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:

    Summer 2024 TBA
  • Are there new student functions to be aware of?

    Yes!  Back to school family function dates are as follows: (Some dates not set)

    • PICNIC ON THE PLAYGROUND - is for ALL preschool - 5th grade families INCLUDING our new families!  Pack your own picnic and join our elementary administration on the playground for a super fun playdate/meet-up - TBA
    • BEAR BEGINNINGS - for NEW 6th-12th grade students and families - Meet the administration, decorate/stuff your lockers, walk your schedule and get connected!  Administration and student council representatives will host an informative orientation and then you will be accompanied to your hallways, lockers.  This event is only for new middle and high school families and is just a way to get the ‘lay of the land’ before ALL students are on campus at the Back to School BASH.  Date and Time - TBA
    • BACK-TO-SCHOOL BASH - ALL SCHOOL Kindergarten - 12th grade - Meet your teachers, bring your school supplies, get your BEARWEAR, sign up for parent organizations, etc.  Monday, August 5th 2024, time TBA
    • NEW MOMS COFFEE – Date TBA at 8:30am in the lower school library for ALL new moms
    • NEW FAMILY TAILGATE - at the first HOME football game.  Date TBA.  Join the admissions staff and our parent ambassadors under the big tent for a cookout and games in The Grove at 5:30pm.
  • Where can I find our school supply list?

    School Supply Lists can be found here by mid-summer:

  • My student is interested in athletics. How can I get in touch with their coach?

    Contact information for all sports from 5th-12th grades can be found on this document.  Visit our athletic webpage for schedules and additional information.
  • How and when do we purchase Bear Wear?

    Every Friday is Bear Wear Day at DA!  The Bear Wear store is in the lower school lobby and is open every Friday morning from 7:30 - 8am.  DA Bear Wear is also available at 'Back to School Bash' and every home varsity football game.
  • How does the cafeteria program work?

    Students can either bring their own lunch (microwaves are available for grades 3 - 8) or purchase lunch from our cafeteria program.  Their school id card is what they use to charge it to your account.  If you would like to monitor your student's charges, you can log onto to see their cafeteria purchases. Our menus are posted for parents each week in the parent portal or you can view them here.
  • 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.
  • How can I become involved as a parent?

    The DA Parent Association (DAA) is very active and hosts meetings and events throughout the year.  

    The Davidson Academy Athletic Boosters (DAAB) club proudly provides financial and non-financial support to Davidson Academy and its athletic programs.

  • 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, there is a parent administrated private Facebook uniform resale group page.  You can search 'Davidson Academy Uniform - Buy/Sell/Trade' and ask to become a member.

    We currently have 2 racks of donated BearWear and school uniforms in all sizes by the lower school front desk .  It is free for our new families if you want to swing by and take a look!  Miss Nancy is at her desk M-Th from 9-3 and happy to help you.
  • 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 7th, 2024
  • When will my student get access to their locker?

    At 'Bear Beginnings' and 'Back to School Bash', locker numbers are posted and students can have access those nights, or on the first day of school.
  • When will my student receive their textbooks and device?

    Email notifications will be sent to parents in July for 8th through 12th grade students to sign up for a time to come in and pick up their device.

    Students in 6-7 grades will receive their computers in their classroom during the first day of classes.

    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 5th, elementary teachers are posted and students can have access to their classroom that night.
  • 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
  • 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.