Mount Dora Christian Academy

At Mount Dora Christian Academy, we believe in the power of a Christ-centered community to cultivate faith-driven world changers. Our faculty & staff care about every individual student and will do their best to help each student succeed.
With our small class sizes and a wide variety of extracurricular activities, it's easy for new students to find their way.
We find that families quickly begin calling MDCA home.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 791 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,912
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Mount Dora Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1945
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2017

Student Body

Total Students
791 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
31%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
Mount Dora Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental, AP Gov/Economics, AP Human Geography, AP Macroeconomics, AP Pre Calculus, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Human Body Systems, Medical Interventions, Principles of Biomedical Science
Average SAT score
1300
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
29
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Uniform

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
More detailed tuition information can be found on our website under admission/tuition & fees.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$2,500
Acceptance Rate
74%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Natalie Yawn
Admissions Associate
Ashton Ward

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Culture Club, Junior Beta Club, Senior Beta Club, Student Government Association, Yearbook Staff, Youth Philanthropy Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Beginner Band, Chorus, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Theatre

School Notes

  • With a mission statement of Educating for Life and Eternity, Mount Dora Christian Academy is an accredited private Christian school on a beautiful 70 acre campuswhere students are provided opportunities in rigorous academics, competitive fine arts, and winning athletics. Each subject is taught with a Christian worldview and students learn to serve others through community service. Our goal is to prepare students for the collegiate environment, for the work place, for an abundant life and to look at the world through the eyes of the Christ.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mount Dora Christian Academy cost?
Mount Dora Christian Academy's tuition is approximately $13,912 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Mount Dora Christian Academy?
The acceptance rate of Mount Dora Christian Academy is 74%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Mount Dora Christian Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Florida with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Mount Dora Christian Academy offer?
Mount Dora Christian Academy offers 12 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball and Weightlifting. Mount Dora Christian Academy is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Florida for most sports offered.
What is Mount Dora Christian Academy's ranking?
Mount Dora Christian Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Florida for: Highest average SAT score, Highest average ACT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Mount Dora Christian Academy?
The application deadline for Mount Dora Christian Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Mount Dora Christian Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
First Day of School
August 07, 2024 (Wednesday)
Fall Break
October 11, 2024 (Friday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 25, 2024 (Monday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
Thanksgiving Break
November 27, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

5  
An outstanding institution that offers world-class, academics and athletics. The teachers are simply fabulous, and they are committed to excellence in classroom instruction. I consider MDCA, one of the finest college, preparatory institutions in the state of Florida. In everything they honor God!!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked FL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 791 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,912
  • Acceptance rate: 74%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Lake County, FL is $8,288 for elementary schools and $9,226 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lake County, FL is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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