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Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #1 - Dayspring Christian Academy offers Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs to the Lancaster, PA community. 3 and 5 day programs are available for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Preschool is half-day on Tuesday and Thursdays.
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Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #1 - Dayspring Christian Academy offers Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten programs to the Lancaster, PA community. 3 and 5 day programs are available for Pre-K and Kindergarten. Preschool is half-day on Tuesday and Thursdays.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #2 - Dayspring high school students are engaged in learning through exceptional field studies, in-classroom hands-on experimentation, and vibrant teaching centered on God's Word.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #3 - Dayspring Christian Academy offers middle and high school sports including boys soccer, golf, girls volleyball, boys and girls basketball, track and field, and girls lacrosse. Additional sports are offered through a cooperative sponsorship program.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #4 - We recognize that middle school students are beginning to ask questions-big questions-about the world in which they live and their part in it. Middle school students want to know that they are not alone. So, the middle school years (grades 6-8) at Dayspring Christian Academy in Lancaster, PA are focused on student engagement.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #5 - The Hybrid Learning method at Dayspring Christian Academy enables students to have multiple ways of learning a math lesson to enable mastery and to meet students varied learning styles.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #6 - Honors High School provides students the ability to earn college credit while still in high school at Dayspring Christian Academy.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #7 - Dayspring Christian Academy`s High School in Lancaster, PA prepares students in grades 9-12 for college, the marketplace, and life by providing a Classical Christian Education.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #8 - Dayspring Kindergarten is truly a child's garden were seeds are sown in character development, a love for God, and a love for learning. Ours is not simply a cursory nod at the Bible. Rather, our approach involves a dynamic search for and application of biblical truth as it relates to this life.
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #9 - We want students to know that their education is their property- a part of them that they will take with them through their lives. Since we teach education as an avenue to know God Himself, a student`s educational journey exists to find his or her place of effectiveness in God`s Kingdom. This makes education exciting!
Dayspring Christian Academy Photo #10 - Dayspring students discover the joy, life and adventure of learning, with God`s Word as the foundation of every subject! They learn to think and reason critically. At Dayspring Christian Academy, we partner with your family in teaching your child biblical truth with the Principle Approach to rise in pursuit of Christ and fulfill their God-given destiny!
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.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 313 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,999
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dayspring Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Our 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 Founded
1987

Student Body

Total Students
313 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Dayspring Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2-D Art and Design (Portfolio), AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Psychology, AP Statistics, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score
1244
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
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.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool: $1,080 plus $50 registration fee 3 Day Pre-K and Kindergarten: $6,168 Supplemental Kindergarten (2 days): $3,280 Elementary School: $12,321 Middle & High School: $12,099 $150 Registration Fee for Grades PK-12 Financial Aid is Available
% on Financial Aid
45%
Admissions Director
Karol Hasting

Sports

Extracurriculars

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dayspring Christian Academy cost?

Dayspring Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $12,999 for private students.

What sports does Dayspring Christian Academy offer?

Dayspring Christian Academy offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Wrestling. Dayspring Christian Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.

What is Dayspring Christian Academy's ranking?

Dayspring Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Largest student body, Most sports offered and Most extracurriculars offered.

When is the application deadline for Dayspring Christian Academy?

The application deadline for Dayspring Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 313 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,999
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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