• GDA Application Preparing hearts and minds for Christian excellence. GDA kids learn through the proven classical approach to become strong thinkers who stand for truth.

Preparing hearts and minds for Christian excellence.

GDA kids learn through the proven Christian classical approach to become strong thinkers who stand for truth.

Gloria Deo Academy seeks to train Christian youth to glorify God by recovering the legacy of the Western Civilization. The academy respects the historic Christian faith and approaches each subject with a Biblical worldview. The academic program is designed to develop the student through classical Christian learning in the knowledge (grammar), understanding (logic, dialectic or reasoning), and wisdom (rhetoric) of each subject with increasing sophistication as age, grade level, and ability rise. Classical elements such as Latin, logic, and rhetoric, as well as good and great books are provided not only as formal classes but also are integrated across the curriculum. 

Kid Tested, Parent Approved

“Gloria Deo Academy has been a safe-haven for our family. They have, and continue, to take our kiddo’s needs into account and work closely with us to create long-term growth, reach goals, and foster a love of learning and wonder in our kids.”

“GDA has given us so much flexibility with our time, allowing us the opportunity to travel and grow as a family. Our kids are challenged academically and are being taught TRUTH. They are cared for, prayed for, and loved by their teachers. Their spiritual growth is as important as their academics. They are learning to think, articulate their thoughts and confidently speak with and to others. They have learned to budget their time and take responsibility for their work.”

“Two of my kids are fairly shy. They stay fairly quiet around other people, even when engaged. After a few years at GDA, I’ve noticed them feel more comfortable around adults and they do so much better communicating in public!”

What about sports?

GDA is a member of MSHSAA and offers a variety of sports including: Baseball, Track and Field, Archery, Bass Fishing, Volleyball, Basketball, Golf, & Cross Country. In addition, GDA is extremely competitive in Speech & Debate producing MSHSAA state champions and national qualifiers.

Is it affordable?

GDA is more affordable than most private schools. Payments can be spread throughout the year and the university style helps keep uniforms, lunches, books, and other costs low.

Will this will take too much of my time?

After certain grade levels, kids are expected to work more on their own at home. This teaches them very important life skills. They learn to take control of their education, manage their schedule, and meet the requirements expected of them.

Will my child fit in?

Gloria Deo Academy is the perfect fit for all kids. We’ve found that the Christian environment and expectations dissolves nearly all issues related to behavior, bullying, and drama.

What if we tried homeschooling and it did not work for our family?

We can’t promise you that Gloria Deo Academy will work where other attempts failed. But commited parents will find guidance and partnership from the school faculty and staff as well as fellow parents.

Am I a capable teacher for my children?

A core foundation of Gloria Deo Academy is collaboration and partnership. Parents are not expected to become experts on every subject. Instead, parents manage learning-at-home by letting their child take control of their own education and guiding them through the process.

Additionally, many parents build relationships with other parents so their kids can collaborate in learning with each other as well.

Is GDA Accredited?

Yes! GDA is a fully accredited member of the  (ISACS)

Is Church involvement required?

Yes!  In order to attend and maintain enrollment at GDA, regular church attendance and involvement is required for both the parents and students.

Tell me more about Kindergarten screening?

Expectations For Pre-Kindergarten Concepts

  • Identifying letters, beginning knowledge of some letter sounds
  • Counting to 20
  • Writing their name
  • Identifying colors and shapes
  • Identifying and writing numbers 1-10
  • Motor skills
    • Jumping on one foot
    • Coloring in the lines
    • Cutting on the lines with safety scissors
    • Hopping on one foot

Expectations When You Arrive For The Screening. 

  • Check the SignUpGenius website to know when your screening
    appointment is scheduled.
  • Arrive about 10 minutes early, so your student has time to relax and use the restroom if needed.
  • There is no testing fee.
  • The student will be tested by one of the school’s test administrators.
  • Parents will wait outside the classroom.
  • The screening should take about 20 minutes
  • The test administrator will communicate the screening results immediately following the screening.

Expectations After the Screening Day

  • If the student passed the screening, GDA will see what seats are available and communicate that with you via email.
  • If the student did not pass, GDA will attempt to schedule a retesting day before April.
  • Once the student has passed the screening, and there is confirmation of an open seat (at the agreed upon campus), the next step for prospective families will be to schedule a family interview. GDA will reach out to your family to schedule this meeting. We require the father, mother, and student applying to attend the family interview.
  • At the family interview, further information about the school will be presented. The administer and prospective family will seek to determine if a partnership with GDA would be a good fit for both parties. If the school agrees that GDA will be a good fit for the family, an enrollment invitation will be emailed to the family by the principal who conducted the interview.

The Future is Bright!

At GDA, your kids can learn to take control of their education. See them make an impact on our community for the glory of God.

You want the best education for your kids.

But sometimes you wonder…

  • what are they learning?

  • are they being challenged?

  • do the new educational fads work?

  • will they face bullying or drama?

  • are they growing?

  • will they reach their full potential?

I understand. These are some of the questions I faced when I followed God’s call to start Gloria Deo Academy. And during the last 19 years, we’ve seen over 3,000 kids flourish at GDA.

Our time-tested approach challenges kids to meet their full potential. We practice a Christian, classical education that creates strong thinkers who aren’t afraid to stand up for the truth.

I’d love for you to schedule an educational consultation and see what we’re like.
—Joy Davis, Head of School

GDA Head of School

Request More Information

Should you desire more information than is available on our website, please email us and our Admissions Office will contact you. If you have not already done so, please consider making an appointment. We would very much like to meet you and encourage you to tour our school.

How to Apply

The process for enrollment includes account creation, email verification, application and testing fees, and a family interview.

The first step is to apply online. You will then receive an email containing a verification link. Once your email address has been verified, you will be able to login to your account and create a new student application for your child.

A non-refundable fee of $75 must be submitted with each application.

After submitting the application, you will be able to track your admissions status by logging in to your account. In addition, you will be able to print the completed application, monitor when the school receives any applicable supplemental forms and, if necessary, reprint the forms.

We appreciate your interest and hope to assist you any way we can. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us at .

Gloria Deo Academy admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. Gloria Deo Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Gloria Deo Academy does reserve the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, philosophical compatibility, and a willingness to cooperate with the Gloria Deo Administration and abide by its policies.

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