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History & Tradition

Founded in 1971 and located in Nashville, Tennessee, Donelson Christian Academy is a Christian private school that serves students from preschool through twelfth grade. Since its inception, DCA has endured two floods and a tornado that partially destroyed the school. Students, parents, faculty, alumni, and other volunteers worked day and night to clean debris from the school after every natural disaster DCA has faced. For five decades DCA has carried that strong tradition of community. 

The community DCA desires is one of close, partnering relationships so that parents and teachers are working in unison to support students as they achieve the highest potential academic success and spiritual growth. 

A key differentiator for DCA is a genuine sense of community. The school community places great emphasis on the nurturing and education of students, by sincerely caring for all family members. These community relationships form to challenge young people to excel in all areas of their educational experience. DCA parents are a true distinctive. Parents are engaged, supportive, and hard working contributors to the school.

DCA is excited to celebrate 50 years of developing Christ-like leaders.

"Once a wildcat, always a wildcat!"