As with many new beginnings, the Athletic Department experienced growing pains in its formative years. The Athletic Department at CCHS began in the winter of 1995 with the start of the first basketball team. Since that time, CCHS programs have grown to 18 varsity sports and one club sport (non-IHSAA sanctioned sports).
Covenant officially became a member of the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) in 1999. After the mandatory 3-year waiting period, the Warrior Athletics teams became state tournament-eligible in 2002. Since that time Covenant has won several sectional titles in Boys Soccer, Boys and Girls Basketball, Baseball, and Boys and Girls Tennis, as well as some individual titles in Swimming and Track & Field. Boys Soccer advanced to the Class 1A State Finals in 2012 and Girls Soccer advanced to Semi-State in 2011.
Covenant is also a member of the Indianapolis City Alliance. The City Alliance is a group of 18 schools within Indianapolis, which sponsors City Tournaments for each sport. The City Alliance includes other private schools such as Heritage Christian, Cathedral, Bishop Chatard, Cardinal Ritter, and Scecina Memorial, the Indianapolis Public Schools (Arsenal Tech, Broad Ripple, Crispus Attucks, John Marshall, Northwest, Shortridge, and George Washinton, Gambold Prep), Emmerich Manual, T.C. Howe, Herron, and Arlington HS. CCHS has won City titles in Boys Soccer (2003, 2007, 2008, 2014) and Girls Track & Field (2009), as well as several individual City titles in Swimming, Tennis, and Track & Field.
CCHS has also been a member of the National Christian School Athletic Association (NCSAA) since 2004. With the restrictions on each program's schedule and travel distance placed on Covenant by the IHSAA, the Warriors are not able to participate in many NCSAA events, but have sought to support the spread and quality of Christian school athletic programs through this group whenever possible. Covenant athletes are regularly recognized on the NCSAA honor teams at the regional and national levels.
In 2009, the Warrior Athletic Booster Club established the Wall of Honor and Athlete of Distinction, as well as the funding the construction of several new trophy cases in the hallway outside of the Athletic Office. The Wall of Honor recognizes all CCHS athletes that are selected for All-City First Team, or honored at the district, regional, state, or national levels. At the end of an athlete's high school career, a plaque to recognize them and their career honors will be displayed on the Wall of Honor. The Athlete of Distinction is a special recognition for CCHS athletes that have been graduated for a minimum of five years and are selected based on their career both athletically and in leadership during their time at Covenant. Additionally, an athlete's career at the college level can also be considered in their selection of AOD.