GDA Student Reading Mission

Our Vision:

It is the vision of Gloria Deo Academy to educate the whole student in order to graduate young men and women who will use their God-given strengths and talents to live lives of significance for the glory of God.

Our Mission:

Gloria Deo Academy partners with parents to educate students in a historic biblical worldview through a rigorous classical curriculum. 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.

Core Values:

Christian, Classical, Collaborative

Uncommon Approach. Exceptional Results.

At Gloria Deo Academy, we take an unconventional approach to education. This has made GDA one of Springfield’s largest and fastest-growing private schools.

Our approach is designed to develop students through classical Christian learning in the knowledge (grammar), understanding (logic), and wisdom (rhetoric) of each subject with increasing sophistication as age, grade, and ability rise.

Student Success Is Our Focus:

  • Our graduates have received over $5 million in scholarship offers

  • Dual enrollment with Evangel, Drury, or OTC

  • Eligibility for the A+ program

  • The only private classical school in Springfield that offers math through Calculus

  • Fully accredited through ISACS

  • Speech and Debate programs rank in the top 20% in the nation.

  • Public speaking skills begin in Kindergarten

  • Extracurricular: band, choir, orchestra, archery, basketball, volleyball, cross country, bass fishing, art, and drama

GDA Pledge Mission

Building Young Leaders:

But your children are called to more than good grades and educational achievement. As they develop into ethical and wise young adults, they will impact their community for the glory of God.

Space for new students is limited and seats fill up fast. If you want to learn more about GDA, attend our upcoming information meeting and see if we’re right for your family.