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Divine Savior Lutheran Academy

Private | PK-12 | 538 students

We are best known for our high academic standards and safe, moral environment.
 
 

 
 

Living in Doral

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $224,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,680.

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4 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
Based on 5 ratings
2011:
Based on 9 ratings

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Posted April 27, 2014

I see the DSA team as my partners. They have become part of my family as they are truly committed and devoted to provide the best for my daughters and all of their students. It amazes me how skillful, multitalented, passionate teachers dedicate themselves in body, mind and soul every day for long hours. It really reflects the love for what they do and the commitment they have towards each student. As a parent, I couldn t be happier and more grateful. I am also grateful for the pastors who are always present, ready and willing to support everyone with their unconditional love. Thank you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2014

We are really pleased with Divine Savior Academy. Since 4 years ago we have our two daughters studying there and we noticed that they are happy, they have learned at a pace that allows them to feel confident. We are parents who think that humans need physical, intellectual and spiritual growth and we got our expectations in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

Divine Savior Academy - Fantastic school! Very happy our kids are attending. They are learning life values and lessons that will shape them for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2013

I've been nothing but satisfied with both the level of education and the facilities. The teachers make sure that the parents are on the same page and that really helps!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2013

Our boys attend DSA and love it! They are currently in 4th grade and have been in the school since 1st grade. We are thrilled with the school and the personal attention our boys receive. The teachers at DSA are excellent, very dedicated and committed to their students. Our sons are receiving a high- quality education in a safe and respectful Christian environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2013

This is an amazing school!!! We just love it. We have a 6 year old son who is in 1st. grade. He loves going to school and enjoys learning. Well rounded teachers, who make the learning experience very fun. Since the first day we have been happy knowing that our son is receiving a wonderful education. The curriculum is excellent. We can't be happier and more blessed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2013

My son started to attend Divine Savior in 1st grade and this year started middle school. I would not imagine putting him anywhere else. My daughter is in second grade and loves it! Since the first day of school my children have been happy, well educated and cared for. I could not ask for a better environment. The school administration and the families that belong to this school are top notch; nothing short of amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2013

We enrolled my daughter at DSA for pre-K and we've been really impressed with what we've seen. She absolutely loves her teachers and I know she's getting a quality education and is in a safe environment. I'm glad that I can trust who is in charge of my child while she's away from home. I would definitely recommend DSA to others, best school in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2013

My kids get such a individualized education here, they're not just a number and the teachers actually know everyone personally. They're learning about their faith in a hands on way and I feel they're getting more out of DSA than they could anywhere else in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2012

Schools are good as the teachers within that school.Good teachers who practice humility, kindness, compassion and care for all human beings surely will make a difference. If parents need one-on-one or group tutoring for their children, please call me: Dr. Debbie Persaud @ 786-302-3263. I am a retired MDCPS teacher with a Doctorate in Education, MSEd in Teaching English as a Second Language, MSABA in Applied Behavior Analysis, and is currently in a PhD Clinical Psychology Program. I work one-on-one with children with learning difficulties, ADHD, ADD, and general homework help. I have flexible hours and work with the children in their home environment.


Posted May 30, 2012

I'm with the parent that posted this school is like the story of Hansel and Gretel. Could not have said it better. A beautiful building with bad people inside!!!! I also took my child away from here. They do not practice what they preach! My child had a terrible experience while at this school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2012

I am a DSA parent and I have all four of my children in this school, from preschool through the fifth grade. After two years here at Divine Savior, my family and I could not be more happy. Not only are the academics stimulating and challenging, but my children are blossoming socially, creatively, athletically, and spiritually. The teachers and staff are second to none, and the love and dedication they consistently exhibit proves that they view the education of children as a life's calling, and not merely a job. You will not find a better school for your child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2012

This school is like the gingerbread house in Hansel and Grethel story line. I have a very bad experience with this school. I felt that we were questioned on our beliefs and that religion is used to intimidate children into behaving well. I would say to parents be careful of how sensitive your child is and really look at all that is said and explained to the children. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2012

I have had a good experience at DSA. My daughter has been there for two years now (prek3 and4), and she loves it. There are many family-oriented activities - not too many to distract from the curriculum. Parents are very involved, the teachers have been great, and the administration is nice. I don't know much about the upper grades but sports seem to only be starting up. This school is still in it's growing phase (adding one grade as the kids get older - and they are up to 11th now). I am now looking to move to another city and i hope to find a similar school for my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2011

My child had a terrible experience in this school Administration and principal are not supportive. Don't get blinded by exaggerated posts that could come from the inside. Do your research. Most teachers leave after a year or two and most don't even have much experience teaching. Give one star for the building but is that really what matters when educating your child???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2011

The class sizes are better than most of the schools we looked at, and they have a great curriculum. The teachers do a great job with all the kids and challenge them, but with a fair amount of homework. Whenever we need to email the teacher, we get a quick response so we can keep updated on what our son is doing in class. He likes going to Divine Savior, so to us we have found one of the best schools in Florida. - Glenn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

Our kids absolutely love Divine Savior. Our family would rate it very highly because of all the wonderful things they have done for our children. They provide a great learning environment, teach at the appropriate level of difficulty for each grade level, and they really communicate well with the parents. All our kids are involved in extracurricular activities like sports, chess club, and drama productions. The school and the teachers are wonderful, and the best that we could find in Doral. We can't wait till they finish up the new high school. - George
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2011

I thank God that we found this school. I have a 4 1/2 yr old enrolled in preK 4 in DS. He was in a montessori preschool for the last year and we switched to DS after quite a bit of research. We wanted a Christian education with a strong play-based curriculum and we have found it. My son is learning so much every week and he comes home and just blurts things out that amaze me. His disposition is cheerful after school and some bad habits he had at his old preschool have basically disappeared after being at DS. He teacher is as sweet as Mary Poppins and my son loves her. The teachers at DS are high quality and the parent involvement seems to be very high as well. The principal is accessible and friendly, but seems to be a strong leader for the school. Only thing missing to me is a strong music program but I'm sure that will come in time. The facilities are beautiful and the school is very secure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2011

Divine Savior Academy has a great academic curriculum and Christian education. That's one of the main reasons why I chose this school for my child. They do a good job with everything. Also, I like the facilities and the quality of people. Everything is done really well and professional. I recommend Divine Savior Academy to any parent looking for a great quality education for their child or children. M.S.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I couldn't ask for a better school for my children than DSA. I'm very satisfied with the level of challenges they are given daily. There's excellent communication between the staff and parents. They have an open door policy and the students understand the rules and regulations of the school so it's a very well run & safe learning environment. -VR
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 29%
White 5% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Black 1% 23%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Robotics club

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Literary magazine
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Honors track
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Benjamin Troge
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Church
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (305) 597-4077

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Classical (e.g., focuses on the "classics")
  • College prep
  • Core knowledge
  • Direct instruction
  • Honors track
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
  • Service learning
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • flag football
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Theory
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Literary magazine
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics club
  • Student council/government
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Divine Savior Academy is dedicated to providing excellence in education for all its students. This is achieved by maintaining high academic standards, a safe, disciplined, nurturing environment, and pro-active home-school communication. In cooperation with our parents, DSA will provide the knowledge and experience students need to become responsible and caring family members who will be productive citizens and leaders in the multicultural and technological society of the 21st Century.
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$7000 - $10000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid
Outside scholarships

Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
Community college courses
SAT/ACT prep classes
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
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10311 NW 58th Street
Doral, FL 33178
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Phone: (305) 597-4545

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