Admissions' Updates for 2020/2021
We are excited about our campus locations for the 2020/2021 school year as we rebuild our Elementary Wing and add a Performing Arts Space to our Fine Arts Department! The renderings you see on our main page represent our building plans. More up-to-date information is available on our website and via Facebook Videos with Headmaster, Dr. Keith Singer.
Grades 6 through 12 will remain on our Main Campus
Grades K through 5 will be housed on our First Baptist Church at Donelson Campus
PreSchool through PreKindergarten will be housed on our Hermitage Hills Baptist Church Campus
Applications are being accepted NOW! Reserve your student's seat by clicking Apply Now! on our website. Contact Director of Admissions, Molly McPeak, for more information at 615-577-1216 or by emailing email@example.com.
The Admission Process
The Admissions Office at Donelson Christian Academy is dedicated to assisting families through the following steps for enrollment:
COVID-19 Update: While DCA recommends that interested families attend an on-campus admissions event, we are currently unable to hold admissions events in large numbers. These experiences allow families to learn more about what makes DCA special, and we are working on a plan that is safe for everyone's health but still allows you to see our facilities.
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. We hope to resume these events in late fall of 2020.
We also encourage interested students to Shadow for a Day when 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. We are currently unable to provide shadow days for prospective students due to COVID-19 concerns for everyone's health.
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 Online 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. To apply, please click the "Apply Now" link on our website.
Pre-K through 1st Grade: To be considered for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, or first grade, students must be 4, 5, or 6 years old respectively by August 15 of the year they plan to enroll.
6th through 12th Grade: In addition to the application, all students applying for grades 6-12 must complete the Student Application in their own handwriting.
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 through 12th Grade: In addition to the above documents, an official copy of the student’s official transcripts, including GPA and course grades must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Students will not be accepted without an official transcript.
Pre-K through 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 through 12th Grade: Three (3) recommendations must be completed and mailed directly to the DCA Admissions Office by each teacher or other school personnel.
Student Testing and Interview
Pre-K through 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 through 12th Grade: Once the application, recommendations, and applicable academic records have been received, the Admissions Office will schedule an appointment for prospective 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 or sooner if the school year has begun.