When can my family visit MDCA?
The best time to visit MDCA is while school is in session and the campus is alive with activity, but we are glad to schedule a campus visit anytime during the year. Students are welcome to join parents. We offer “Tuesday Tour Day” visits once a month and Open House events throughout the school year.
When can I apply?
Online applications are typically available the first week of November for the following school year. While MDCA does offer rolling admissions, (we are able to accept qualified candidates throughout the year, provided there is space available) getting a head start on your application will ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
Can my child visit MDCA before deciding?
Yes, for students in grades K-12 we offer a student-shadowing program. We give kids an opportunity to experience a day in the life of an MDCA student. We encourage qualified applicants to schedule a shadow day with our Admissions Director Natalie Yawn. You may also call the admissions office to set up a time 352-383-2155 Ex. 261.
Do you have a before-school and after-school program?
Yes, before-school supervision (K-5) and after-school care are available (K-8) for students. At Mount Dora Christian Academy we are committed to providing quality enrichment in a safe, Christ-centered environment. Daily activities include snack time, homework period, peer-tutoring, organized/ supervised play, and theme-centered activities.
7:00 a.m. until 7:45
$15 per week
$5 per day
Extended Day K-8
2:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays 1:45 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.)
Full time $65 per week
Part time $15 per day
Is there a uniform policy?
MDCA does not require uniforms. However, we do have a dress code policy in place for students in grades K-12.
What are the school day hours?
School times vary according to school level:
|Preschool for 2’s, 3’s and 4’s||7:30AM – 6:00PM|
|Elementary (1st-5th)||8:00AM – 2:45PM Wed. dismissal at 1:45PM|
|Middle School (6th-8th)||8:00AM – 3:00PM Wed. dismissal at 2:00PM|
|High School (9th-12th)||8:00AM – 3:00PM Wed. dismissal at 2:00PM|
What is required to receive an admission decision?
An official campus visit, online application, a completed recommendation form, school transcript, and standardized test results. The steps and deadlines involved in our application process are outlined in the apply now section of admissions. Our admission department will be available to assist you throughout the process. Please download the Application Checklist for details.
Does MDCA award scholarships?
Student employment, academic merit scholarships and athletic awards are not offered.
Is there any sort of financial aid available?
Mount Dora Christian Academy seeks to provide financial aid to those students in grades K-12 whose family can provide documentation of need. Prospective families may apply through FACTS Grant & Aid the application, the deadline to apply is June 30th. MDCA does accept the Step Up for Students Scholarship and the McKay Scholarship for qualified applicants. Please call the admissions office at (352) 383-2155 ex 261
What kind of computer should my child bring to school?
All students in grades 6-12 must have an apple iPad for use in the classroom. iPad or iPad minis with at least 32 GB are acceptable. Protective cases should be purchased and a warranty plan is highly recommended. To efficiently run all applications used in the classroom we ask that you purchase the newest yet most affordable iPad for your student.