Who are we?

Dawn Christian Academy is an independent non-profit corporation organized under the religious corporation laws of the State of California.  All gifts are tax-deductible.  It is not affiliated with any church or specific denomination.  The governing body of the school is the Board of Trustees, which meets regularly to ensure the school keeps our focus on God and stays on mission. The Lord Jesus Christ is the presiding albeit unseen member of each board, committee, and department of the school.

DCA is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and participates in various events hosted by the ACSI (i.e. Spelling Bee, Creative Writing Festival, Speech Meet, Math Olympics (Gr. 1-8), Math League (Gr. 7-12), Science Fair, etc.).

Our Vision

To establish, on the San Francisco Peninsula, an enduring Christ-centered school to train up godly leaders and world changers.

Our Mission

Dawn Christian Academy offers young people in our community a Bible-based education, emphasizing character training, to prepare them to be the godly leaders of tomorrow.


The purpose of the school is threefold:

  1. To assist parents in their God given role as primary educators
  2. To provide a Christian environment in which students may pursue a mastery of various academic disciplines necessary to become productive members in their community
  3. To work closely with the local churches in the ministry to the family

To support the three-fold purpose of the school, students will be trained to apply the principles of the Bible to their daily lives. Our programs will focus on the development of Christian character, leadership skills, social graces, and the appreciation for culture as expressed through the fine and performing arts. Our academic instruction will include training in several subject areas emphasizing the skills of reading, writing, and oral communication. Students will be instructed in mathematical reasoning, computation and application. They will also be trained to maintain proper levels of physical fitness.

Philosophy of Education

The goal of Dawn Christian Academy is to train our students to be the godly leaders of tomorrow in our homes, in our community, in our nation and in the world.

We believe that our school is an arm of the home and the church. It is most effective when the school, home, and church work together as a team. However, the ultimate responsibility lies with the parents (Deuteronomy 6). We believe in frequent communication and interaction with parents through correspondence, conferences and school events.

We have adopted a Christ-centered curriculum which is not contaminated by humanistic influences, but firmly based on the Bible, God's infallible and authoritative Word. All subjects are taught in the light of Biblical truth.

We carefully choose Christians to be on our staff whose lives exemplify the Lord Jesus Christ and His teachings. Every effort is made to encourage our staff to be the living curriculum so that a student being fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40).

We believe that a mastery of academic disciplines is to be pursued in a traditional classroom setting. An atmosphere of order and discipline shall prevail to insure optimum learning. Instruction is geared toward the average student.

Our ministry calls us to evangelize and disciple our students. Soul winning shall be a top priority, but discipleship is our main emphasis.  It is our goal that each student reads the Bible on his own and applies scriptural principles to his daily life.

Our programs will focus on the development of Christian character traits, leadership skills, social graces, physical fitness and an appreciation for culture as expressed through the fine and performing arts.

Our emphasis includes political involvement and awareness in the hope that these young people will someday help our nation return to her godly heritage.

Daily staff devotions, parent prayer boosters, fasting, and a Prayer Board are channels to utilize prayer power to under gird our school as part of God's school system.

The greatest challenge is not problems in finances, enrollment, staffing, and facilities but in keeping our school Christ-centered. It is our ultimate goal that God's lesson plan be followed carefully at Dawn Christian Academy so that God can be glorified in all we do at DCA.

Doctrinal Statement

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

(I Thessalonians 2:13, II Peter 1:21)

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in the three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit.

(Deuteronomy 6:4, Isaiah 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22)

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return to earth in power and glory.

(Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:31,35, Hebrews. 7:25, I Peter 2:22, Acts 2:22, Acts 10:38, I Corinthians 15:3, II Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 28:6).

We believe that for salvation of the lost and because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely necessary.

(John 3:5-6, Titus 3:5)

We believe that men are justified on the single ground of faith in the shed blood of Christ and only by God’s grace through faith are we saved.

(Ephesians 2:8, Titus 2:11, Titus 3:5-7)

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life.

(Acts 2:43, Acts 2:4-39)

We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

(Matthew 25:46)

We believe that heaven and hell are definite places.

(John 14:2, Luke 10:20, Matthew 6:20, II Peter 2:4, Matthew 10:28)

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

(Ephesians 1:22, 23, Ephesians 2:19-22, Hebrews 12:22-23, Romans 12:5, I Corinthians 10:17, Galatians 3:28)

We believe that the term marriage has only one meaning and that is marriage sanctioned by God which joins one man and one woman in a single, exclusive union.

(Genesis 2:22-24, Matthew 19:4-6, Colossians 3:18-19, Ephesians 5:22-33)

Non-Discrimination Policy

Dawn Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aide program, and athletic and other school-administered programs. An applicant must be open to the hearing and learning about the gospel of Jesus Christ.