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“The solution which I am urging, is to eradicate the fatal disconnection of subjects which kills the vitality of our modern curriculum. There is only one subject-matter for education, and that is Life in all its manifestations.” –A.N. Whitehead

January Term is an annual two-week experience after Christmas break that offers students unique educational opportunities through classes, internships, and trips that include:

  • Reflections on faith and learning
  • Aesthetic or kinesthetic learning
  • Application of academic principles
  • Student collaboration
  • Interdisciplinary exploration
  • Creative problem solving
  • Differentiated learning
  • Contemplative and specialized study

We believe this learning environment will motivate students and teachers to happily exceed standardization and sustain a long-term love for learning. This is why J-Term exists at Covenant: to combat the pervading utilitarian view of education that dampens the spirit of discovery. Through specialized interdisciplinary classes, students will encounter the beautiful interconnectedness of ideas, facts, and theories. J-term becomes, then, a way for students to discover their passions that will awaken them to all areas of life. This inspiration of the learner translates into specific career interests (internships) and learning experiences beyond the walls of conventional education (travel).

Whom to Contact:

...if you want to teach a J-Term course -

...if you want to provide an internship opportunity -

...if you want to plan a trip -