What people are saying about Arma Dei Academy

Open Houses are the first Wednesday of the month (November – May). See first-hand the educational environment, and discover the nurturing, Christ-centered culture at Arma Dei Academy. We encourage you to take the first step in making the best choice for your family, and RSVP to attend our Information Open House.

You will have an opportunity to observe classes, experience the joyful environment of our school, browse through curriculum, speak with teachers and administrators, and ask questions of current parents about how Arma Dei Academy might be a good fit for your family.
My little 5 year old started her first experience with school! She had a couple rough weeks getting started, but with the help and direction from the BEST TEACHER EVER, my daughter is still LOVING school and so am I.
Our decision to send our daughter to Arma Dei was the right one! I was hesitant to send her to a Christian school because I didn’t want her experience to be “religious.” Upon visiting an open house, I had so much peace and she was enrolled.

The highlights of our experience with Arma Dei Academy are:
Relationships: The Kindie moms have quickly become some of my most treasured friends. They have supported me through an illness with my baby who was hospitalized over the holidays. They flooded our home with food, gifts and offers to help, visited us in the hospital and took care of our family. The school staff, administration and other families (we hadn’t even met) also supported us in prayer and support! Our awesome moms are always texting each other throughout the week, one mom will be running late and send out a text and within 2 seconds, three moms have said…..”I’ll wait here with your child til you get here.” It really is incredible. I appreciate the small community of like-minded families.

Character: Within the first couple weeks of school, my daughter came home talking to me about Attentiveness, then it was Obedience, Truthfulness, Generosity….etc. She sings songs about all the character qualities she has learned in school. It’s fun to her and helps me to coach her. I was so thrilled to have my daughter not just taught academically, but taught with the “whole person” in mind. She also deeply loves Jesus and prays for her school and friends. Any concerns I have had that her experience would be “religious” are gone.

Academics: There’s so much to say here, but the proof is in the development. My 5 year old 1. Reads like a champ 2. Recognizes famous paintings 3. Has been adding and subtracting double digits for months and started 1st grade math a couple weeks ago. 4. She writes her name in cursive!!! 5. Writes notes all the time and no longer reverses letters 6.Has vastly increased her vocabulary and loves homework! I also love that my husband and I get to pop in and have lunch with the kindergartners. They are like a little Italian family. Whoever talks the loudest and fastest gets heard. They are hilarious and so much fun! I also enjoy the opportunities we’ve had to serve the community over Christmas and also gather with the families for events like our Thanksgiving dinner, Dad’s cookout, School picnic, movie night and Valentine’s breakfast. The school offers a variety of opportunities to “do school” with your children and be a part of the community as a whole. I love talking about Arma Dei to our friends and community because it has been such a big part of our lives this past year.
Jolene Picone
Having sons in High School, we have a pretty good perspective on where a Kindergartner should be. My Kindergarten son is adding and subtracting two digit math equations, writing cursive, reading fluently, memorizing poems and most importantly learning God’s word. We just did not see anything like this, until the end of second grade with my older boys. Mrs Collins is wonderful, I am so thankful for Arma Dei Academy!
Marty and Sheri Magehee
Arma Dei Academy is an amazing place! It is everything I could ask for in a school and more. The staff and teachers at Arma Dei Academy love the Lord, are passionate about education and are deeply committed to their students and families. There is a cohesiveness among the staff and families that is rare in the education world. I could not feel more supported by the administration and families at Arma Dei Academy. This is an amazing school!
— Teacher
We have been extremely pleased with Arma Dei Academy. Our son attends 1st grade and he loves everything about attending Arma Dei Academy. He transferred to Arma Dei Academy late in the year from another local Christian school. His favorite subject at his previous school was recess. In comparison, at Arma Dei he will excitedly say that “learning, all of it” is his favorite subject. One memory stands out and it occurred right before the spring break. Our son was devastated that he would miss an entire week of school and wanted to visit his teacher’s house over the break! The teachers have a genuine love for Christ and a passion for teaching that overflows in the classroom. We’ve been fortunate to spend time observing the teachers in the classroom and we can see why our son enjoys learning at Arma Dei! What a blessing to experience our son thrive in a classical educational environment! We have been most impressed to see the students also display Christ-like characters. Sharing time with the parents has confirmed to us the other families attending Arma Dei Academy are committed as we are to serving, honoring and loving the Lord. We are very thankful God led us to Arma Dei Academy!
Arma Dei Parent
The Kindergarten class our daughter was in was not ideal for her so we started to look around. We came across Arma Dei and were blown away by their educational philosophy. The knowledge and character of the students impressed us. Arma Dei was gracious enough to allow us to enter in midyear.

Our daughter is on the shy end, and witnessing how the teachers (not just the Kindergarten teacher) and the administration went out of their way to welcome our daughter and make sure she thrived was overwhelming. They keep the class sizes small and you can see the benefit in the individual attention. Our daughter is grown leaps and bounds in not only her writing, reading, and math, but also in her character and attitude. We also have loved the classical approach and the integration of faith, which mesh so well. Finally, we had a rough year financially and the school worked with us to make the finances work. We have been very grateful how Arma Dei Academy has journeyed with our family.
Tatum Lehman
Arma Dei Academy has been a tremendous blessing to our family since we moved from out of state. Our girls are challenged and loved on in a small classroom environment. They come home excited about the day and eager to tell us about what they learn. We are beyond thankful that His ways and love are woven throughout their school day in this Classical and Christian education.
Thanks, Roxie
My kids are attending Arma Dei Academy. When we relocated from Texas, we chose our new home in Highlands Ranch specifically to allow our children to attend Arma Dei Academy. My children are coming from a Classical Christian school in Dallas. Because of this, they come home begging me to download classical music. They often recite poems by classical poets. They know many Psalms and hymns by heart. They hold the door for me, and stand when an adult walks into a room. They tell me Bible stories and how those apply to our daily lives. Classical Christian schooling has taught me that reading to your kids is not just a bedtime event – to read worthy books at anytime is a true treasure your kids will hold onto forever. I cannot say enough about Classical Christian Education. We are so blessed to be have found Arma Dei Academy.
Mary Sullivan Cooper
As a father of three talented children, I was dissatisfied with the level of academic rigor and spiritual preparation provided to my children at the local public school. Arma Dei Academy has been just what I have been looking for to prepare my children’s minds and hearts. With their minds fed by the great curriculum, the essential skills taught in logic, literature and science, and Biblical truths infused in every subject my children are thriving and extremely happy. Thank you founders and staff of Arma Dei! PS. I love hearing the kids so excited about Latin – a unique distinction at Arma Dei Academy!
A.W., Father
“We have been thrilled with our daughter’s kindergarten experience. She is excited to go to school every day and is reading, adding two digit numbers with ease, and writing her name in cursive. She has also memorized may Psalms and walk around quoting poetry and the cutet little songs that reinforce character traits like obedience and gratefulness. She is very ready to move on to first grade academically and has grown in personal character as well.”
Sarah and Isaac Cline
“This is a blessed classical school, where it’s still possible to tell a teacher that our children needs help with this or that…and their response is, “we’ll take care of it.” That just often doesn’t happen anymore.”
“The staff, teachers and administration are committed to education my child. The proof is visible, measurable and demonstrable each and every day. It’s amazing and beyond our biggest hopes. God is great!”
Gigi
Arma Dei Academy was the best educational decision we have ever made. Our children have been inspired and challenged by the curriculum and teachers. The teachers at Arma Dei Academy love the Lord and are passionate about education and learning. Both are contagious! Arma Dei Academy offers exactly what we were looking for – a Christian education AND high academics. It is possible to have both! Our children have been inspired, have grown spiritually, and have been challenged academically this year. My children LOVE this school!
Arma Dei Parent