What About That Second C: Classical?

“By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches.” -Proverbs 24:3-4 Core Values...Christian, Classical, Collaborative  We hear them often as part of the GDA family, and as teachers and students we repeat them daily in our mission statement. [...]

By |2023-09-23T16:39:49-05:00September 23rd, 2023|Classical Education, education|0 Comments

New Journalism Class at GDA

New Journalism Class at GDA This year, GDA offered an all new journalism class that students can take during the last hour of the school day known as the “arts hour.” Joining the lineup of band, orchestra, choir, photography, art, and drama, journalism is the only one that qualifies as a “practical art.” [...]

By |2023-03-04T17:20:09-06:00March 3rd, 2023|education, Upper Grades|Comments Off on New Journalism Class at GDA

The Privilege of Christian Education

The Privilege of Christian Education Upper Grade student Emily Garoutte gave a testimonial at the GDA All In His Time Banquet and the 2023 State of the School Address. Emily spoke about her educational journey as a student of both public and private education. She credits her experience with Christian classical education at [...]

By |2023-03-03T18:27:05-06:00January 17th, 2023|Classical Education, education, Students|Comments Off on The Privilege of Christian Education

The Educated Citizen Project 

The Educated Citizen Project by Kristie Stoddard Our curriculum choices are critical in the educating of our children, primarily because of the worldview inherent in books and resources we use. During our school-at-home days, I find I need a quick lesson myself on a subject area in order to be conversant with my children, [...]

By |2023-01-05T16:31:03-06:00November 10th, 2022|education|Comments Off on The Educated Citizen Project 

MOScholars, Missouri’s K-12 Scholarship Program Announced at Gloria Deo Academy

MOScholars, Missouri’s K-12 Scholarship Program Announced at Gloria Deo Academy ⁣ Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick held a news conference at Gloria Deo Academy at the beginning of July announcing the MOScholars, Missouri’s K-12 Scholarship Program.⁣ ⁣ “𝘔𝘺 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘮𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘭𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘯 𝘪𝘯 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘸𝘦’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 [...]

By |2022-07-19T10:03:31-05:00July 19th, 2022|Community Impact, education, Students|Comments Off on MOScholars, Missouri’s K-12 Scholarship Program Announced at Gloria Deo Academy

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 |2022-04-11T13:24:09-05:00October 4th, 2020|education, Students|Comments Off on Importance of Reading Books

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

Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

Helpful Home Day Tips The first helpful home day tip is to start your day with prayer and focused time with the Lord. Pray with your child when they are struggling -- patience, attention, understanding, etc. Go over memory work as a family – works great during meal times. Record memory work on [...]

By |2022-09-02T12:21:22-05:00August 13th, 2020|Home Days|Comments Off on Helpful Home Day Tips for Your students!

Back to School Anxieties

Back to School Anxieties As we gear back up for school, you may notice some behavioral changes in your child. Back to school anxieties are normal. He might be extra clingy when you leave to run an errand. She might revert back to using a whiny voice that she hasn’t used in years. Your [...]

By |2021-04-01T11:13:14-05:00July 30th, 2020|education, Students|Comments Off on Back to School Anxieties
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