Coram Deo Academy of Dallas, established in 2006, is a classical Christian school located near Hillcrest and 635. The CDA Dallas campus serves over 200 families and 390 students in grades PreK-12. We are a University-model school, offering both Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday programs for students, in addition to robust Elective, Fine Arts, and Athletic programs that meet on Fridays and after school.

Logic School | Grades 5-8

Students in grades 5 – 8 move through the Logic stage of the trivium. During this stage, they study the relationship between facts learned at the Grammar stage. Students dialogue with one another as they explore how God reveals himself through the truth, goodness, and beauty present in all subjects. For this reason, our Logic teachers integrate biblical worldview questions and discussions in every course they teach. Students grapple with the complexity of life in the safety of a Christian environment, allowing them to grow in their understanding of the Christian faith and the world they live in. During this stage, parents are encouraged to help their students grapple with these difficult questions, continuing these classroom conversations at home. Logic School core classes are available on either Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays. Logic students in the Five Day program are scheduled for a combination of core classes and learning center times Monday through Thursday. These students can also take advantage of all school-year electives which are included in the Five Day Program tuition.  
During Logic school, students are given opportunities to discover who God has created them to be through a variety of electives, sports, clubs, and events. Every class day, students gather for chapel after lunch, where they hear the Word read aloud and pray communally. In addition to chapel, all Logic school students are part of an intramural team with whom they compete throughout the year in various athletic and creative-thinking challenges. Lion Leadership Club, a CDA Dallas Logic school organization, gives students the opportunity to serve their teachers, fellow students, and greater community. Our Logic school electives, offered on Fridays, provide students the chance to explore their giftings and interests for themselves. Electives such as speech, art, computer skills, and life skills allow our students to grow in areas outside of traditional academia. We believe these opportunities will allow our students to grow as whole-people to the glory of God.

Sports & Physical Education

Our Athletics/PE program has options available to every student. Grammar students attend PE on their days at school. Additional Friday PE Electives are available to all ages as well. Pre-K through 3rd grade students play on Parent-volunteer led recreational teams that compete in local rec leagues. Beginning in the 4th grade, we offer official Athletic teams. 4th-6th grade students play in the CSAF league, 7th-8th grade students play in the IAA league, and high school students play in the TAPPS league. Current athletic offerings include Girls Volleyball, Co-ed Soccer, Co-ed Cross Country, Boys and Girls basketball, Boys Baseball, Co-ed Track and Field. Our goal in all competitive Sports is to train students to win with humility and lose with dignity.

Grammar School | Grades PreK-4

Grammar School (PK-4th) is the foundation of the trivium in classical education. We strive to create a sense of wonder and a love of learning through a Christian worldview lens during these years. The grammar stage focuses on building long-term memory such as phonics rules, spelling rules, and math facts.  Classical methodologies are used for instruction: narration, song, movement, discussion, imitation, and wonder. Phonics is taught through 2nd grade, Latin begins in 3rd grade, and cursive begins in 2nd grade. Rich, classic literature coordinates with our history timeline in each grade, and narration is incorporated with bible and history curriculum. In addition, habit training is fundamental at this level to set our students up for success as they grow. Small class sizes create a safe environment for learning and give teachers opportunities to truly know their students and families.
Grammar students begin each day in chapel. We also understand the importance of play and rest during the day, so all students have recess, PE, and lunch.  In addition to our signature program, students may attend Friday electives. There are a variety of classes to participate in from Musical Theater, Art, Spanish, Sports Skills, Great Books, and Science. These electives are designed to provide fun and enrichment to the core curriculum and are one of our favorite days of the week.


The Rhetoric School (Grades 9-12) is the pinnacle of the trivium in PreK-12 Classical education. In the Rhetoric School, students begin to seek wisdom through the content they are learning. Mastery of this stage requires the articulation of learning through oral and written expression. For CDA students this includes, but is not limited to, speeches, debates, papers, working with original source documents, and proofs in mathematics. 
Rhetoric students in the Signature Program attend core classes either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Rhetoric students in the Five Day program are scheduled for a combination of core classes and learning center times Monday through Thursday. These students can also take advantage of all school-year electives which are included in the Five Day Program tuition.  

On Fridays, Rhetoric School students have science labs, House meetings, and electives such as Musical Theater, Choir, Woodworking, and many others. 
The CDA Dallas Campus is currently building our Rhetoric School with our trailblazing Class of 2024. We currently offer grades 9 through11 for the 2022-23 school year and will add 12th grade in 2023-24.

Dallas Parent Teacher Fellowship

Our Parent Teacher Fellowship (PTF) serves our campus by building a tight-knit community among our families and teachers, supporting our campus administrators and teachers so they can do their work effectively, and advancing our school’s mission. The PTF is the umbrella for all parent volunteer opportunities on our campus. There are a variety of ways to serve with your time and talents. As a CDA Dallas parent, you are a member of our PTF and encouraged to join us!

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Monday - Friday:
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Doors open 15 minutes before classes begin.
Grammar: 8:30am - 3:00pm
Logic: 8:15am - 2:45pm
Rhetoric: 8:15am - 3:45pm

Friday class times depend on electives selected.

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    Jon Jordan 

    Dallas Headmaster, Theology Department Chair
  • Photo of Tommy McCrory

    Tommy McCrory 

    Dallas Asst. Principal Rhetoric School, LS Science Teacher
  • Photo of Jennifer Southerland

    Jennifer Southerland 

    Dallas Logic Principal
  • Photo of Michele Howard

    Michele Howard 

    Dallas GS Principal
  • Photo of Luke Hatteberg

    Luke Hatteberg 

    Dean of Students; LS/RS History, Theology, Electives - Dallas
  • Photo of Garrett Smith

    Garrett Smith 

    College Guidance; First Grade - Dallas
  • Photo of Drew Lott

    Drew Lott 

    Dallas Campus Athletic Director
  • Photo of Mandy Sisco

    Mandy Sisco 

    GS Administrative Asst.; Electives- Dallas
  • Photo of Rhonda Hillner

    Rhonda Hillner 

    Admissions Coordinator - Dallas
  • Ruthanne Wilson 

    Admin. Asst. to the Headmaster - Dallas