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 daily tours, “Walk-In Wednesday” 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 October for the following school year. While MDCA does offer rolling admissions, (we are able to accept qualified candidates throughout the year, provided seats are available) getting a head start on your application will ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Apply now here!
Can my child visit MDCA before deciding?
Yes, we offer a student-shadowing program for students in grades K-12. We encourage qualified applicants to schedule a shadow day with our Admissions Department. You can email [email protected] or call the admissions office to schedule a time 352-720-0355.
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 6-8:
3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
(Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.)
Full time $65 per week
Part-time $15 per day
Is there a uniform policy and where do I purchase?
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 – 3:00PM Wed. dismissal at 2:00 PM|
|Middle School (6th-8th)||8:00AM – 3:00PM Wed. dismissal at 2:00 PM|
|High School (9th-12th)||8:00AM – 3:00PM Wed. dismissal at 2:00 PM|
What is required to receive an admission decision?
Applicants should demonstrate evidence of success in a traditional classroom setting, proficiency in reading and math on standardized testing, and have a minimum of a 2.3 unweighted GPA. Other factors include acceptable conduct and attendance record as well as character and morals consistent with MDCA’s mission of Educating for Life and Eternity. In addition, an official campus visit, online application, completed recommendation forms, 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.
Download the Application Checklist
Does MDCA award scholarships?
Student employment, academic merit scholarships, and athletic scholarships are not offered.
Is 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 deadline to apply is January 31. MDCA does accept the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship through Step Up for Students and AAA Scholarship Foundation. MDCA also accepts the McKay, Gardiner, and Hope Scholarships for qualified applicants. Please visit our Financial Aid information page here or call the admissions office at (352) 720-0355 for more details.
What kind of computer should my child bring to school?
All students in grades 6-12 must bring their own laptop device for use on campus. See more about laptop specifications here.