The Admission Process
The Admissions Office at Donelson Christian Academy is dedicated to assisting families through the following steps for enrollment.
DCA recommends that interested families attend an on-campus admissions event. These experiences allow families to learn more about what makes DCA special.
Open House/Curriculum Previews give you the opportunity to meet our staff, faculty and administration as we showcase our campus and present a preview of our curriculum from preschool through twelfth grade.
DCA Preview Mornings are scheduled to give you the opportunity to see our classrooms in action, as well as touring our campus.
We also encourage interested students to Shadow for a Day where they are paired with a student who has similar interests. This will give prospective students a feel for our culture and experience a typical day at DCA.
Please call the admissions office at 615-577-1216 for a complete list of events and the dates offered. We look forward to meeting with you and having you visit Donelson Christian Academy.
An Application for Admission must be completed for each prospective student wanting to begin the DCA admissions process. A $40 fee is required for each application.
Pre-K – 1st Grade To be considered for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade, students must be 4, 5, or 6 years old respectively by September 30 of the year they plan to enroll.
6th – 12th Grade In addition to the Application, all students applying for grades 6-12 must complete the Student Application in their own handwriting.
Pre-K – Kindergarten One (1) recommendation must be completed and mailed directly to the DCA Admissions Office by the student’s current preschool teacher, daycare worker, Sunday school teacher, or someone other than the parents who has worked with the student.
1st – 12th Grade Three (3) recommendations must be completed and mailed directly to the DCA Admissions Office by each teacher or other school personnel.
A copy of the student’s most recent progress report, report card, and achievement test scores must be provided to complete an application file.
9th – 12th Grade In addition to the above documents, an official copy of the student’s transcripts including GPA and course grades must be submitted to the Admissions Office.
Student Testing and Interview
Pre-K – Kindergarten Once the application, recommendation, and applicable academic records have been received, the Admissions Office will call the family to schedule a readiness assessment and an interview which must include at least one parent or guardian.
1st – 12th Grade Once the application, recommendations, and applicable academic records have been received, the Admissions Office will schedule an appointment for student testing and an interview which must include at least one parent or guardian.
Applicants will be notified in writing, beginning mid-March, once a decision has been made by the Admissions Committee. Upon acceptance, the enrollment contract and non-refundable registration deposit are due within two weeks of notification.