A little more about us

QUESTION 1: "How does the admissions process work?"

CCA has a rolling admissions process. Spots are limited for each grade, so you should fill out the application as soon as you are interested. We will accept prospective students through our admissions process in the order in which applications are received. You will first complete the online application. Next, you will download and complete the student questionnaire, submit two letters of recommendation (either from two teachers or from one teacher and one school administrator), and submit a transcript request form. We will contact you to schedule a campus visit and interview.

QUESTION 2: "Is early entry and grade acceleration a requirement?"

Many of our students do bypass one or two grades. However, it is not a requirement, as we also accept students who choose not to enter high school early. Click here to learn more about Early Entry.

QUESTION 3: "How much is tuition?"

Annual tuition is $10,500. We offer financial aid with the goal of allowing any admitted student to attend Covington Classical Academy.

QUESTION 4: "Is transportation available for students?"

While we do not offer bus service to and from school, we can offer a list of possible carpool options. There are also TANK bus stops very close to our building. Whenever students go off campus for a Fifth Day or other event, transportation will be provided.

QUESTION 5: "Are there any extra charges for the Fifth Day activities?"

No. The tuition covers all expenses, including transportation for Fifth Day experiences. There will be some optional overnight or extracurricular activities offered to students, such as the Kentucky and National JCL Conventions, that will require an additional charge.

QUESTION 6: "What are the long term plans for the school?"

The accreditation process has begun, led by board member Damian Kavanagh. We will add a grade each school year, graduating our first class in the spring of 2024. We expect to have about 100 students by 2027.

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QUESTION 7: "What are the building hours for students before and after school?"

The building will be open to students from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with the exception of Fridays when the building closes at 3:30 p.m. The Kenton County Public Library and other "Safe Zone" areas are an easy walk from the school to allow many options for parents and guardians with a busy schedule. In addition, there is a TANK bus stop steps from our front door on Scott Street. Parents will also be given support in establishing a carpooling network to make the dropoff and pickup schedule easier.

QUESTION 8: "Why is the Athenian Owl the logo?"

The owl is a symbol of wisdom. In ancient Greece, the owl was associated with Athena, the goddess of wisdom, and her patron city, Athens. The Golden Age of Athens gave us so many great orators, thinkers, historians, playwrights, poets, and philosophers. We still study and read Plato, Socrates, Aeschylus, Aristophanes, Herodotus, and Thucydides. They still have much to teach us.