Incoming students must be 5 years old or older by Sept 1 and show signs of readiness for Kindergarten.
The Cor Deo School’s half-day kindergarten provides the foundation for future success in grammar school by educating the hearts and minds of our youngest students. The half-day program puts in place the framework for reading, writing, and math mastery, and provides students with everything they need to start first grade with a strong foundation. Cor Deo kindergarteners will traverse the Bible with an overview of stories of the Old and New Testaments. They will explore their own families and communities in history and the seasons during science. Learning comes alive with great works of child-friendly art and music.
Kindergarten Enrichment builds on what has been learned in the classroom to inspire a sense of awe for God’s creation around them. Our Kindergarten Enrichment program is an optional, additional half-day session, which accommodates the needs of parents who are looking for a full-day program to broaden the opportunities to learn, explore, and discover in a challenging, yet nurturing, cheerful atmosphere. Students enjoy hands-on music and math activities, science and art projects, physical education, and literature appreciation. Special events and field trips accompany both programs to reinforce and celebrate what they learn throughout the year.
Kindergarten Half-Day Program
Monday–Friday, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Content includes: Bible, reading, history, science, math, music, field trips
Kindergarten Plus Enrichment
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:10 p.m.
Content includes half-day program content plus: art, physical education, additional music, literature, lunchtime, rest time, additional nature walks, extra recesses and skill reinforcement in math, reading, and writing when deemed appropriate by the parents and teachers.
Grammar School (1st–5th Grades)
Our grammar program builds on the kindergarten foundation by using classical studies to emphasize mastery and skill development in reading, spelling, English, writing, math, science, history, and geography. Classical literature selection for all ages emphasizes quality in language, themes, story development, and illustrations. Our Biblical instruction progresses historically from grade to grade, connecting elementary learning into a meaningful whole. Bible, history, literature, and art are combined to create an integrated approach to the humanities. Specialists teach music, art, Latin, and physical education.
A creative, nurturing, and intentional learning environment promotes character development through a Biblical worldview.
Specialty Class Information
In addition to the Biblically-influenced curriculum, our program includes Specialty Classes for our grammar students, taught by instructors who are truly specialized in their particular field. These classes allow our students to flourish not only academically, but also aesthetically, socially, and physically. Our specialist programs include Latin, Music, Art, and Physical Education.
Our Grammar School campus is located at First Presbyterian Church Tacoma, in the heart of the Stadium District, where we were founded and nurtured into the school we now are.