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Tuition and Fees

2018-2019 Preschool Tuition & Fees

Tuition for 2-year olds (non-potty trained) is $190/week for 3 days a week, $200/week for 4 days a week, and $210/week for 5 days a week. Tuition for 3 & 4-year olds (potty trained) is $170/week for 3 days a week, $180/week for 4 days a week, and $190/week for 5 days a week. 

2018-2019 Pre-Kindergarten Tuition & Fees

The pre-kindergarten tuition amount is $190 per week. A non-refundable registration fee of $60 is due within one week of acceptance notification for each new student. For students currently in DCA’s preschool program, this fee is required as part of completing re-enrollment registration. Registration will not be complete until all items are received.

2018-2019 Kindergarten through 12th Grade Tuition & Fees

Donelson Christian Academy tuition includes books and curriculum materials in all grades and an iPad for each student in grades 6-12. The tuition varies by grade and payment plan chosen. For kindergarten through 12th grade students, the online enrollment process, including a non-refundable tuition deposit ($225 per student to be applied to tuition), must be complete within one week of notification of acceptance. Registration will not be complete until all items are received.

Tuition Amounts

Kindergarten: $8,625
1st-5th Grades: $10,445
6th-8th Grades: $11,835
9th-12th Grades: $12,460

Payment Schedules

(after the $225 deposit and including any applicable payment plan service charges)

Annual Payment Schedule (due July 5)
Kindergarten: $8,400
1st-5th Grades: $10,220
6th-8th Grades: $11,610
9th-12th Grades: $12,235
Semester (due either July 5 or 20 and January 5 or 20)
Kindergarten: $4,261 x 2
1st-5th Grades: $5,171 x 2
6th-8th Grades: $5,866 x 2
9th-12th Grades: $6,179 x 2
Monthly (due either June 5 or 20 through May 5 or 20)
Kindergarten: $717 x 12
1st-5th Grades: $868 x 12
6th-8th Grades: $983 x 12
9th-12th Grades: $1,036 x 12


Field Trips

Field trips are a required part of the curriculum at DCA. Field trips introduce, reinforce and culminate the learning concepts introduced throughout the year. Below is an estimate of the annual costs per student. Beginning in the 5th grade, field trips could include out-of-town or overnight activities.
Pre-Kindergarten - 3rd grade: $30-$50
4th -6th grade: $100-$200
7th - 9th grade: $500-$900

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities may have costs associated with them. These costs are communicated by the faculty sponsor to the parents. Please understand your financial obligation prior to your child’s participation. 


Uniforms are not included in tuition and are purchased through Educational Outfitters (EO) of Nashville at 3205 Powell Ave., Nashville, TN 37204. Every student must purchase the required uniform items from Educational Outfitters. Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten students are only required to wear uniform shirts.