History

 

Arma Dei Academy was founded in June 2012 by four families who desired to pursue an excellent Christian education for their children but more importantly, for the greater good of generations to come.

Looking for both excellent academics and strong faith-based curriculum, these families invested their time and resources to investigate classical Christian education through books, conferences, and by visiting many classical Christian schools throughout the United States. 

These efforts further convinced them of the need to provide a classical Christian education, not only for their own children, but as a ministry for their surrounding communities. As the school began to become a reality, the name “Arma Dei” was suggested by Jennifer Wenger, who would later become a teacher at the school. 

The name means Armor of God in Latin and was chosen by the founding families because classical Christian education supports and encourages students as they learn to put on the whole armor of God (Ephesians 6).

Shortly after its formation, the founding families then collaborated to develop the following mission statement: To glorify God by providing an excellent classical Christian education founded upon a biblical worldview which equips students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others.

These families took a leap of faith and committed to open the school in 2012. A facility was secured in Highlands Ranch, teachers were miraculously found and hired, and curriculum was selected and purchased.

The founding families relied on several schools and administrators within the Association of Classical Christian Schools, a national organization. These individuals, including Douglas Wilson, Matt Whitling, Rodney and Robi Marshall, and many others were instrumental in the modeling and mentoring they provided to the founding families and teachers at Arma Dei Academy

Our Journey Begins

Four families set out to pursue excellence and educate the next generation in academics and a biblical worldview. Arma Dei Academy began with nine students.

2012-2013
2013-2014

We broke ground at our new facility, celebrated, and commenced the school year with 25 students.

Sixty-seven students filled our brand-new facility bursting with excitement and hope. Seven stellar new staff members were hired.

2014-2015
2015-2016

Continuing to grow, the student body was now 103. Facility highlights included the building of a new turf field and playground expansion.

Advancement, improvement, and expansion in every area: 132 students, six new staff members, a second 4th grade class, and a second Kindergarten section. By God’s grace, an additional 6.55 acres was donated to the school.

2016-2017
2017-2018

Phase I of the Facilities Expansion begins. The school now has 165 students and an additional 1st grade section and 5th grade section.

The school year begins with over 200 students. Your generous support made Phase 1 possible. Thank you!

2018-2019
2019-2020

We are thrilled to see the fruits of our collective labors and God’s grace in the kinds of students we have and the community we’ve fostered and strive to cultivate for years to come.

Our Mission Continues

Our mission is to glorify God by providing an excellent classical Christian education founded upon a biblical worldview which equips students to live purposefully and intelligently in service to God and others. We will remain steadfast and immovable, continuing to pursue this mission with complete dependence upon the Lord.

The school is forever grateful for the Cartwright, Macdonald, Nossaman and Vigil families and their commitment to classical Christian education.

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