Donelson Christian Academy

Coordinates: 36°11′04″N 86°39′08″W / 36.1843503°N 86.6521147°W / 36.1843503; -86.6521147
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Donelson Christian Academy
United States
Coordinates36°11′04″N 86°39′08″W / 36.1843503°N 86.6521147°W / 36.1843503; -86.6521147
Motto"To enrich minds, nourish souls, and touch hearts with the love of Christ"
Religious affiliation(s)Christian
HeadmasterKeith M. Singer
Teaching staff55.3[1]
Color(s)Royal Blue and Gold
Athletics conferenceTSSAA - Division II

Donelson Christian Academy is a private, K-12 Christian school that was founded in 1971. For its first three years classes were held in the Donelson Free Will Baptist Church, across from McGavock High School. In 1974, the school moved to Nashville, Tennessee.


Donelson Christian Academy has been the victim of numerous natural disasters. Since its creation, the school has been flooded twice including the 2010 Tennessee floods and experienced significant damage during the March 2020 Tennessee tornado outbreak.[2]

Accreditation and Memberships[edit]

Donelson Christian Academy is accredited by the State of Tennessee and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. It is a member of the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools and the Association of Christian Schools International.[3]

Student Activities[edit]

Donelson Christian Academy has sports teams in softball, tennis, and football. In 2011, its tennis team qualified for the state championship. It sent a male doubles team and a female, both of which brought home medals. In 2012 the boys basketball team won the state championship.

DCA competes in bowling sanctioned by the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association.[4]

The school has a competitive show choir, Legacy.[5] The school also hosted its first competition, the Music City Show Choir Invitational, in 2020; the contest was held less than a week before the school was hit by a tornado.[6]

Notable Alumni[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Private School Universe Survey". Retrieved 7 December 2017.
  2. ^ Humbles, Andy. "Neither tornado nor flood detour Donelson Christian Academy as school, parents vow to come back stronger". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2023-12-17.
  3. ^ "Cognia - Institution Summary".
  4. ^ Brroks, Chris (January 19, 2017). "11 Nashville area bowlers reach state finals". The Tennessean. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  5. ^ "SCC: Viewing School - Donelson Christian Academy". Show Choir Community. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "SCC: Donelson Christian Academy Music City Show Choir Invitational 2020". Show Choir Community. Retrieved April 19, 2020.