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4 Bible Verses To Encourage You Today

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you [...]

By |2021-03-25T11:14:38-05:00February 28th, 2021|Bible|Comments Off on 4 Bible Verses To Encourage You Today

Why are GDA students so happy?

A number of months back Carrie Jacques (River Stone Principal) was telling me that the last time they had the school's accreditation team come the one thing they said was that they had never seen students in such a rigorous academic program also seem so happy as the kids are at GDA. [...]

By |2021-03-25T12:25:13-05:00February 3rd, 2021|Classical Education|Comments Off on Why are GDA students so happy?

Thespian Troupe Crusade

On October 20th, Gloria Deo Academy’s thespian troupe inducted 5 new high school students through a fun event. While many schools in the area held formal induction ceremonies, we decided to take the induction ceremony, a medieval-themed crusade, to each of the student’s front doors. It was a fun knight for all! The International [...]

By |2021-01-14T12:04:28-06:00October 26th, 2020|Theater|Comments Off on Thespian Troupe Crusade

See You at the Pole

Gloria Deo Academy partners with parents in developing the spiritual life of GDA students. Prayer is an incredibly important part of the GDA school day. Students participate in Opening Ceremonies and recite Bible memory work and pray together every morning. On September 23, 2020, Gloria Deo Academy's Student Leadership Team led a special time [...]

By |2021-01-14T12:25:52-06:00October 21st, 2020|Bible, Prayer|Comments Off on See You at the Pole

Heart Training in Christian Classical Education

“....The goal of GDA is to develop ethical and wise individuals who will impact their community for the glory of God through service, leadership, and character.”   (excerpt from the GDA mission statement) I have had the privilege to attend several classical education seminars, workshops and lectures since joining GDA as a teacher. I remember, [...]

By |2021-01-14T12:22:38-06:00October 19th, 2020|Classical Education|Comments Off on Heart Training in Christian Classical Education

Importance of Reading Books

A Little Background on Classical Education A classical education is one that is based on the Seven Liberal Arts of learning. These  are the skills used to justify knowledge, and the learning of these skills is the traditional path students have used to train their sense of reasoning. In short, the liberal arts teach [...]

By |2020-10-15T07:36:08-05:00October 4th, 2020|education, Students|Comments Off on Importance of Reading Books

Upper Grades Art Project: Campus Perspectives

GDA students sat outside and drew what they saw around them (outdoor still life project).  The students took in their surroundings and used oil pastels to blend colors, layer, and add texture to the drawings. The following upper grades' art pieces were created by students from their surrounding at the new GDA [...]

By |2021-03-30T11:29:25-05:00September 23rd, 2020|Art, Students|Comments Off on Upper Grades Art Project: Campus Perspectives

3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work

3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work One unique component of Classical Education is memory work.  Who really enjoys memorizing a ton of material?  I don’t know of anyone who thinks this is the most enjoyable way to spend time.  However, our brains are a muscle.  Like your other muscles, the brain needs to be [...]

By |2021-03-31T10:06:02-05:00September 17th, 2020|Bible, education, Home Days, Memorization|Comments Off on 3 Strategies for Bible Memory Work

Golden Campus Update

Golden Campus Update! Dear GDA Families, Our children are back in school and great things are underway! We reached a big milestone—the first phase of the Golden remodel is complete. Thank you to our volunteers who worked hard to get both the Golden campus and River Stone campus ready for students. But the [...]

By |2021-03-31T10:37:14-05:00September 4th, 2020|education|Comments Off on Golden Campus Update
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