4K – Kindergarten

Hi! My name is Amy Cottrell. I have been married to my husband Michael for 25 years this coming August. We have two daughters, Emma who is 16 and Samantha who is 4. We are in the process of adopting Sam from Foster care and hope to have it finalized sometime this fall. I studied Early Childhood after high school, but ended up working in retail management, customer service and administration over the next 15 years. Since then, I have been homeschooling Emma as well as volunteering in different capacities in our church and community. I loved teaching the 4K & Kindergarten class for our first year and am excited to be able to continue this year instilling the love of learning while keeping Christ at the center of our school. Some quick fun facts about me include: I had a Kidney transplant in 2014, after being on dialysis for 5 ½ years. As a family, we enjoy playing disc golf, games and rock hunting together. One of my favorite places to visit is Pictured Rocks and Lake Superior.

Upcoming Meetings for

Prospective Families

Saturday, April 20, 10 am
Monday, May 13, 7:00 pm
Monday, June 10, 7:00 pm

Meetings are held at:
Pine Grove Community Church
Door #6 by “Armis Dei Sign”
1360 N. Stevens St.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
– Childcare provided –

Armis Dei Admissions Process

We at Armis Dei are grateful you are considering us for the education of your child. We’ll be in prayer along with you. What follows is a description of the application and admissions process. Feel free to contact us armisdeischool@gmail.com with any questions along the way. We’ll be in prayer along with you as you discern what is best for your family.

Step 1 – Attend one Armis Dei Informational Sessions (sometimes called open houses). We begin holding info sessions monthly in March at least until June. If, for whatever reason, your schedule does not allow you to attend an info session, please contact us at the email above and we’ll schedule a time to meet.

Step 2 – Dive deeper into who Armis Dei is. Our website contains links to our founding documents, videos, and more information about our school. We can always provide you additional information about the Christian and Classical model of education, feel free to ask!

Step 3 – Complete an application at this link (Click the “Apply Here” link at bottom right). Applications are due by June 1, 2022. Late applications are often accepted; please inquire if you’ve missed the deadline. New applications require a $20 application fee which can be submitted via the application link above.

Step 4 – One of our board members will contact you upon review of your application to schedule a family interview and educational evaluation of your child. The purpose of the interview is to determine compatibility of the family’s goals with those of Armis Dei and to allow parents to ask more questions. Both parents, along with the prospective student(s), must be present. 

Step 5 – After the interview, the school board will contact the family regarding their status and with further enrollment information. 

Armis Dei Academy Tuition and Fee Schedule

*Books and uniforms not included

4K: Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays  12:20 pm – 3:20 pm

K-8: Classes on Mondays and Wednesdays  8:20 am – 3:20 pm


Open Courses (Available to homeschooling families)Cost
7th-8th   0.5 credit courses (e.g. Music, Art, or PE)$250 
7th-8th 1 credit courses (e.g. Math, Science, or Latin)$500 
7th-8th 1.5 credit courses (e.g. Humanities)$750 

We believe that God reveals Himself through the creation, preservation, and government of the universe. We believe that God makes Himself more clearly and fully known through the Scriptures, which are the only inerrant and infallible Word of God, our ultimate and final authoritative rule for faith and practice. These Scriptures are made up of 66 books from Genesis to Revelation, the authority of which depend not upon the testimony of any man or church and are all to be received as the Word of God.

We believe that there is but one living and true God, eternally existent in three Persons of one power, substance, and eternity—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is perfectly wise, the overflowing fountain of all good. He is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. In all things, He is limited by nothing other than His own nature and character. We believe the God we serve is holy, righteous, good, loving, and full of mercy. He is the Creator, Sustainer, and Governor of all that has been made.

We believe in the true deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, such that two distinct natures, divine and human, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion. We believe in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that Adam was made from the dust of the ground and formed after God’s image and likeness, which was good, righteous, and holy. Because of Adam’s sin, all mankind is in a state of rebellion against God. For the salvation of such lost and sinful men, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

We believe that salvation is by grace through faith alone, and that faith without works is dead. We believe that God freely justifies His own, not by infusing righteousness into them, but by pardoning their sins, and by accounting and accepting their persons as righteous, for the sake of Jesus Christ alone.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life, as the Spirit of Christ within us enables us to do freely and cheerfully what the will of God revealed in Scripture requires to be done. We believe that good works are only those which arise from true faith, conform to God’s Word, and are done for His glory.

We believe God has appointed a day when He will judge the world in righteousness through Jesus Christ. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; those who are saved to the resurrection of life, and those who are lost to the resurrection of damnation.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. All who are united to Christ as Head of the Church are united to one another in love and have communion in each other’s gifts and graces.

We believe that God defined marriage as the lifelong covenant between one man and one woman and that all forms of sexual activity outside of marriage are sin.

We believe that God immutably creates each person to reflect His image as male or female.

The statement of faith as written above is used with permission from the Association of Classical Christian Schools.

Armis Dei Classical Christian Academy desires to build up the coming generations to bless the Rhinelander area for generations to come. Our school seeks to be the kind of institution that local individuals, organizations, and businesses enjoy interacting with. We will work hard to be a help to and in great fellowship with churches in the Rhinelander area. Finally, we look forward to the day when our beloved community is greatly impacted as graduates from Armis Dei engage in every aspect of life in the Northwoods in such a way that life is better here by God’s grace and for His glory.