School History
 
In 1998, three home school families decided to pool their ideas, resources and talents to birth an academically challenging, biblically-based classical school which honored the primary role of parents in the education of their children. They started the first year in 1999 of what was then called Flower Mound Classical Christian School with 57 students in grades 6 through 12.
 
In 2002, the school changed its name to Coram Deo Academy which means “…in the presence of God.” That same year, the grades were expanded to K-12. Over the next 4 years, Coram Deo Academy opened two additional campuses in the DFW Metroplex becoming the first fully accredited classical school District in the North Texas metropolitan area.

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  • One school, multiple campuses

    Coram Deo Academy is one school with multiple campuses in the Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex. Our locations in Plano (Collin County), Dallas, and Flower Mound serve more than 850 Christian families. We have one mission and the same vision. The curriculum and academic standards are the same for each campus.
  • Faith matters

    79% of the Class of 2020 volunteered at their church while 71% went on a mission trip during their rhetoric (high school) years.

    To see a list of churches that our students attend, please click here.
  • Interdenominational student body

    The families of Coram Deo Academy must adhere to the Christian faith. We worship in over 260 local churches.
  • Total enrollment of 1465 students (district)

    1466 students started the 2020-2021 school year at our three campuses:
    • Collin County –  over 520 students in grades PreK-12
    • Dallas – over 200 students in grades PreK-9 (10th coming next year!)
    • Flower Mound –  730 students in grades PreK-12
  • Small class sizes

    The average class size at Coram Deo Academy is 14 students. Coupled with our collaborative approach, our students get a lot of individual attention!
  • Above average test scores

    Students at CDA outpace the national and state averages for college admissions tests. For the Class of 2020 the average SAT (CR+Math) score was 1226 and the ACT average was a composite score of 26.9.


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  • 90% of the 2020 graduates were offered scholarships

    The class of 2020 had 82 graduates including 1 National Merit Finalist, 1 National Merit Hispanic Scholar and 2 National Merit Commended students.  Thirteen students were offered scholarships of at least $100,000 with 30 students were offered Presidential or Provost Scholarships. This class was offered over $10,976,562 in scholarships.
  • Exceptional pass rate for AP Exams

    The Class of 2021 is required to take 2 AP classes and has the opportunity to take 10 additional AP/Dual Credit courses. In 2020, CDA had 149 students taking 252 AP tests with a pass rate of 69%. The average pass rate on AP exams for Texas Students in  2020 was 52%.
  • 19 National Merit Finalists

    Since 2007, CDA has had a total of 19 National Merit Finalists, 11 Hispanic Scholars, and 51 Commended graduates.
  • Excellence in fine arts

      CDA students shine when it comes to fine arts.  Here are some of our accolades:
      • ART: Several CDA students participated in the 4th Annual Truth Goodness Beauty Art competition with entries from 11 Christian schools across Texas. CDA Students earned 14 medals across all major categories with 6 taking 1st place, 3 taking 2nd place and five 3rd place. One student received Best of Show.  Fourteen CDA artists received top scores on ALL 17 entries and were awarded regional medals among almost 2,000 entries at the Visual Art Scholastic Event (VASE) Texas Regional Competition. Three CDA student advanced to the VASE State competition.  One CDA artist is a finalist for the ACCS Blakely Prize for Drawing and two are finalist for this prize for Painting.  Five CDA artists had the honor of creating custom portraits of 5 Rohingya refugees in Malaysia through the Memory Project.
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      • BAND: CDA placed 20 students in All State Band - the most students from all private schools in Texas!  Twenty-two soloists and 13 ensembles advanced to TPSMEA State Solo & Ensemble. Symphonic Band received the Sweepstakes award for the 7th year in a row with straight 1's from all three judges at TPSMEA Concert and Sight Reading Contest.
      • CHOIR: Consistent state level superior rankings for solo & ensemble - 9 years running! Eight student made the TPSMEA All Region Choir and 1 student made the TPSMEA All State Choir.  Fifty-one students competed at the Regional level earning 66 first division medals. Thirty-five choir students participated in Concert and Sight Reading for the first time earning perfect scores in both the concert and sight-reading portions resulting in a Sweepstakes Trophy!
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      • DRAMA: The One-Act Play has been to the state meet 5 times in the last 5 years and placed second in 2015 and 2017.  Cast and crew have been awarded numerous all-star and honorable mention individual awards, including Best Actress at the state meet.  CDA Theatre performed their first dinner/dessert theatre with the musical "Oklahoma!" in 2017. In 2018, the One Act play placed 3rd at District with 3 All-Star and 3 Honorable Mention All-Star cast and crew awards.
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      • SPEECH & DEBATE: The CDA speech team competes in Texas Forensic League, Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools, and National Speech and Debate Association.  There were 9 Finalists in multiple speaking events at Texas Forensic Association Tournaments and 1 Texas Forensic Association State Speech quarterfinalist in informative speaking.  Others received 3rd and 8th place in TAPPS State Solo Acting and 2nd place State Runner up in TAPPS State Persuasive Speaking.  Students were named TAPPS State Champion in Prose Reading and in Original Oratory.  CDA has one National Individual Events Tournament of Champions qualifier in Informative Speaking
      • YEARBOOK: Our 2017-2018 yearbook won first place at University Model® School International’s annual yearbook competition and 6th place in the TAPPS competition.
    • Accomplished student athletes

      Our student athletes had a great year in the classroom and on the field of play::

      TAPPS honors juniors and seniors who excel academically and athletically. This year, we honor 23 students for Academic All State Honors.
      • Our programs accomplished the following achievements:
      • 7 of 8 team sports made the playoffs
      • 5 Regional and Area Championships
      • 3 District Championships
      • 16 Regional Finalist Appearances
       At the State Level, our student athletes received:
      • 7 First Team All-State Awards
      • 9 Second Team All-State Awards
      • 5 Honorable Mention All-State Awards
       At the District Level, our student athletes received:
      • 34 First Team All-District Honors
      • 21 Second Team All-District Honors
      • 9 Honorable Mention All-District Honors
      Individual Awards:
      • 4 District MVPs
      • 5 Offensive/Defensive MVPs
      • 4 Newcomer of the Year
      • 2 Positions of the Year