kindergarten—Sixth: 8:00 am—3:00 pm
Before School Care (no extra fee): 7:15—7:40 am
After School Care: 3:00—5:30 pm
($15 per day, per child; no After School Care on early dismissal days, late fees apply)


Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
AvancEd (SACS)


The Covenant School graduates attend the area’s best secondary schools where they establish themselves as leaders, problem solvers, and collaborative learners. The Covenant School students are sought out and recognized at their next school for their sterling character, integrity, and their desire to learn and serve others.

In the last five years, TCS graduates have attended these schools:

  • Battle Ground Academy
  • Brentwood Academy
  • Christ Presbyterian Academy
  • Ensworth School
  • Franklin Road Academy
  • Harding Academy
  • Harpeth Hall
  • Lipscomb Academy
  • Montgomery Bell Academy

Member Organizations:

Independent Schools of the Nashville Area (ISNA)
Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS)
Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS)
AvancEd (SACS)