Williamsburg, Va., April 12, 2016-At noon on Tuesday, April 19, Covenant Christian School will welcome families, friends and members of the community to its first annual "Celebrate Our Covenant" luncheon at Legacy Hall in New Town. This fundraising and community awareness event will feature guest speaker Bobby Scott, director of the ChildLight Schools Association, which is comprised of Christian schools like Covenant who utilize an educational method based on the ideas of English author, philosopher and educator Charlotte Mason (1842-1923).
Bringing this unique style of schooling to the Williamsburg area for the first time, Covenant Christian School opened its doors to 22 students from kindergarten through 12th grade this past August. The student body has already grown to 41, and enrollment for next year is very strong, with waiting lists necessary for some grade levels. The school building, located just a short walk from Colonial Williamsburg at 201 Penniman Road, is already bursting at its seams.
"The level of growth and accomplishment we have been blessed with in less than a year since the school's establishment is truly astounding, as is every indication we see towards the continuance of that momentum," said Head of School Erika Jordan. "More and more families are turning to us for something different-and finding a place where character, creativity and community thrive."
In order to accommodate that growth, the school must rely on support from donors for needed expansions, says Jordan. "Where we are today is a result of the generosity, support and tireless service of many, and where we are going will require an increase in faithful investments of time, prayer and financial support. Our immediate funding needs are for the hiring of additional faculty, the leasing or purchase of adjacent facility space, and the furnishing of that space," she said.
"The 'Celebrate Our Covenant' luncheon is a way for us to present the exciting things going on at our school to those who may or may not know much about us yet. If anyone feels compelled to give financially or with a gift of time or volunteerism, we would be so grateful for that partnership," said Jordan.
The event's guest speaker Bobby Scott, director of the ChildLight Schools Association, has also been Headmaster of Perimeter School, a K-8 school with enrollment of 550 in Johns Creek, Georgia, for 30 years. With two master's degrees in education, he has over 40 years of educational experience as a teacher, coach, principal, pastor and headmaster, and has founded or assisted in establishing four schools. Co-author of "When Children Love to Learn" (Crossway Books, 2004), a Charlotte Mason education book for school educators, he has also been involved in teacher training in East Africa as well as Guatemala.
To obtain a complimentary reserved seat at the April 19 luncheon, or to inquire about making a tax-deductible donation to Covenant Christian School, please contact Karen Koob at (757) 375-0226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of Covenant Christian School is to glorify God by creating a Christ-centered learning community of covenant families in which education is an atmosphere, a discipline, and a life. To learn more, please visit ccswilliamsburg.org.
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