Speech Meet

Arma Dei students participated with Augustine Classical Academy in Speech Meet Finals. Speech Meet is an opportunity that utilizes classical educational pedagogy and challenges students to develop the skills of memorization, public speaking, and social grace. We commend the hard work and diligent practice of our finalists, but beyond this competition, we ultimately hope that all of our students will carry on these valuable skills and use their speech to worship God and bless their neighbors.

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Recitation & Art Showcase

As an essential part of their classical education, Arma Dei students learn the art of recitation. This vital skill helps students retain knowledge, requires unique mental faculties distinct from writing or reading, and builds a strong foundation in public speaking. This week, our students shared their recitation pieces at our Pastor Appreciation breakfast and annual Recitation and Art showcase. We are so proud of their performances and the diligent work of our teachers and students!

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Celebrating 10 Years

https://vimeo.com/645315097/90fdc03092 Dear Arma Dei Families and Friends,Sitting around a dining room table in the Spring of 2012, the founding families of Arma Dei Academy took a leap of faith and penned the following words. 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. At the time, they had no idea what putting their hands to the plough (Luke 9:62) would entail or the impact that decision would have on hundreds of students and families in the ensuing decade. We, the…

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Why Your Student Needs Latin

By Mr. Tyler Gregory, Grammar & Logic School Latin TeacherI get it. It’s a dead language. You can’t speak it with anyone in the world. There’s too much to memorize. It won’t matter on your resume. So why do classical educators still insist on teaching Latin?  It’s hard to detect, but there’s a subtle assumption behind these kinds of criticisms. It goes like this: education is just a means to some financial end. Latin clearly does not achieve that end. Therefore, Latin is – to put it bluntly – “useless.” But this reasoning is troubling. It conceals a modern priority that…

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Mountaineering Day

On this year’s Mountaineering Day, our 6th-9th graders, along with teachers and parent chaperones, embraced a full day of hiking in the Rocky Mountains. This PE Day included a 13’r and three 14’rs, and challenged everyone to practice perseverance, encourage one another, and delight in God’s stunning handiwork. Our climbers enjoyed clear skies and sunshine as they overcame mental and physical obstacles, taking one step at a time until summiting their peaks. Many students cheered as they achieved victory at the top of their mountains, including the entire 9th-grade class who successfully summited their 14r! We are so proud of our…

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First & Third Grade Book Buddies

This week, Mrs. Waltz's 1st-grade and Mrs. Winter's 3rd-grade classes joined together, allowing the 3rd-grade students to share their best reading fluency strategies with their 1st-grade book buddy! Students will meet with their book buddies twice a month as they grow together to appreciate reading. 

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Homeschool Collaborative

Every Tuesday morning, all three Homeschool Collaborative classes gather first thing to worship and learn the Dwell songs with Mrs. Kochie. This is a beautiful way for our homeschool students to start the day together and participate in Arma Dei’s unique Scripture memory program.

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