New Family Information

Welcome to Davidson Academy! 
We are SO excited to have your family with us this year and the admissions office is here to help ease your transition.  Please call or email us with any questions that may arise during the process.  We are here for YOU and are so glad you're a DA BEAR!

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  • Are new students required to complete the 'Summer Reading' assignments?

    We encourage our new students to complete the summer assignments.  If you are transferring in closer to the start date of school, then we completely understand the impossibility.  You can find our reading and assignment lists below:

    High School Summer Assignments

    Middle School Summer Assignments

    Elementary School Summer Assignments (Coming Soon)
  • Are there new student functions to be aware of?

    Yes!  DA has a few new family functions around the start of school and we will have those dates very soon. 

    We have a 'parent contact' list of our current parents who have offered to be grade level liaisons for our new families.  A list of them will be given to you in your new student packet. 
  • How and when do we purchase Bear Wear?

    Every Friday is Bear Wear Day at DA!  The Bear Wear trailer sits in front of the lower school building and is open every Friday morning (weather permitting) from 7:30 - 8:15.  DA Bear Wear is also available at 'Back to School Bash' and every home football game.  
  • How does the cafeteria program work?

    Students can either bring their own lunch (microwaves are available) or purchase lunch from our cafeteria program.  Their school id card is what they use to charge it to your account.  To set up your account through SAGE dining, please visit THIS LINK.  Our menus are posted for parents each week on the parent portal.
  • I can't get signed in to my MAGNUS Health account?

    There will be some frustrations with logging into Magnus to begin filling out your health information as prompted by the auto generated emails.   Your link will go "live" on July 1 when we change grade levels with all of our students.  Our existing families are able to currently log in, but new families are still coded as "incoming" so the link is there but not active.  On July 1, you will become "current" students thus unlocking the system so you can begin to fill out all the necessary information and upload any sports physicals.  Our apologies as we know this is a bit frustrating.  
    If your student will be playing sports, just hold on to the copy of your physical, concussion form, and cardiac arrest form.  You can upload it directly to Magnus when your link is live. 
    If you have not turned in a birth certificate or immunization record to the admissions office, please email a copy to Nurse Karen Tressler at as soon as possible.  
  • Is there a Davidson Academy Handbook?

    Yes!  Here is a LINK TO OUR HANDBOOK, and you can also find it under the parent resource portal.
  • My child has a health concern I would like to discuss. Who do we talk to about that?

    Davidson Academy has a full-time school nurse.  Her name is Karen Tressler and you can contact her directly at or you can call her directly at 615-860-5316.
  • Once school gets started, how can I become involved as a parent?

    The DA Parent Association (DAA) is very active and hosts meetings and events throughout the year.  We are currently updating their webpage and will post the link here soon.  
    The DA Athletic Boosters (DAAB) helps with our various athletic  teams and will also have an updated webpage soon.  
  • What type of uniforms does DA require and where can they be purchased?

    DA uniforms are purchased through Dennis Uniform. 

    There is a store located at
    204 Ward Circle #400
    Brentwood, TN 37027
    Or you can shop online at  

    Also, at the end of each school year, our DAA hosts a consignment sale where our students can buy/sell what they have outgrown and need next.
  • When can my student sign up for clubs or sports they are interested in?

    The middle and high school students have a special club fair day at the beginning of the school year where they sign up for what they are interested in.  If you have a special interest in a certain area, we encourage you to email that particular teacher/coach/sponsor and start a conversation!
  • When is the first day of school?

    The first day of school is Wednesday, August 10th and our 'Back to School Bash' is Monday, August 8th from 4-6 p.m.

    2022-2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR
  • When will my student get access to their locker?

    At our 'Back to School Bash', Monday, August 8th, locker numbers are posted and students can have access that night, or on the first day of school.

    For NEW STUDENTS, we are planning our first 'Bear Beginnings' family night where new families will have the opportunity to meet various teachers/staff, find lockers, etc.  This is tentatively planned for Thursday, July 28th beginning at 4pm and more information will be shared with you over the summer.  
  • When will my student receive their textbooks and device?

    Notifications will be sent out in July for 6th through 12th grade students to sign up for a time to come in and pick up their device.

    Textbooks are either loaded onto student's individual devices or in their classroom on the first day of school.  
  • When will our elementary students know who their teacher is?

    At our 'Back to School Bash', Monday, August 8th, elementary teachers are posted and students can have access to their classroom that night.

    For NEW STUDENTS, we are planning our first 'Bear Beginnings' family night where new families will have the opportunity to meet various teachers/staff, find lockers, etc.  This is tentatively planned for Thursday, July 28th beginning at 4pm and more information will be shared with you over the summer. 
  • When will we know our student schedule?

    Schedules are created over the summer months by our middle and high school administrators.  Students are usually notified by the end of July.
  • Where can I find information about DA's Before and After School Program and Summer Bear Camp?

    Our Before and After School Program is run by Mrs. Alice Vestal and that information can be found here.

    For our super fun Summer Bear Camp information click here
    The downloadable pdf can be found here.
  • Where can I find our school supply list?

    School Supply Lists can be found here by mid-summer.
  • Who do we contact if we are interested in bus transportation?

    If you are interested in DA bus transportation, all of the information you will need can be found here.