Knowledge, Faith and Appreciative Attitudes
At Divine Mercy Catholic Academy (DMCA), children are educated in a caring family atmosphere that is committed to excellence in education. The school prepares children of all ethnic and religious backgrounds with Christian moral values, knowledge, skills and appreciative attitudes that will empower them in life.
As a community of faith, students actively participate in monthly Mass and daily prayers. Students are aware of the needs of others and provide service through participation in drives for the victims of natural disasters and charitable programs including the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The academy offers a nursery (3-year-old) and Pre-K for All (4-year-old) program as well as kindergarten through eighth grade in a safe (CCTV) and structured environment.
The nursery program uses Sadlier’s Alligator Club reading program. Eligible seventh- and eighth-grade students are offered Honors Math which prepares them for the Integrated Algebra Regents at the end of eighth grade. Spanish is part of the curriculum for grades five through eight. Students from nursery through grade eight use SMART Board technology.
The school offers early drop off from 7:15 a.m., and an afterschool program until 6 p.m. Bus transportation and the free/reduced lunch program are available for eligible students. Title I math, reading and counseling are offered for qualified students. The percentage of students passing state tests is above the state and city percentages. The longer a student attends DMCA, the higher their test scores.
Programs such as student council, choir, twirling, yearbook and band are available. The student council plans activities for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and Catholic Schools Week, which are fun for young and old, and often of service to others. Parents have the opportunity to help the school and meet other parents at events such as car washes, carnivals, Christmas wreath sales and the annual student fashion show.
The school office will be open Aug. 29 – Sept. 1, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Sept. 6, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.