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Christ Episcopal School

Christ Episcopal School is a coeducational private Episcopal traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Rural


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Christ Episcopal School is a co-educational, Prekindergarten through 12th grade school of some 610 students. The campus is located in Covington, Louisiana, and encompasses 36 acres in an Arcadian setting, offering a pleasant and stimulating learning environment for its students and faculty.

As the only independent school on the Northshore, Christ Episcopal School has not just grown in physical size and enrollment, but also in the scope of its academic offerings.

Our school is not just successful, but unique. Service learning is fully integrated into the academic program in every grade. The Outdoor Education program allows our students to learn, observe, explore, and experience the natural beauty of St. Tammany Parish. Complementing that program is The Barn, an animal refuge and rehabilitation facility that enables students to learn about caring for wildlife and pets. 

The philosophy of Christ Episcopal School reflects the reasons for its origin: to provide a superior academic opportunity within the framework of a warm and nurturing Christian environment.


Our curriculum is driven by the interests and inspiration of our students. As the only Northshore ISAS accredited school, we exceed the states’ required curriculum and offer a broad course of study emphasizing a core curriculum, as well as, top-tier college entrance requirements such as Foreign Language, Speech, PE, and Fine Arts. Classes are typically small, challenging, and discussion-focused to promote reasoning and problem solving skills.

The school’s small size, small class size, the use of the Harkness teaching method, and low student/faculty ratio (6.5:1) create a learning environment based on individual attention and strong relationships between students and faculty. CES students participate in a wide variety of visual and performing arts programs, unleashing creativity and discovering new talents and interests.

The academic climate is decidedly “college bound,” and includes AP and honors courses for qualified students. Independent study opportunities are also available. Our ultimate goal is to create students who are committed to a life-long pursuit of self-learning and our approach lends itself to that goal.

Mission Statement

The philosophy of Christ Episcopal School reflects the reasons for its origin: to provide a superior academic opportunity within the framework of a warm and nurturing Christian environment. Each child is special, an individual. Therefore, at the heart of Christ Episcopal School is the belief that the development of the intellectual, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of each child must be tailored, to the greatest extent possible, to the individual child. We seek to give our children an awareness of God's love and, through such an awareness, to foster those ideals - self esteem, independence, and self-motivation - which will prepare each child for the continuing educational process. Our goal is to prepare our children for living in God's world, with all their rights and privileges, duties and responsibilities.

Admission Information

Christ Episcopal School is an ISAS member. We seek to enroll all qualified students regardless of race, creed, or ethnic background.



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Academic Calendar: Semester

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 610
Student Teacher Ratio 8 : 1
Headmaster John Morvant


Extracurricular activities at CES provide students with a safe environment to discover their God-given abilities and develop various skills outside of the classroom. Extracurricular activities enhance the students’ life skills, teach teamwork and cooperation, and build character. The scope of extracurricular offerings at CES is intentionally broad, addressing the variety of interests and needs of our students.

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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