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Dayspring Christian Academy

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $206,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $970.

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Posted June 14, 2014

Dayspring has been outstanding .Education and christian values are of utmost importance. ....both my kids attended primary school here and they loved it.nothing compares to the dedication of the teachers.....God bless dayspring
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

Hi, I'm Meghana patil, who studied in your school in the year 2002-03. I love this school. I wanted to know how is Ms.grenon ma'am who was taking classes for us in the 1st grade? I'm living in my hometown bangalore!! I hope Ms grenon remembers me!! I miss her a lot!! Infact I miss all the teachers I love all of them!! Please convey this message to them!! I love you!! Thank you Meghana patil


Posted September 10, 2012

my Granddaughter has been a student at DCA since preschool. i am amazed at her level of learning and also feel the academics and atmosphere there is excellent. the teachers are caring and do a great job. i recommend this school highly to everyone i can when the subject of education comes up and i am grateful that is there for my grandchildren, one more hopefully will be able to attend soon.


Posted March 28, 2012

My children graduated from Dayspring and now my grandchildren attend. We have been very pleased with both the academics and the environment. The faculty and staff are loving and caring. Dayspring is an excellent school and I recommend it highly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2012

Dayspring is a school of excellence with great policies and administration. I was happy to enroll my preschool child as soon as he was of age. My eldest child is in second grade now and is reading fantastic; his creative abillities have been stretched. He really enjoys all the classes incliding specials such as technology, art, music and chapel. He loves the spiritual atmosphere. He and I read together and signed the anti-bullying contract that the school offers; what a safe environment for my children compared to what is going on in other schools! The teachers are loving and wise; they are experienced and discipline in love. Overall, This is the type of environment any parent would want for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2012

A 4th grade boy whom I care very much about has just left Dayspring. He has been subject to bullying by another boy for 2 years now. The boy doing the bullying had bullied other children and the school was aware of it. It got to the point that he was not at all happy about going to school. It was causing his academics to suffer. He is a quiet, considerate, loving and very Christian child. The bullying had made him even more quiet and also moody. Dayspring did almost nothing to protect this boy. The principal wasn't helpful at all. I don't think he took it seriously. He seemed to just want to gloss over it by saying the bully had other problems which caused him to behave that way. He seemed not to really care how badly this was affecting this very nice child. Dayspring acted less than Cristian by falling this boy. I never thought I would say I was sorry he attended Dayspring. I would never recommend this school to anyone.


Posted September 21, 2011

Has changed dramatically in 3 years where 2nd grade class sizes last year >25 with 1 teacher and a part-time aide. No auxilliary support or specialists (cut from budget). Good teachers was long tenures have voluntarily left recently. Difficult challenges getting involvement of Principal where his follow-thru needed constant reminders. Academics stressed but love and nurturing of child lost in process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2010

Dayspring is the perfect environment for my son, the classroom size faciliates a good learning environment and the teachers are very caring and work hard to teach the children core values.
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Posted October 25, 2009

I was happy with the school and feel that my children received and excellent foundation. I did not send my children back this year. They have lost about 25% of the student body. I am sure that there are differing reasons for this but mine were the cost and the amount of pressure put on the students and parents to 'fit in'. The school is losing students for more reasons than the economy and they really need to look at that and consider their approach to retaining the students they do have.
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Posted September 17, 2009

I have 2 boys that have attended Dayspring since 1st graqde and am very happy with the academics. Both of them have excelled and have had teachers that were a perfect fit for them and motivatged them do do well. Having tried public school for 1 month, we returned because of the pace of the academics here was needed to keep them challenged. The adminstrator is doing a great job to make the changes needed to keep the school moving forward, and while no school is perfect, he tries to make the necessary adjustments. This school has allowed my kids to develop a love of learniong that will carry them klong after they have graduated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2009

My daughter has been at DCA since 2003. While there has been a significant increase in the number of students at DCA since she started, she still has had no more than 16 students in her class in a year. The teachers have been wonderful and caring. While the level of eductaion used to decrease for the middle school ages, the curriculum has been re-worked over the past few years and has greatly improved. I researched other middle schools in the MA/RI vacininty and found none that were above the DCA level. Perhaps the curriculum may seem easier to the students once they reach middle school, but that is only because they had been so well prepared in the lower grades. Niether of us have ever experienced any issues with fitting in or 'clicks' as parent or student . DCA is a wonderful school that I would highly recomend to all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2008

Dayspring has become more about numbers, it is true. Also, achievement scores show that the students perform well above the national average (average of 2.2 years), and yet they promise even higher scores through curriculum changes. You can not make such promises--it is naive. Leadership of the principal is lacking. The principal is only concerned about numbers--and this shows up in the bathrooms and classrooms. Both are overcrowded. Spiritual climate is not even distinguishable as 'christian'--especailly amongst the teachers. Dayspring is not the place for your kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2008

Dayspring is sacrificing quality for numbers. There is more of a concern for 'more enrollment' and 'more students,' that they forget about several things: the size of the building does not accomodate the number of kids in the building--especially in regards to bathrooms. The physical size of the classroom is small, and students continually are 'squeezed' into a tiny room. There is an atmosphere of 'cliquiness' at Dayspring--for both teachers and students. If you do not fit in, or are the member of a clique, it is a very difficult place to be. This, I am afraid, is just not in providing an atmosphere of God's unconditional love and acceptance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2005

Mychildren have been attending DCAsince 2002.I have tosay the Education and Love We are getting there isoutstanding!I know you have to pay but it is so muchbetter than public schools.The freedom of Religion there is wonderful, God is there and he is TrulyBlessingDayspring.I have been actively invovled with theTeachers andSchool.I feel when mychildren get older ingrades aslong as I am also actively involved.I don't feel there being any problems with the school.You have to think where ever your child will be educated as long as you are actively invovlved there will always be happy students and parents. Mrs.Santana 2005
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Posted May 16, 2005

My son attended Dayspring for Kindergarten. We were told how wonderful it was for the younger grades, and how wonderful his K teacher was. However, our son has attention difficulty, as do most Kindergarten students, and becasue of this, we were told that this school would not be a good fit for him. We were told this by his teacher. He gets good grades, and is reading full stories and writing. He has always had good self esteem. In his class they have a 'happy face' program. Children that don't follow the rules lose their happy face. My son is very enthusiastic. He talks alot, mostly about what is going on in class. Because of this, he loses his happy face close to every day in front of everyone. This is damaging to his self esteem. 8 chidren from his class are switching this year. That seems like alot to me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

I am also currently a parent of a student of Dayspring and my child has attended there for many years now. The younger grades are very impressive,(for students that can handle the stress and difficult academic programs). I must say, however, that the older grades are a dissapointment. I would suggest not to keep your child in Dayspring after 5th grade, where much of the quality goes downhill. Their are few extra curricular activities for them, (their only sport is basketball), and they have no clubs to keep them entertained. They also often have a shortage of teachers. My child often comes home from his grade of under 20 people and complains about the way the kids were treated. If your child does not fit in the year will be difficult for them. I am extremely sorry and often feel guilty for having my child attend there all these years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2004

I am not a parent, but I was a student at Dayspring for 7 years. DCA is a really good school, and provides quality education for children and preteens.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 22, 2004

DCA is a good school, especailly for younger children grades 3 and under. It is an excellent institution for preschoolers and kindergarteners especially! I believe that for higher grades there needs to be some improvements, but in comparison to many of the surrounding schools it is very good. A big plus is the sense of family and community if you fit in. However, if you do not fit in, it may be a bit awkward. Really like the freedom to express love for God also!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Dayspring Christian Academy is a great school the teacher there are great teachers careing about how your kid are doing if they need help they are there to assist you in that help one on one helping if necessary and that is what makes helping your kid succeed .
—Submitted by a parent


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White 57% 67%
Black 16% 8%
Two or more races 15% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 4% 16%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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Attleboro, MA 02703
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