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New student admission for the 2023-2024 school year will open November 1st. 

Steps to Admissions

List of 6 items.

  • 1. Get to Know Us

    Visit your preferred campus by registering for an admissions event. CDA policies and expectations may be found in the Reference Manual for Parents and Students. 
  • 2. Apply and Pay Application Fee Online Beginning November 1

    Admission will open at 12 NOON on November 1.

    Families who are new to CDA will begin by creating a family account and following the prompts to create the new student application. Currently enrolled CDA families may apply for a new student from their CDA family login.

    Rhetoric school candidates (grades 9 and above) have a brief section to complete. You may save the application in progress until your student is available to submit responses. 

    Application Fees
    • Grades PreK – 1st: $200 (includes admissions testing fee)
    • Grades 2 – 4: $100 - Parents pay the testing fee directly to the test provider (ERB)
    • Grades 5 – 12: $125 - Parents pay the testing fee directly to the test provider (ERB)
     
    Please note: application fees are nonrefundable.
  • 3. Submit Required Documents

    Please upload copies of the following items directly to your child's application from your CDA family login created in Step 2:
    • Birth certificate
    • Immunization records
    • Recent family photo
    • Recent student photo
    • Past two years of school records, including past and current grade reports (grades 1-8) or high school transcript (grades 9+) as well as the results of any past standardized testing (if student has tested)
    After you have applied online, your admissions coordinator will email you instructions for requesting the required reference/recommendation forms. These forms are completed by the recommender and submitted directly to CDA:
    • Church Reference Form (one per family)
    • Christian Character Reference Form (for RS applicants only)
    • Principal Recommendation Form*
    • Math Teacher Recommendation Form*
    • English Teacher Recommendation Form*
    • Homeschooled Student Recommendation Form* (in lieu of Principal/Teacher Recommendation Forms if currently homeschooling)
    *Not required for PreK and Kindergarten applicants.
  • 4. Complete Admission Assessments

    Registration instructions will be emailed after your application is received. Candidates for Grades 2 and above take the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) at a CDA campus. Please note, CDA does not allow testing with accommodations. The ISEE testing fee is paid directly to ERB by the applicant’s family. Registration instructions will be sent by your admissions coordinator. See ISEE Quick Facts Guide
  • 5. Attend your Family Interview

    Meeting with your school principal is an important part of our admission process. 
  • 6. Admission Decisions

    Offers of admission are given in the spring. Late applicants will be considered if space is available.

What's Next?

After you have been accepted, the following events and information will help you prepare for a successful and smooth transition to Coram Deo Academy.

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Register for Electives

    CDA offers a rich selection of elective classes for students in grades K-12. Rhetoric School (high school) students have required electives, such as science labs and fine arts on Fridays. Students on athletic teams may need to attend practices before and after school on both at-home learning days and on-campus learning days.

    New students must complete the admissions process and be enrolled in order to register for athletics and fine arts as well as make core selections such as foreign language, AP/dual credit, and science labs.

    Elective tuition is non-refundable after July 31. The complete electives policy, including drop/change fees, may be found 
    here. Please contact your school office/registrar for assistance with electives questions and schedule adjustments.
  • 2. Events for New Families

    Once enrolled, you will be invited to join campus specific events designed to help new families acclimate to Coram Deo Academy and connect with others in our community. Typically held in late spring or early summer, new and returning families get together to learn how to prepare for the coming school year.
  • 3. Order Books and Uniforms

    Although some curriculum items are distributed in the classroom, the majority of books are purchased by the family. Summer Reading information usually is available in May. The School Year Book List generally is published by mid-summer. Parents of newly enrolled students will receive information on how to access the book list when it is released.

    Parents also are responsible for ordering uniforms before the start of school.
  • 4. Academic Preparation

    In addition to required summer reading, various summer camps may be offered for optional enrichment. If extra math or other academic preparation is needed, this will be discussed in your family interview. 

    Students entering 6th grade and above with no previous Latin exposure are required to participate in Latin Summer Camp prior to the start of school. Choose the date/location which best fits your family's summer schedule:

    LATIN CAMP DATES FOR SUMMER OF 2023:
    Session 1: the week of June 12, hosted at the Collin County Campus
    Session 2: the week of June 26, hosted at the Dallas Campus
    Session 3: the week of July 17, hosted at the Flower Mound Campus

    If your child has studied Latin, arrangements can be made for a placement test by contacting the school office.
  • 5. Attend Parent Orientation (August 7-11, 2023)

    Because of the collaborative nature of CDA's model, orientations are mandatory; this ensures the best possible start to our educational partnership. Orientations typically are scheduled the week prior to the first day of school and at least one parent must attend. At the logic and rhetoric school levels (grades 5-12), students often participate as well. Please consult the campus calendar for specific dates/times and watch for email announcements from your school principal.
Do you have additional questions?  Please check out our FAQ's or contact your Admissions Coordinator.

Admissions Staff

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Barbara Rogers

    Mrs. Barbara Rogers 

    Director of Admissions
    (972) 268-9434
    Bio
  • Photo of Jan Geist

    Mrs. Jan Geist 

    District Admissions Coordinator
    (972) 691-5648 ext 4830
  • Photo of Joda Crow

    Mrs. Joda Crow 

    Admissions Coordinator - CC
    (972) 675-7317
  • Photo of Rhonda Hillner

    Mrs. Rhonda Hillner 

    Admissions Coordinator - Dallas
    (972)-385-6410 ext 3804
  • Photo of Jennifer Musgrove

    Mrs. Jennifer Musgrove 

    Admissions Coordinator - FM
    (972)-675-7302
We are excited that you are interested in becoming part of our Christian, classical, and collaborative community. Coram Deo Academy is a covenantal Christian school requiring at least one parent be a professing Christian and actively involved in a local church adhering to the Nicene Creed