School History

Christ Covenant School was founded as a vision of Christ Presbyterian Church. When the church was planted, part of the vision for ministry was to start a school - one that not only pursued academic excellence, but also taught children to think and live as Christians. Upon much prayer and research, it became clear that these educational goals were best pursued through a classical Christian pedagogy.  

Christ Covenant School opened its doors in the year 2000 to 11 students and 10 families. By the next year, enrollment more than tripled, adding three more grades. Over the last thirteen years, we have experienced steady growth in enrollment through strong support and encouragement from the local community.  In 2007, CCS became the first independent Christian school in Pitt County, as the leaders of Christ Presbyterian Church determined we were ready to stand on our own.  And over the last several years, our school has experienced significant growth; we grew from 260 students in 2012-2013 to 380 students in 2015-2016. This tremendous growth in enrollment catapulted the plan to start the high school program by adding a 9th grade in 2013-2014.  Our new Upper School campus on Worthington Road was completed for the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.  We added an additional high school grade each year since 2013-2014 and will have our first graduating class in May 2017.

In the spring of 2017 Christ Covenant will be graduating our first Senior Class with 16 graduates.  These young men and women are being accepted to the most prestigious universities and have demonstrated excellence by obtaining four National Merit Scholarship recommendations; more than any other high school in Pitt County. 

As an independent, non-denominational classical Christian school, we represent families from over thirty-five local churches.  We are currently members of ACCS, ERB, and SCL.  In 2014 we obtained accreditation status through AdvancED.   We have a growing number of godly, experienced teachers and a strong team of administrators.  We pray that CCS will be an effective training ground for equipping godly leaders for Christ for generations to come.

School Overview

Type of School:
An independent, non-denominational classical, Christian college preparatory school. 
Accredited through AdvancED in 2014.
380 in 2015-2016. (K through 11th in 2015-2016, will add 12th grade in 2016-2017)
Typical Class Size:
16   or less Kindergarten
20   or less First grade and up
Sports Offered:
Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys & Girls Basketball, Girls Volleyball, Boys & Girls Cross Country, Girls and Boys Tennis, Girls Pep Squad/Cheerleading, Boys & Girls Golf, Boys & Girls Swimming, and Boys Baseball. 
Standardized Tests:
ERB’s CTP-4 (1st through 7th grades)
ACT Explore (8th)
PSAT (9th through 11th grades)