Home of the Knights
Cor Deo students have a variety of ways to connect in the community. Whether it’s through athletics, clubs, our House system, or special school events, the life of a Knight is defined by rich relationships and a connected community.
Knights in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to participate in our fall and spring Running Knights club, which competes with many other local schools at cross country and track events.
Many of our students participate in local Tacoma Parks or select teams. Several classes have enough participants to form Cor Deo teams in their leagues. We encourage parents to work together to offer this opportunity to their children.
THE COR DEO SCHOOL HOUSE SYSTEM
What house will you be in?
Colors: Navy and Sunset Orange
Colors: Navy and Red
Colors: Navy and Kelly Green
Mascot: Mountain Lion
Colors: Navy and Lake Blue
What is a House System?
Starting in sixth grade, Cor Deo students participate in the House System.
Historically associated with British boarding schools, our House system builds upon a rich tradition with an emphasis on enriching our students’ school experience. Each year, students in sixth grade, along with seventh and eighth grade students new to Cor Deo, are carefully placed into one of our four Houses. They will be forged into a team overseen by invested faculty.
What is the purpose of a House system?
The Cor Deo House system exists to preserve and enrich our school community with students reaching across lines of grades, classes, and interests in order to establish meaningful relationships that manifest encouragement, accountability, leadership, challenge, and joy.
The chief aim of our House system is to transform the culture of our Upper School (Logic and Rhetoric) by providing a Christ-centered community where Christian virtue is practiced and community relationships among students and with faculty are cultivated.
It is through the House system that our students take part in student leadership, mentorship of and by older students, healthy competition, service, outdoor adventure, where they experience true community with other Knights, and how students take ownership of their educational experience.
Cor Deo Uniforms
Land's End School
Our development of a uniform policy is driven by a desire to create and promote an environment of learning where dress is not a distraction. Students are expected to be in uniform while on campus unless otherwise communicated by your child’s teacher. The Administration Team is responsible for the interpretation of the policy, and the enforcement of the policy is a joint effort between parents and staff. Below are some principles that guide our Uniform Policy:
Our goal is to honor God in all we do.
All our choices, including our clothing, reveal and communicate a part of who we are. It is our desire to utilize our Uniform Policy to ensure modest, appropriate dress that creates an optimal atmosphere for learning and reflects our love for God.
Clothing represents the vocational calling of a person, and the neat appearance created by a uniform reminds our students they are in a ready-to-learn atmosphere.
Uniforms help engender a cohesive presentation of the students in our school.
When our students are in uniform it communicates, aesthetically, that they are part of the same team, working toward the same goals. The student is part of a group identity that strives for excellence, and the policy establishes a tradition toward that end.
The Cor Deo School is a partner with Lands’ End School Uniforms. A percentage of each uniform purchase supports our school. Lands’ End items are guaranteed whether they have been washed, worn, or embroidered and can be returned at any time if you are not satisfied with the product. Uniform items can be purchased online through their website (landsend.com, preferred school number 900181470).
***UNIFORM UPDATES will not be made until June. Please delay purchasing uniforms for the upcoming fall until the new Lookbook has been posted.