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2021/2022 DCA Admissions


We are excited about our campus locations for the 2021/2022 school year as we rebuild our PreSchool and Elementary Wing and add a Performing Arts Space to our campus. ALL PRESCHOOL THROUGH GRADE 12 STUDENTS WILL BE REUNITED AT OUR MAIN CAMPUS BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2022. 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 featuring our Headmaster, Dr. Keith Singer.

We encourage you to visit our campuses virtually by watching our Virtual Open House or schedule an in-person tour at our Main Campus.

Grades 6 through 12 meet daily at our Main Campus

Grades K through 5 meet daily at our Donelson First Baptist Church Campus until January 2022

PreSchool through PreKindergarten meet daily at our Hermitage Hills Baptist Church Campus until January 2022

Reserve your student's seat by clicking this Apply Now link. For more information about PreSchool and PreKindergarten, please contact Kandice Smith at 615-883-2926 or by email at  For Kindergarten through Grade 5, please contact Brooke Tometich in our Elementary Admissions Office at 615-883-2926 or by email at For grades 6 through 12, contact John Carey in our Middle and High School Admissions Office at 615-883-2926 or by email at


The Admission Process


The Admissions Office at Donelson Christian Academy is dedicated to assisting families through the following steps for enrollment:

Admissions Events


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 will resume these events as soon as it is safe and practical.  Until then, please view our Virtual Open House video.

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.  We will resume Shadow Days as soon as it's practical.

Please call the Admissions Office at 615-883-2926 for any updates. 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 $75 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.

10th through 12th Grade: In addition to the application, all students applying for grades 10 through 12 must upload a transcript and report card or progress report from their most recent school.

Academic Records


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 submitted through our online application system.

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.

Admissions Decision


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.