Collin County | Plano

The Collin County Campus was originally established in 2004 with K – 8th grade.  In 2009, we were blessed to start our high school, and in May 2013, we celebrated our first graduating class.   In January 2015, the Collin County campus moved into their newly constructed campus combining all grades.  The new facility is complete with classrooms, science labs, a gym, stage and playground.  The Collin County Campus serves over 430 students attending grades PreK through 12th.

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  • Grammar School

    Students in grades PreK-4 are at the grammar stage of learning with a focus on breaking new concepts down to the required fundamental skills or facts and mastering them through memorizing jingles, chants, and songs.  Each class also has an annual festival which gives students the opportunity to share what they have learned with their fellow classmates and parents - it is fun way to start public speaking at an early age!
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  • Logic School

    Students in grades 5-8 are moving through the Logic stage of learning.  During this stage, they study the relationship of facts they learned at the grammar stage and how they fit or work together.  They also are examining arguments.  Although Bible is not a separate subject after 5th grade, a Biblical worldview is interwoven into the teaching of all subjects. 

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  • High School

    Students in high school are striving to master the Rhetoric stage of learning.  This stage requires students to articulate their learning through oral and written expression.  They do this through speeches, debates and papers, as well as, proofs in mathematics. 

    “CDA is teaching our children to think with a Biblical worldview ...

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Grammar, Logic and High School students and teachers have chapel services once a month. The purpose of chapel is to bring students together for a time of corporate worship and a message that focuses on the greatness of God and His work in our lives in a way that would be applicable to Coram Deo students. This time is designed to heighten our awareness of Christ and integrate Him more into our everyday lives.

Parent Community

In Collin County we have several ways for parents to be involved and build community with the teachers and each other.  The best way to do this is through the PTF, Parent Teacher Fellowship.  The PTF serves CDA in three primary ways.  First, they serve as a volunteer base for many of the activities that happen in the classrooms, such as Room Moms, class parties, and Hot Lunch service.  Secondly, they help equip the school through fundraising.  They strive to make our fundraisers fun for the students, but also easy on the parents.  Our most successful is the Hot Lunch program.  We use caterers, like Chick-fil-A, that the children like, and the parents look forward to not having to make a lunch one day a week!  Lastly, and most importantly, our PTF organizes a monthly prayer meeting to pray for the school – students, faculty and administrators.  If you are an enrolled family at the Collin County campus, you are already a member of the PTF, so come and join us!

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Contact Us

(469) 854-1300
9645 Independence Parkway; Plano, TX 75025

Monday - Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm 

Grammar:  7:55 am - 2:25 pm (M/W or T/Th)
Logic/HS:   8:05 am - 2:45 pm (M/W or T/Th)

* NOTE: Friday class times depend on electives selected.  After school electives are also available

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  • Toby Oaks 

    Campus Administrator, Upper School Director (5-12), HS Theology - CC
  • Stephanie Garland 

    Grammar School Director & HS English - CC
  • Sherryl Magee 

    Assistant to Campus Director & CC College Guidance
  • Jennifer Dickinson 

    Collin County Administrative Asst
  • Jan Geist 

    Collin County Admissions Coordinator & District Admissions Assistant
    (972) 675-7317

Collin County Campus News

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  • Grades 6-12 Boots Policy

    Hello 6th-12th grade families, per our Student-Parent handbook, here is our update on our "boot" policy as we enter into Thanksgiving break:

    Boots: may be worn from the week after the Thanksgiving holiday until Spring Break to promotewarmth and comfort during cold weather while changing classes.
    • Boots should be of one color: tan, brown, black, gray or navy
    • Minimal Ornamentation is allowed
    • Boots should be below the knee; ankle boots are allowed
    • Boots should be warm with a heel height of less than1 ½ inches
    • Rain boots are allowed on rainy days throughout the year
    This year, the District policy has been updated to apply to just grades 6-12 (boots are not allowed for grades  pK-5.  The PreK-4 students will need normal shoes for gym class). 
  • #GivingTuesday - Collin County

    #GivingTuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
    #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their Christmas and end-of-year giving.
    Thanksgiving is a good time to remember the blessings CDA has brought to each of our families – priceless family time, loving and capable teachers, a place for our students to grow in their understanding and application of their faith – to name a few.
    Coram Deo Academy will participate in this wonderful program again this year. It’s a great day to give. Shop for the school while shopping for the rest of your family.
    If you would like to give something specific, then please choose something off our Christmas Wish List! (See below) Please designate on the form when you give.

  • Collin County Speech Team Honors

    On Saturday, Nov 4, 11th grader Loren Campbell and 10th grader Scott Messick competed in their first speech tournament, representing a combined Coram Deo team of Collin County and Flower Mound students. Although it was their first tournament, they finished second out of over 20 teams competing in their event.  Congratulations, Loren and Scott!

    The Coram Deo Academy-Collin County team is coached by faculty member Hope Larimer, in conjunction with our Flower Mound team led by faculty member Gerri Colvin.
  • Applying the Classical Model: Debating over Jackson

    On Tuesday, Nov 7, Jason Stult's 12th grade History class had a debate over the merits of President Andrew Jackson and invited Mrs. Crow's 5th grade Tues/Thurs history class to observe.  Andrew Jackson was a controversial figure and is remembered as a president who made some positive contributions, but was he a good president? The 12th graders applied their classical training to debate both the merits and problems with this particular presidency (and modelled this for the spectating 5th grade class).  As part of our classical approach to education, we want our students to be able to approach history and issues with a thoughtful consideration of the complexities involved.  Our desire is that through classes such as this to prepare students to be able to engage a hostile culture (that has difficulty carrying on a civil discussion about critical issues).
  • BoxTops Winners Enjoy Their Treats!

    🎉 Box Tops class winners Ms. Voyles’s M/W and Mrs. Petit’s T/T classes enjoyed ice cream sundaes during lunch to celebrate their victory!  Way to use those scissor skills for the school! 🎉
  • Meet 2018 Senior Sam Blackmon

    Have you ever wondered, what is the purpose of all the hours of memorization, tests, assignments that the students work through here at Coram Deo Academy? Our objective in all the work, activities, sports, and student life here is to raise up ethical servant leaders and wise thinkers who will shape culture for the glory of God.   For the rest of the year, we will be giving you an opportunity to get to know our senior class, each one of the twenty of them, who they are, their aspirations, and what they have learned from their time here.   We hope that in this, you will be encouraged as you and your family engage in this educational model that is Coram Deo Academy!
    Siblings: Benjamin (junior at CDA), Joshua , Ethan, Noah all non-CDA graduates.
    Grade started CDA: 9th Grade
    Activities while in HS : I served at my church as a small group leader and in AWANA, I played football for three years here, I worked at Chili’s for about 8 months, I have been in drama since 10th grade and played Ernest in the Importance of Being Earnest. I have gone to Honduras on a mission trip with Jacob Wallace and Taylor Mathews. I have been somewhat involved in youth leadership training at my church.
    Favorite moment at CDA: In my freshman year, one of the most meaningful things was riding with Trey McCalley along with Alex Koele to football and just feeling like I was a part of the school almost immediately.
    Colleges applied to: ACU, Baylor and I intend to apply to A&M, Ohio State, Cal Tech, University of Chicago, and Ouachita Baptist. By casting a wide net I hope for God to lead me where he sees fit.
    Possible career path: I want to study chemistry and determine whether I should go into chemical engineering or medicine. I want to have useful skills (either engineering solutions to problems or being a doctor) which I can then use in another country while also teaching.
    How has CDA prepared you to be an ethical servant leader and wise thinker in order to shape culture for the glory of God? CDA has made me realize that my intelligence, while most assuredly a gift from God, means nothing if I don’t have a genuine passion for knowing God and loving people and so I hope to develop both of those further for the rest of my life while using my intelligence to help people and represent my faith well.
  • Bingo Night: Fun Times and Opportunities for Students to Serve!

    On the evening of Nov 4, Coram Deo families packed out the auditorium for an evening of Bingo fun as we enjoyed the PTF's first ever Bingo Night!  In addition to the games, there was a silent auction and optional Papa John's pizza meals.  A special thanks goes out to event organizer Wendy Jones, along with PTF President Ardis Crocker and Vice President Angela Chaney. What was especially encouraging for us was to see the students behind the scenes.  On the morning of the event, various members of the Junior High & Varsity Volleyball team performed a "deep cleaning" of the gym and bleachers, among other spots of the school to help add a special touch for our evening.  During the evening festivities, Coram Deo students of Cub/Boy Scout Troop 226 could be seen serving food, collecting bingo cards, and even cleaning up after the event.  The evening was a memorable event made all the more significant by student servant-leaders.
  • 5th-12th grade Dress Code Reminders (for Spirit Wear and shoes)

    CDA students & parents,

    Please make sure that student's footwear is following our school dress code, along with Spirit Wear (which is for Fridays and also for our designated Spirit Days).  We have seen more violations of this, and simply ask as a reminder from orientation that you, parents, would make sure that your students are in compliance and also that students would take responsibility to ensure that they are, as well.  Please contact me at if you have any question whether or not something is in compliance.

    Here are the descriptions from the information that we passed out, along with a clarifying note:
    Fridays & Spirit Days:
    1)      Spirit Wear (Spirit wear from the athletic website that is designated for school use or past PTF spirit wear).  Just to clarify, team practice shirts, booster club shirts, or homemade team shirts do not apply. 
    2)      Athletic/choir/band CDA approved (and created) navy blue spirit wear with the CDA Logo.
    3)      House shirts (for grades 9-12 only—must be the current year House shirt-with students wearing the House shirt to which they belong).
    No high tops or mid-ankle shoes. The shoe must completely enclose the foot. Shoes must be one solid color.
    For Logic/HS, only solid black, brown, tan, grey, white or navy. Shoe soles can be a different color (for example, a black Converse or Keds with a white sole would be acceptable). Also, the brand logo can be a different color (i.e. the Nike Swoosh).

    High School students out of compliance will lose House points for their respective houses. 
    We especially want to do this, as well, to honor the diligence of so many of our families and students who spent time to purchase the proper footwear and follow the school dress code. Thank you!