Darby Christian Academy (DCA) is a Biblically-based Christian education ministry of Darby Community Church. In the unique model of a Community School, DCA prioritizes faith, family, and education, in that order.
We feel that God has called us to make a difference in the future of our children, community, and country by providing an educational model where God is first and foremost in all parts of our lives.
We work hard to give our students an education that rises to meet a higher standard. Our curriculum, which includes a variety of publishers, is carefully chosen each year to meet our high academic standards and to work well both in the classroom and homeschool setting.
Darby Christian Academy is a Biblically-based Christian education academy with the unique model of a Community School. The Community School model is 2 days/week class on campus, 3 days/week homeschool with lesson plans created by our certified teachers. This is a dedicated partnership between the school and the family, blending the best of homeschooling and group schooling to create a new educational model that allows parents to customize an academic program with support from qualified teachers with a high level of accountability from parents and community families.
DCA is a Community School from Darby Community Church, an established part of the Dade City/Darby community for 75 years. In the model of other successful community schools, DCA prioritizes faith, family, and education, in that order.
We believe that Biblical parenting is the foundation of a Godly, successful generation, and the key to the future of our nation.
DCA believes that parents are the primary educators of their children and it is our goal as an Academy to assist parents in raising Godly, educated, well-rounded individuals.
If you would like more information about DCA, please download the forms below then feel free call our office (352-588-2440) or fill out the form on the left to be contacted about with more information!
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14745 Bellamy Brothers Blvd, Dade City, FL 33525, us
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
We begin each campus day with a school-wide chapel service. Parents are welcome to attend.
Bible is incorporated into everything we do at DCA. With a strong emphasis on prayer, accountability to parents, personal Bible reading, teaching students how to study the Bible for themselves, we apply the Word of God into every situation and subject.
Elementary K-2 – Calvert Math; Elementary 3-5, Middle through High School– Teaching Textbooks(requires a laptop that students can bring back and forth to school); High Schoolers may also receive instruction from FL Virtual Classes or Dual Enrollment.
K-2nd – We use a combination of Abeka Language Arts and engaging read-alouds, as well as early readers chosen by teacher; Upper Elementary focuses on the basic elements of grammar, copywork and dictation, paired with exciting grade-level readers, Middle School through High School will have a strong emphasis on rich reading materials (literature books and source materials) accompanied by study guides, class discussions, and writing / research assignments.
Middle School and High School have a new elective each semester. Past electives have been P.E., art, life skills, finances for teens, health, and apologetics.
We explore history using a combination of Mystery of History, Story of the World and Notgrass – Chronological history from Creation through modern times; we also use historical literature/fiction to make history come alive.
Our science hour at DCA is filled with hands-on science experiments/projects/labs. This year, K-2 will be using Abeka's Enjoying God's World, 4-6 will study Apologia's Exploring Creation - Marine Biology, 7-8 Apologia's General Science, and 9-12 will go through Apologia's Microbiology.