UPPER SCHOOL (Grades 9-12)

Gloria Deo Academy strives 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.

  • GDA’s Speech & Debate Program is in the top 2% in the nation.

  • GDA students are eligible to participate in the A+ Program and earn additional scholarships and gain leadership experience.

  • GDA students memorize an entire book of the Bible each school year.

  • GDA students participate in Jr. High and High School Retreats each year. Watch the High School Retreat video here.  Watch the Jr. High Retreat video here.

  • GDA Juniors and Seniors may take dual credit classes ($65-70 per credit hour) with Drury University, Evangel University and Ozarks Technical Community College. As an Evangel Partner School, GDA graduates receive a 50% discount on tuition.

  • Since 2012, we have had 91 students graduate with an average scholarship offer of $70,909.53, totaling $6,452,767 given in scholarships.

  • GDA students score well above the State and National average on the ACT. 25.3 ACT average (MO average is 20.8; national average 20.7).

  • GDA is the only private classical school in Springfield, MO that offers Math through Calculus.

  • Guidance counselor provides weekly help for parents and students with college admission application, scholarship, FAFSA applications, and deadlines.

  • Extra-Curricular Options: Cross Country (grades 7-12), Archery (grades 4-12), Boys Basketball (grades 7-8 and 9-12), Bass Fishing (grades 4-12), Girls Volleyball (grades 7-8), Boys Golf (grades 9-12), Baseball (grades 7-12), Speech & Debate (grades 7-8 and 9-12), Cheerleading (grades 7-12), Art (all grades), Drama (grades 9-12), Band (grades 4-12), Orchestra (grades 4-12), Choir (grades 7-12), Photography (grades 9-12), Thespian Club (grades 9-12), Key Club (grades 9-12), Student Leadership, Journalism (grades 9-12), and Upper Grade Dances. 

  • Student Honors: All- State Choir, All- State Orchestra, All-State Band, Leadership Springfield, Girls and Boys State, Missouri Scholars, MSHSAA State Academic and Athletic honors, State and National Speech and Debate and Thespian tournaments. Click here to view the MSHSAA Calendar.

  • “As always, the kids from Gloria Deo [Academy] were a joy to have in class. They are consistently prepared, engaged, and they work their tails off. They are wonderful reflections of the work your faculty and staff pour into them.” Professor Porter, Drury University