UPPER SCHOOL

  • GDA’s Speech & Debate Program is in the top 20% 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.

  • The 65 GDA graduates have received over $5,013,698 in scholarship offers.

  • GDA students score well above the State and National average on the ACT.

  • 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, Archery, JH Boys Basketball, Bass Fishing, JH Girls Volleyball, JH & HS Speech & Debate, Art, Drama, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Photography, Thespian Club, Key Club, Student Leadership, and Prom. This year we are adding High School Boys’ Golf and High School Baseball.

  • 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.

  • “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