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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.

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Online applications are typically available in 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 there is space available) getting a head start on your application will ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible. Apply now here!

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 352-720-0355.

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.


Early-Day K-5:

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

Yes, beginning in the 18-19 school year MDCA began a standardized attire policy. Uniforms will be purchased through Dennis Uniforms at or their storefront location in Maitland, FL.

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


An official campus visit, online application, a completed recommendation form, a 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.


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Student employment, academic merit scholarships, and athletic scholarships are not offered.

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 May 15. MDCA does accept the Step Up for Students Scholarship, AAA Scholarship, and the McKay Scholarship for qualified applicants. Please call the admissions office at (352) 720-0355.

All students in grades 6-12 must have a laptop on campus. Chromebooks are recommended as the most affordable option. See more about laptop specifications here.