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Covington Independent Public School System

With an enrollment of nearly 4,000 students, the Covington Independent Public Schools is the largest independent school system in the State of Kentucky. The district has a preschool, five elementary schools, one middle school, one high school and an alternative program. Covington also is one of few high schools in Kentucky that operates its own career and technical center.

Kenton County School District

The southern portion of Covington is served by the The Kenton County School District, which is the fifth largest district in Kentucky.

Parochial Schools

Covington is home to several Catholic schools that are managed by the Diocese of Covington. Click here to see a listing of elementary and high schools operated by the Diocese.

Higher Education


Kenton County Public Library serves the public from locations in Covington, Independence, and Erlanger. In 2013 and 2014, it was the only Star Ranked library in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Their Covington branch is located at 502 Scott Blvd., Covington, KY 41011.

Workshops & Training

Safety Training

The City of Covington Fire Department offers fire safety education to all 4th grade students in the City of Covington. Lieutenant Larry Cappel has been the fire department’s fire safety educator for almost 20 years. For more information contact Lieutenant Larry Cappel, Fire Safety Educator, at 859.356.6809 or lcappel@covingtonky.gov

The Fire Department also has access to a “Fire Safety House” that can be used for educational purposes for events and festivals within the City. The Fire Safety House features simulated smoke and fire events to educate the public on how to safely get out of a building, should a fire occur. Schedule the fire safety house for your community event. Contact Company 1 at least 30 days prior to the event.

Historic Preservation Education

NKY Restoration Weekend is an annual educational conference that provides free access for both professionals and private property owners to continuing education on different topics related to owning, maintaining and rehabilitating historic buildings.

Additionally, Gateway Community & Technical College, Progress with Preservation and the City of Covington have collaborated to develop the Historic Preservation Trades program. For more information and to register for courses, click here.