The Cor Deo School

The Cor Deo School Photo #1 - Our grammar school is located at First Presbyterian Church Tacoma.
The Cor Deo School is a classical Christian school in Tacoma, Washington, seeking to provide an exceptional classical education designed to cultivate wisdom, virtue, and a deep faith in Christ equipping students to engage their world with purpose, reason, truth, and grace.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious AffiliationPresbyterian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded1969

Student Body

Total Students103 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade The Cor Deo School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size13 students
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,100
Tuition NotesTuition assistance is available. 2020-21 Tuition: First through fifth grade tuition: $8,100/year. Sixth through eighth grade tuition: $8,800/year.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsCross Country, Track and FieldCross CountryTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Enrichment, Drama Enrichment

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Running Club
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Quite literally, the best education in the area. Cor Deo is the fertile soil in which our children are nurtured to flourish and mature. The easiest cheque that I write each month is the tuition for Cor Deo!
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This is our sixth year at The Cor Deo School (formerly First Presbyterian Church School) and we are thrilled with the quality of education, loving and sharp teachers, supportive family community, visionary leadership, challenging and well-rounded curriculum, and character development. Our child is not only learning facts and the standard elementary course of learning, but is also learning how to study, how to think (not just what to think), the importance of character, and the interconnectedness of all that he is learning. We couldn't ask for a better school for our child. We are now huge fans of the Christian classical model of education and would recommend the school to any family looking for a liberal arts-based, faith-based education for their child.
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My kids have been at First Pres since Kindergarten. We have been very happy with the Christ centered approach to learning they recieve. The academics are rigorous and they score very well on their standard testing in the Spring. They love the specialists classes such as music, fine arts, and drama and I''m always amazed at the amount of knowledge they are gaining each year. I know they will be prepared for their next level of schooling and for the world in general.
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The average private school tuition in Tacoma, WA is $6,564 for elementary schools and $10,885 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tacoma, WA is 95% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).