Covenant Academy has an been active ministry of Gateway Church since 1985. The school was founded to offer a Christ-centered educational opportunity to families who see that as a viable and valuable alternative to secular public education.
In addition to biblical values, the academy places a high degree of importance on academic achievement. Our students have graduated to go on to universities and colleges from West Point to Walters State Community College and to become successful businessmen, doctors, lawyers, teachers, and citizens. We emphasize finding the individual "bent" of each child and preparing him/her to be a responsible, productive contributor and leader in that arena. The academy offers three diplomas and academic diploma, a general diploma, and a vocational diploma. The majority of our students go on to a university, but we also send graduates into apprenticeships for particular trades or technical fields. We see ourselves as providing a solid foundation for a child to build on after he leaves us, no matter what direction he might choose to go.

We are state-approved through TANAS, an organization for private, Christian schools in the state of Tennessee, as a Category IV Church-Related School. The academy seeks to hire qualified, degreed teachers who seek the work they do as a ministry and are unselfishly devoted to the children they teach. We are also served by a number of volunteers from our church and the community who offer their individual areas of expertise to enrich our program. Our primary mission is to MAKE DISCIPLES