A TK-12 Christ-centered,
College Preparatory School

Student Life

At Covenant Day School, we believe co-curricular activities are fundamental to a student's education. These activities give students the opportunity to explore their interests, connect with the larger student body, and develop meaningful friendships.

The Student Experience

We love creating lasting memories and traditions at Covenant Day School!

Homecoming Week

Homecoming Week is fun for the entire CDS community! A week of dress-up days and fun activities culminates with our homecoming game on Friday.

School Spirit

Spirit Week gives our students a chance to connect with the larger student body and show school spirit! During Color War, our freshmen students strengthen their class bond through fun activities, team challenges, and a collection drive to benefit the local community. Middle school students enjoy an annual talent show, Thanksgiving Carnival, and grade level challenges. In our lower school, students enjoy classroom celebrations and joining together for Super Science Day!

Field Trips

Throughout their time at CDS, beginning in TK, students have the opportunity to experience Charlotte and North Carolina in a fun and interactive way through educational field trips.


Each year beginning in fifth grade, our students get a chance to get away and enjoy building relationships with classmates and teachers, team-building activities, and being in God’s creation!

Windy Gap

Each year during the first week of school, our middle and high school students have the opportunity to get away to the mountains in western North Carolina to kick off the school year. The three-day retreat is held at Windy Gap, a Christian retreat center. High school and middle school students each go on their own retreat where they have the opportunity to get to know their classmates and teachers better. The trip includes chapels, team-building activities, and plenty of free time! Covenant Day’s mountain retreats give students a chance to establish and strengthen relationships before the school year begins!


Kanuga is a three-day science education trip for fifth graders that takes place in early May. Students get the opportunity to get to know each other better while learning about Appalachian plant and animal life and environmental stewardship. Students also learn orienteering and go on a night hike.

Clubs & Organizations

Getting plugged in is easy! Student clubs are a great way to build friendships, pursue interests, and develop talents. Clubs gives students the opportunity to develop leadership skills, give back to the community, show their school spirit, experiment with robotics, and more.

Lower School

First LEGO League (Robotics)
Junior First LEGO League
Basketball (grades K-5)
LEGO club (grades 1-5)
Martial Arts (grades TK-8)
Golf (grades K-5)
Chess Club (grades 1-5)
Garden Club (grades 3-5)
Little Sticks Lacrosse (grades 2-5)
After School Children’s Choir (grades 3-5)
Brass and Woodwind lessons
Piano lessons
Voice lessons

Middle School


Chess Club
Debate Club
First Lego League (Robotics)


National Junior Art Honor Society
Tri-M Music Honor Society (Junior)

High School

TIER 1 Clubs:
Academic, Service, CDS Mission-Related

These clubs are considered to be part of the overall academic mission of Covenant Day School.

A Cappella Club (men's and women's ensembles)
Beta Club
ContainIt Club
French Club
Kingdom Character Club
Matthews Elementary Mentoring
Multicultural/International Club
National Art Honor Society
National Honor Society
Spanish Honor Society
Thespian Society
TriM Music Honor Society

TIER 2 Clubs:

These clubs are considered to be in alignment with the mission of Covenant Day School.

Book Club
Covenant Meeples (Board Game Club)
Engineering Club
Girls Dance Club
Technology Club