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100 Academy Drive
Olive Branch, MS 38654

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November 17, 2015
Our children have been attending for the 15 - 16 school year and thus far we have been pleased with the experience. The after school care is great for 2 working parents. The school does not provide lunch or snacks, which in the long run creates an added expense. Also, the outside of the school does not resemble a traditional school building. However, if you are looking for a non-common core Christian learning environment, this is your best value in Desoto County. Teachers are great and really care about the kids.

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April 24, 2015
DCA couldn't have predicted the growth they have experienced this past year, and like with any change, there is a transition period! They have made renovations and added portables for the upcoming school year. One of the areas that hasn't changed is their love for our children! We'd chose DCA all over again for that very reason! The curriculum is great, and our kids are learning by leaps and bounds (scoring well above their grade level on the latest achievement tests).

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November 06, 2014
First year here and all has been well. My son seems to be doing well with their curriculum. (9th grade)

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October 10, 2014
We are very pleased with DCA. A large improvement from my sons last school. I would recommend this school.

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August 29, 2014
My daughter has been going here for 3 years and the school has grown and improved a lot. The classes have grown, but the assistants have been helpful. My daughters class has 18 students total + teacher (Simpson - Yes she has a teaching degree) and a floating assistant. She loves her class. There are a lot of new teachers and staff this year and they all seem to be great at what they do! Keep up the good work DCA!

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2014
My children have gone here for well over 8 years. I am very disappointed at the explosion in new kids. I thought this would be a small school with one on one attention but they have taken on too much. They had a good thing going.

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August 08, 2014
My child has been going to this school for the past 2 years. We picked this school b/c of student teacher ratio and it was affordable. The classes were smaller and with that being said you should have more one on one time. Well, now we are 2 years down the road and the school has taken on too many kids. The student teacher ratio is now like a public school and they raised the tuition. Nothing like getting tuition raised and then getting more students in the class. Now the one on one does not even exist. I am very disappointed that this has happened. I am all for growth, but this is way to fast. The school is not equipped to handle that many children. . We will see how the year goes, but at this rate, we may not be returning for the 2015 school year and I hate that...time will tell.

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May 09, 2014
This is our first year at DCA. My child struggled in the public schools, but the extra attention provided by DCA has allowed her to excel. We are very pleased. -J

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April 29, 2014
My child has attended this school for the past two years and he loves it. The teachers are great and the abeka curriculum is fantastic. He has really improved since he started at DCA.

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November 12, 2013
DCA is a school where everyone that works there cares about the students and helping them succeed. I've never seen a school with so many people that really and truly, honestly care about the kids.

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October 09, 2013
My kids are doing very well in this school and they are really enjoying it.

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October 04, 2013
Do not be misled; I am a parent with children at this school and I can tell you that they do not have a good plan for the growth that has occurred this year. There are not enough teachers for some classes; my middle-school child's class has a student teacher ratio of 23-1; higher than all but one public school; I chose this school because of the published small class size. I am concerned about how continued growth will impact the school and the children; as it is, the school's facilities are can barely handle their current enrollment. I love the ABEKA curriculum; the staff is knowledgeable and pleasant, there is just not enough! The tuition rate is extremely reasonable. I would be willing to pay a higher tuition if it would go toward hiring additional teachers and infrastructure improvements in order to accommodate the growth. As it stands, I am considering not re-enrolling my youngest child next year unless the student-teacher ratio improves.

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October 02, 2013
We absolutely LOVE this school! Extremely reasonable tuition, great teachers and curriculum. Its everything we were looking for!

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September 18, 2013
This school is outstanding with a great location, staff / teachers, curriculum, and most importantly a Christian environment where every child fits in. Make sure you check this school out, if you are thinking about taking your child out of the public school system. We struggled with that descision, but after taking a tour and talking with the staff it was an easy descision and one that we are very happy with.

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September 10, 2013
My kids are loving this school and their teachers are amazing. A huge difference over the crowded public schools!

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September 03, 2013
Desoto County Academy in 1 word = Awesome! They provide a great Christian education for all ages.

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August 30, 2013
This is a great school and my kids are loving it again this year. Thanks DCA!

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August 30, 2013
This school has really grown and now there are over 165 students! They are using new Abeka curriculum that is Christian faith based. Great student to teacher ratio. Archery is starting this fall with other sports to follow. My son loves this school! 6th grade parent.

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August 16, 2013
My child just started preschool at DAC. So far, he loves it. I have been pleased thus far as well. The first day he came home, he said, "That was Awesome!" I don't have to put up a fight in the mornings. He is ready to go. He actually practices the work that he performed at school at night without me initiating it. I look forward to the years to come.

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August 03, 2012
My daughter went here for 2 years (6th and 7th grades). Sixth grade was great. Great teacher, great principal that kept order and respect. Seventh grade was horrible. Teacher didn't complete the books (75% of math) and was also the new principal, which is too many roles for one person. When the board was approached they were very defensive with regard to problems and an attempt to solve same. Will NOT be back.

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October 03, 2010
This school is awesome. My child was there for 4 years then I decided to let my child attend another private Catholic school. I am not too happy there and will be returning my child next year! This school truly does teach the children Christian values and all of my other children will be attending DCA!

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July 27, 2010
This is an awesome little private school, my son attended last year for 2nd grade. His teacher and staff made extra effort to make sure I was informed of everything about his day from his grades to his behavior. I felt so intuned with everything overall! I absoultely love the fact that he is learning about religion as well as using the Beca curriculum. He loves getting up and going to school each day and I love that he is happy! He will definately be attending next year!

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May 14, 2010
My daughter just finished 1st grade and my son pre-k4. This is a wonderful school. Not only are they taught about religion and how to be good Christians, but they are up to date with the Beca curriculum. Some of their books are old in the library, but to me, this assures me that they will be taught about history and not forget the important things. The parents could be a bit more involved. I know it is hard when you work, but as a parent, we need to make sure we fullfill out commitments. The staff is very professional and friendly. They do not hesitate to discipline a child if needed. Overall, I can not imagine my kids going to a public school or even another private

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December 14, 2009
please consider a different school staff is very rude and the books are so old they ones my child has is back in the 1970's

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May 04, 2009
This is a great school everyone is very friendly and they really do work with the kids and parents and they turely care this is the 1st year i have sent my kids there and they will be going there next year

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September 02, 2008
I have gone to DCA since kindergarden,and now i am n 7th grade this school has alot of love and learning in it i can not imagine going to another school

- submitted by a student
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August 25, 2008
I went to DCA and graduated from there in May of 2000 now my son is going there. The school is very small but has alot potential if it is given the support it needs from the surrounding communites. The Christian atmosphere are perfect for children just starting or those who may need a boost in the right direction. PLease come and check out school out.

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November 23, 2007
I have gone to DCA for 7 years the school is not as big as other schools but it has a lot of love in it and you learn so much.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2007
This school is really awesome. This is my child's second year at this school and he is doing very well. The teachers are great. We need to get more students attending this school. If you are looking for an affordable, good, private, Christian education for your child, please come to check out our school.

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Desoto County Academy
100 Academy Drive, Olive Branch, MS  38654
(662) 895-6385
Last modified Desoto County Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Desoto County Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top