Lower School students participate in weekly chapels. Each chapel features student/teacher led worship and a Bible-based message from a teacher, student, or guest speaker. Upper School students also participate in weekly chapels. The Dean of Spiritual Life shares a message and the student led praise band leads worship.
Upper School Students are divided up into groups of 10-12 students based on age and gender and are paired with a faculty member.
There are numerous opportunities for students to give back at DA. Our school partners with various ministries and organizations throughout the year such as Merizdo Ministries, Shwab Elementary, Atanie’s Hope Project, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and Room at the Inn. High school students have opportunity to travel to Haiti in the winter and to South Korea with our international student sponsors in the summer.
Each Thursday morning, upper school students have the opportunity to learn from their peers through student led Bible studies. This is a great opportunity for students to become spiritual leaders within the community.
At the beginning of each school year, high school students go on a spiritual retreat at Camp Widjiwagan in Murfreesboro, TN. At the retreat, students relax, make new friends, and grow in their faith.