Dawn Christian Academy

Tel: (650)212-4222
Grades: K-12 | 76 students
Dawn Christian Academy offers families a Bible-based education with emphasis on character training in order to prepare young people to become the godly leaders of tomorrow.
DCA is accredited by the ACSI and provides excellent academics and a safe environment for learning in the San Mateo community.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students 76 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Dawn Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 3 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $7,000 to $11,500 (2014 - 2015 school year, from part-time K up through Grade 12). Tuition discount for a second child living in the same family household.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Soccer, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Cheerleading, Community Service, Music and Performing Arts, Student Council, Washington, D.C. trip every 3 years, Yearbook Cheerleading, Yearbook, Community Service,
Music and Performing Arts,
Student Council,
Washington, D.C. trip every 3 years,

School Notes:

  • Dawn Christian Academy students have traditionally maintained high academic standings in mathematics, sciences, history, and the English language.
  • Alumni of DCA have attended and graduated from major universities, including UC Berkeley, Stanford, UCLA, West Point, Azusa Pacific, and Biola University.
  • International students are accepted (I 20--SEVIS), provided that they demonstrate proficient English language skills, both written and spoken. Extracurricular activities include high school sports, performing arts and trips to Washington, D.C. and Sacramento. Upper elementary students have the opportunity to learn to play the guitar, and they participate in Outdoor Education in the fall. ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) provides students the opportunity to participate in the Spelling Bee and Math Olympics competitions. High school students and Jr. High students have an annual student retreat. Art is integrated with learning in history and Bible classes, and students produce creative, outstanding, and beautiful drawings, paintings, and clay sculptures.

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Serendipity School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Transfiguration Nursery School (0.2 miles away)
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