Dawn Christian Academy

  • 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 fully accredited by the ACSI and WASC 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)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12

Student Body

Total Students62 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
62%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
15%
Average Class Size12 students
Number of AP Courses3 courses

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition 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
20%
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsCross CountryCross Country

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Community Service, Student Council, Yearbook

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.
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