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Announcing Partnership with SBU

By |April 4th, 2024|Development, Students, Upper Grades|

Gloria Deo Academy is thrilled to announce that we have entered into an official partnership agreement with Southwest Baptist University. This is an exciting time to be a GDA Lion! Partnership Details: 50% off SBU tuition discount for GDA graduates 10% off SBU graduate-level tuition (master’s and doctoral)* SBU's Vice President for Enrollment and [...]

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About the A+ Scholarship Program

By |March 22nd, 2024|Opening Ceremonies|

The A+ Scholarship Program is a unique program that provides scholarship funds to eligible graduates of A+ designated high schools. One interesting aspect of this program is that participating students must provide 50 hours of tutoring to others. This opportunity not only qualifies them for the scholarship funds but also reinforces Gloria Deo Academy’s [...]

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Peace in the Preparation Period

By |February 6th, 2024|Bible, Opening Ceremonies, Students, Upper Grades|

Looking to the life of Esther in the Bible, GDA Upper Grade student, Destiny, shares how we can trust God to give us peace during Opening Ceremonies. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control.  Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit In every season of [...]

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Shepherd’s Dinner

By |December 22nd, 2023|Bible, Community Impact, Students, Upper Grades|

Keep Christ in Christmas  With the busyness of the Christmas season, how do we keep Christ in Christmas? Several GDA Upper Grade students gathered recently to celebrate the gift of Jesus’ birth through a simple and solemn event called a “Shepherd’s Dinner.” Inspired by Sally Clarkson, Matt and Megan Dove opened their home to [...]

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GDA Senior Delivers Banquet Speech

By |December 14th, 2023|Classical Education, Community Impact, education, Students, Upper Grades|

GDA senior, Evan Fincher, delivered a speech on the significance of Christian education in his life at the 2023 All in His Time Banquet. He expounded on the ideal qualities that Gloria Deo Academy aims to instill in its students. Thank you, Evan, for sharing your school experience.  GDA Impacted My Life Gloria [...]

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Gloria Deo Academy Presents Annual Christmas Concerts and Programs

By |December 1st, 2023|Art, Band, Choir, Community Impact, Events, GDA Joplin, Lower Grades, Orchestra, Students, Upper Grades|

Gloria Deo Academy presents the annual Lower School Christmas Concerts on Monday, December 4th and Tuesday, December 5th. Additionally, the Band, Orchestra, and Choir Concert performs on Tuesday, December 12th. The Gloria Deo Academy family is invited to attend and join the school in celebrating the birth of Jesus this Christmas. No tickets are [...]

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Gloria Deo Academy Athletics Department Adds Cheerleading

By |November 27th, 2023|Athletics, Upper Grades|

Photo credit: Summer Nicole Photography 1 Thessalonians 5:11  "Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."  History of the Cheer Program  In 2023, Gloria Deo Academy expanded its MSHSAA activity offerings for upper school students by adding cheerleading. Cheerleading is a wonderful extracurricular for [...]

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Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers

By |November 23rd, 2023|Classical Education, Lower Grades, Memorization, Opening Ceremonies|

Each year before Thanksgiving break, Gloria Deo Academy lower grade students present Thanksgiving themed poems, songs, and Bible memory work for GDA parents. The 4th graders study the history about the first Thanksgiving and recite a beautiful poem entitled "Landing of the Pilgrim Fathers" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans. We are thankful for our [...]

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Annie Jr. by Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade Students

By |November 12th, 2023|Community Impact, Lower Grades, Theater|

Successful Performance of Annie Jr. by Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade Students  It was a fall to remember for Gloria Deo Academy Lower Grade (elementary grades, 2-6) students, who put on a fantastic performance of Annie Jr. under the leadership of Mrs. Gray. The cast and crew delivered a remarkable show, which was completely [...]

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