Dayspring Christian Academy

We are a private Christian school serving preK-12th grade students in Mountville, PA. By offering a Classical Christian education based on The Principle Approach, students grow in character, academic excellence, and critical thinking skills. Yearly field studies include trips to Boston, Washington, and Israel.
Education options for homeschool, online, and foreign exchange students are available.
For a well-rounded, Christian education, call Dayspring Christian Academy at 717-285-2000.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedOur program supports students with mild to moderate disabilities, including ADHD, Specific Learning Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and Intellectual and Physical Disabilities, and executive functioning needs.
Year Founded1987

Student Body

Total Students262 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Dayspring Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses9 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History, Honors Chemistry
Average SAT score1244
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Elementary students: Khaki pants or jumper and polo shirt with logo. Middle and High school studets: Khaki pants or skirt, button down shirt with logo. Ties for male students in grades 9-12.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,499
Tuition NotesPreschool: $1,030 plus $50 registration fee 3 Day Pre-K and Kindergarten: $5,886 Supplemental Kindergarten (2 days): $3,130 Elementary School: $11,757 Middle & High School: $12,499 Financial Aid is Available
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorKarol Hasting


Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Aeronautics Club, Bibles 2 School, Math Olympics, School Newspaper, Science Club, STEM Club, Student Government, Ultimate Frisbee Club, Varsity Leadership, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Drama, Orchestra, Ukulele Club, Worship Team

School Notes

  • Dayspring Christian Academy is a preK-12 classical Christian school in Mountville, PA. Through our Principle Approach, rigorous academic instruction, and experienced faculty, graduates of Dayspring are well-prepared to attend college, trade schools, or enter the workforce. Dayspring offers classical Christian education to students from pre-K through 12th grade. Combining academic education with a foundation on biblical principles, our faculty is able to facilitate learning, character development, and critical thinking and reasoning. Each year students go one several field studies, which help them gain hands-on experience in what they have learned in their science, history, and literature courses. These field studies include trips to Washington, DC, New England, and Israel. Through our partnership with Cairn University, as well as Advanced Placement Courses, our high school students can earn up to 30 college credits while still at Dayspring. A full 89% of graduating seniors attend college or post-secondary training after graduation, and several have qualified for the National Merit Program. We offer a two day a week Preschool for your 3-year-old child, as well as pre-K and Kindergarten for children ages 4-6 years old. Dayspring`s Warriors our student-athletes compete against top competition in 8 varsity and 5 middle school sports. Varsity sports include golf, boys` soccer, girls` volleyball, cross country, boys` & girls` basketball, girls` lacrosse, and track & field. Teams compete in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) District III, as well as the Commonwealth Christian Athletic Conference (CCAC). We also have a cooperative sponsorship program with J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, PA, which allows our students to participate in additional varsity sports, including football, baseball, softball, bowling, swimming, field hockey, tennis, and wrestling. Dayspring is accredited by or affiliated with several Christian and public education associations, including the Foundation for American Christian Education (FACE), the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association (MACSA), Discover Christian Schools, the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA), the National Institute for Learning Development (NILD), and the Nehemiah Institute. Dayspring is proud to host and organize the Remember America Speaker Series. Held each spring in downtown Lancaster, PA, this series gathers some of the top thinkers and speakers in America to talk about religious liberties, politics, and government. Past speakers include Franklin Graham, Rick Green, Glenn Beck, Dr. Ben Carson, and Alveda King. Our school is conveniently located on College Avenue in Mountville, PA. We are close to the Mountville Library Center, Susquehanna Dance Center, and across the street from Mountville Park. We are right off of Route 30, making us easy to access from Lancaster and the suburbs in the east, and Columbia and York County to the west. Visit our website to see more of our academic offerings. To schedule a tour of our school for you and your child, call us today at 717-285-2000.

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