The Covenant School House System was established to further the mission of the school through small communities of Upper School students and faculty.
The House System nurtures fellowship, leadership, and service within the Upper School and provides a structure in which faculty members and students meet the academic, social, and spiritual needs of their housemates. Each year, rising seventh graders and new Covenant students are inducted into Houses, where they will remain members throughout their Covenant experience.
The House System also provides the basic structure for the formal student leadership of the Upper School. Each House has a Head of House, who applies for the position and is selected by the Upper School faculty, who both leads the House and works together with leaders from other houses, faculty, and administrators to oversee many Upper School activities.
Additional student leadership positions within the Houses include the Captains of Community Life and Captains of Games who collaborate to organize and execute inter-House activities— things like socials, service projects, and competitions—as well as to lead intra-House mentorship and fellowship.
By providing this structure, House System encourages students to bring their desires, ideas, and talents into the life of the school – we want them to shape the identity of the Upper School and leave their mark on it. The Houses allow for real responsibilities, real participation, and the possibility for real failure. Through healthy competition and shared goals, students learn to work together, solve problems, initiate new ideas, and participate in meaningful traditions.
Clubs and extracurricular activities
Young Life is an international Christian ministry that exists to introduce adolescents to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith. Young Life Covenant is a ministry of the Greater Huntington Young Life area that serves our Upper School Students.
Trail Life USA is a Christ-centered mentoring and discipleship organization for boys from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Boys are challenged to grow in character, understand their purpose, serve their community, and develop practical leadership skills to carry out the mission for which they were created.
American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a Christ-centered character and leadership development program for girls 5 to 18 years of age. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.
Community service organizations
Huntington City Mission
Upper School students have partnered with the Huntington City Mission for various service projects. The Huntington City Mission is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian organization established to help meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those who are homeless, or at risk of being homeless, in our community.
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Upper School students have partnered with the local Ronald McDonald House for various service projects. Ronald McDonald Houses are located near hospitals that provide specialized care for children and adolescents
Operation Christmas Child
Each year, Covenant students collect shoeboxes to send to Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child. The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.