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On behalf of The Covenant School Board of Directors, we are excited to announce today that Bradley Baggett has been appointed the new Head of School effective no later than July 1, 2022.

CarterBaldwin, our search consultant, sent the Head of School Profile to their network of over 4,000 individuals. The Committee reviewed more than 25 well-qualified candidate applications, reviewed hundreds of pages of information, conducted hours of interviews, and – most importantly – spent many hours in prayer. We would like to thank you for your covering of prayer for us, the candidates, and the process. We made it very clear to all the candidates that we are not looking to change direction, but rather to maintain our current philosophy and culture and grow from our strong foundation.

Brad is an accomplished Head of School, a strong and compassionate leader, and a man of God. He has over 13 years of experience as a Head of School. Brad has a strong track record of academic excellence and successful fundraising activity. It is clear he aligns with Covenant’s mission and educational philosophy of the Christian Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS). In addition to his academic career, Brad served over 10 years as founding pastor for a church in Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and earned a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

“Brad joins Covenant with a heart that is fixed firmly on Jesus,” said Mary Katherine Peters, Vice-Chair of the Covenant School Board. “He has a proven track record of leadership in Christian schools and is excited to take the helm of this extraordinary school and move us forward into this new season. The alignment was clear and we are thrilled to welcome him to the Covenant community.”

About The Covenant School

Founded in 1985 as a bold experiment in melding a rigorous academic environment with the guiding principles of a non-denominational Christian culture, The Covenant School (TCS) has served the central Virginia area for over 30 years. Located in Charlottesville, TCS was the first Christian school in Virginia to have been accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and remains true today to Academic Excellence under the Sovereignty of God.  Today, two campuses serve over 550 students from Pre-K through Grade 12, and over 1,000 alumni are engaging the world as leaders in their professions, their churches, and their communities.