Specialty Classes

The Specialists Department consists of a team of teachers, with specializations in their given subject. Research shows that Creative Arts helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. Grounded with a biblical worldview education, these skills are important for the development of the whole child


Mrs. Delvental

Our God is a God of creativity, and also of order – DCA’s music program grows understanding of musical traditions, what music means to the individual, and how to recreate music in many forms. We drum, we dance, we sing, we play everything from Recorders to rock band instruments. Music class explores music theory, music history, music appreciation and genres, instrument families, global cultural music and dance, songwriting, and musical theater, depending on the age group and unit. Musical experimentation and pursuit of technical growth are both valued, and we maintain an environment of encouragement and excitement as we push for excellence.

Extra-curricular music opportunities:

  • Junior High Worship band

  •  Senior High Worship band

  •  Worship Dance Team

  • Christmas Concert (involving speaking, dramatic, and musical roles)

  • School-wide Fine Arts Night.


Mrs. Juarez

As God's image-bearers we have an innate enjoyment of creating things that never existed before. There is immense satisfaction in using our hands, eyes, minds, and hearts to download ideas from the Holy Spirit and manipulate materials to create something that can bless others. My job is to shepherd my students through the times when they have doubts about whether they can do something or when they feel a project is getting too difficult to complete. Perseverance not only builds their character, it boosts their confidence and results in artwork that is often breathtaking in its beauty.

      • We explore: line, shape, color, pattern, texture, balance, composition, contrast and other art principles and elements.
      • Using various mediums: drawing, paint (watercolr and acrylic, clay, printmaking, sculpture, and collage..

to express the unique and exciting people God created us to be for His divine purpose. And that is always a beautiful thing!

Spanish (K-10)

Señorita “S” (come December, Señora Sutka)

In a globalized world, knowing a second language is becoming less of a hobby or privilege and more of a necessity. Furthermore, as Christians, we can leverage bilingualism to relate to others, share our faith with them, and obey the Great Commission by going to all nations.During their studies, students will learn about a variety of themes. They will study the prevalence of Spanish within the United States and learn about Spanish-speaking countries around the world. They will learn to talk about themselves and their interests, food, school, sports, and culture. They will also learn how to discuss and share their faith in Spanish.

  • K-5 Students learn the basics of the language and culture.
  • 6-10 In this rigorous program, students build on the basics focusing on speaking, listening, reading and writing to achieve conversational proficiency and a goal of intermediate speaking proficiency (ACTFL guidelines)


Mrs. Mongeau

We believe library is a time set aside for students to learn and socialize in a quiet and relaxing environment, in an atmosphere that offers both educational and fun ways of learning.

Each week, students will enjoy a weekly reader with many interactive activities, games, puzzles, and so much more. While learning of the world around them, students will have age appropriate lessons focusing on Science, Math, Art, History, Current Events, and Reading skills. This will be done through educational and interactive videos, games, puzzles and worksheets that coincide with the lesson. In addition to a weekly reader, students will have the opportunity to rotate in various center-based activities. Library is an opportunity to open students’ minds to creativity and social skills according to what God's desire is for us.


Mr. Murphy

Technology—it is on our desks, on our laps, in our pockets, and virtually everywhere else. Knowing how to navigate a computer and utilize its programs can be vitally helpful in academic settings, workplaces, and even the home. At Dayspring, students from kindergarten to fifth grade spend time each week in the Tech Lab where they get familiar with the keyboard through various typing drills, explore the Microsoft Office suite, and consider the broader world of technology to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Physical Education

Mrs. Landis

“The role of Christian physical education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, fitness, and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy life in order to serve God and others. The body is a God-given possession in and through it we live the Christian life. Physical education is foundational to the students' understanding of honoring our Creator with the body that He has given us.”


Mrs. Vasquez

Given the unfortunate statistic that a significant percentage of children raised in Christian homes begin to doubt or even reject the Christian faith after leaving high school, we at DCA feel strongly that Christian schools need to do a better job of teaching students that there is good, solid evidence for our Christian beliefs. To that end, we focus on three basic areas of study each year:

1. Creation
We present them with scientific evidence demonstrating that the biblical accounts of Creation and The Flood in the book of Genesis are the best explanation of how this intelligently designed universe began to exist.

2. Jesus:
We present them with historical evidence that the New Testament Gospels are
reliable, eyewitness accounts of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

3. Resurrection:
We present the strong, historical evidence for the resurrection of Jesus and for Him being the prophesied Jewish Messiah.

Although we realize that only the Holy Spirit can convince someone of the truth of the
Gospel, we want to do our part in showing students that the Christian faith is not “blind”
faith but rather is supported by an overwhelming abundance of scientific and historical