“I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand.”  ~ Anselm

The Covenant 100
Philosophy of Education

Throughout our entire academic program, students are encouraged to fairly consider varying perspectives while seeking greater understanding of life through Christian thought and practice. As a capstone learning experience, seniors participate in a thesis project that engages the The Covenant 100 – a collection of books and art recognized as having special insight that shape human life from a distinctly Christian perspective. Through this process, students learn to dialogue on “Life’s Universal Questions” (see below) with a posture of charity while moving into a greater sense of personal conviction.

Life's Universal Questions

PERSONAL WORLD [Anthropology]

  • Knowledge: What is my experience?
  • Purpose: Why do I exist?
  • Identity: Who am I?


  • Society: To whom do I belong? What is my responsibility to my others?
  • Creation: What is the nature of the universe?
  • History: What is the significance of human history?


  • Beauty: What is the meaning of beauty?
  • Goodness: What is a good life? How do we understand and respond to evil?
  • Truth: What (and how) do we know?


  • Origins: Where do we come from?
  • Destiny: Where are we going?
  • God: Is there a God? What is he like?