I believe Imago Dei Academy is a school set apart from the norm. Their motto is “Truth, Wisdom, and Eloquence.” Through my six-year acquaintance with this school, I have watched my grandchildren, and other children become students who are encouraged to work toward excellence in every area of their standard academic work and life. I see their developing deportment, courtesy, and right-assurance grow (becoming humble, having a firm place to stand, knowing that they are loved by God and family and have a place in this world). I see the staff supporting each other as a team, working through issues, and supportive in keeping students and each other accountable even in the hard things. I like the way the upper-grade students serve as ‘bigs” (mentors) to the K – 2 “littles” and “smalls.” I like the significant challenges offered. The orchestra, choir, and drama opportunities are outstanding. However, the thing I most cherish about what the board, staff, parents and IDA community together are achieving is creating a place where we can ask God to fulfill our hope of enabling our children to be lifelong learners who are wise and eloquent image bearers of Christ.