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Cor Deo at a Glance


GRADES SERVED

Kindergarten through eighth in 2019–2020. We plan to continue growing into a full K–12 school serving the South Sound.


ORGANIZATION

The Cor Deo School is technically two entities. Our Lower School (grades K–4) is a ministry of First Presbyterian Church Tacoma. Our Upper School (grades 5–8) is a private non-profit organization. We do not accept government funding of any type.


LOCATION

Our Lower and Upper Schools are located in the heart of Tacoma’s Stadium District. Our Lower School is located at First Presbyterian Church Tacoma (20 Tacoma Ave S, Tacoma WA 98402). Our Upper School is located at Central Lutheran Church (409 N Tacoma Ave, Tacoma WA 98403).


RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION

Our school currently draws families from over 30 different churches around the South Sound. As a ministry of First Presbyterian Church Tacoma, our Lower School is affiliated with ECO. Our Upper School has no direct affiliation with a denomination.


EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM

Classical Christian


FACILITY

Lower School: school office, seven classrooms, school commons (lunchroom & library), gym, playground, and access to FPC Sanctuary and chapel, along with Tacoma’s famed Wright Park.

Upper School: school office, five classrooms, school commons, staff room, outdoor courtyard, access to CLC Sanctuary and chapel. The campus is a short walk from Tacoma’s Garfield Park along with our Lower School.


UNIFORMS

Yes, via Lands End. See our Uniforms page for more information.


TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS

125


TYPICAL CLASS SIZE

8–20 students


TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIO

10:1 for Kindergarten through 8th


STUDENTS OF COLOR REPRESENTED

Approximately 16%


NEIGHBORHOODS/CITIES REPRESENTED

All neighborhoods of Tacoma plus cities of Fircrest, University Place, Steilacoom, Lakewood, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Federal Way, Puyallup, Sumner, and Lacey.


TUITION ASSISTANCE OFFERED?

Yes, school-awarded, need-based tuition assistance is offered as available.


PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS RECEIVING TUITION ASSISTANCE

22%


ACCS ACCREDIDATION

The Cor Deo School is a member of the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). Accreditation is a rigorous process that Cor Deo plans to work toward once we offer a full upper school. ACCS-accredited schools must offer grades 1–12.


OSPI APPROVAL

The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction oversees all public and private education in Washington State. Cor Deo is an OSPI-approved school.


STANDARDIZED TESTS

Educational Records Bureau (ERB) testing begins in second grade.


AFTER SCHOOL OFFERINGS

Though we do not offer full-time after school activities, we do offer three eight-week enrichment sessions throughout the year. Offerings vary and have included sewing, poetry, strings, science, art, musical theater, choir, and more. Enrichment runs from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on the days offered. We also offer running club twice a year and middle school athletics.