Response to COVID-19

A message from the Head of School

In response to developments from the current public health emergency, Donum Dei leadership and teachers swiftly implemented the Distance Education Program on March 16 for students to continue academic studies during the period when our facilities are closed.

We understand families outside of the Donum Dei community are in a challenging position regarding how to educate their children. As we all journey through this season together and find ways to engage our children at home, the Academy is offering two resources.

  • Blog Articles on pertinent topics of how parents can continue to nourish children’s hearts, souls, minds and bodies amidst this season. Visit the Blog section of this website periodically or follow us on social media to get updates for the latest releases.


  • Enrollment in the Distance Education Program for the remainder of this school year (ending July 9). We have reopened enrollment at this time as a temporary service to families in need and will consider potential partnerships with all parents who meet our partnership criteria and whose children can learn successfully in a distance education space. Visit the Admissions Process page for an overview of next steps. All application criteria and tuition details apply.

Donum Dei’s leadership, teachers, and families link arms and bend our knees with believers around the globe in unceasing prayer against this invisible (Coronavirus) enemy. We rise together to defeat this virus and any hold it has over our daily lives.

For the glory of our great God,


Christine McLean, Ed. D.

Head of School

Updated on March 20, 2020.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the fees and tuition for the Distance Education Program?

Tuition is commensurate to our current tuition and is prorated based on your child’s start date. To complete enrollment, there is a non-refundable registration fee of 15% of your family’s total tuition due. This payment will go towards the overall tuition balance.

There is a non-refundable application fee of $100/student ($200 maximum/family). For families applying for financial aid, there is a processing fee due to the third party vendor. Both fees are due at the time of submitting the respective applications. 

I am interested in Donum Dei as an education option for my child. How do I get started?

The first step of our admissions process is to attend an Information Session. Visit the Information Session page to register for an upcoming event. The session is conducted online for 1 hour. Please note, both parents are required to attend.

If you have already attended an Information Session, please contact us to proceed with next steps of the admissions process. 

How soon can my child start class?

Due to the immediate need for students to enroll as quickly as possible, all entering families should aim for their students’ first day of classes to be approximately one week from the date of their Information Session, as long as all steps are completed. 

Please note, however, applying for financial aid could delay the admissions process up to 3 weeks. 

The pathways for admissions are as follows:

For March 30 start 

Information Session:   Tuesday, March 24; 1:00pm
Application due:  Wednesday, March 25
Student Visit Day:  Thursday, March 26; times TBD
Family Interview:  Thursday, March 26; 3:00pm, 3:30pm, or 4:00pm
Tuition Agreement due:  Friday, March 27

For April 6 start

Information Session:   Tuesday, March 31; 1:00pm
Application due:  Wednesday, April 1
Student Visit Day:  Thursday, April 2; times TBD
Family Interview:  Thursday, April 2; 3:00pm, 3:30pm, or 4:00pm
Tuition Agreement due:  Friday, April 3

For April 14 start

Information Session:   Tuesday, April 7; 1:00pm
Application due:  Wednesday, April 8
Student Visit Day:  Thursday, April 9; times TBD
Family Interview:  Thursday, April 9; 3:00pm, 3:30pm, or 4:00pm
Tuition Agreement due:  Friday, April 10

Are there any supplemental documents to prepare for the admissions process?

The following records are required for each student enrolled at Donum Dei. 

  1. Immunization records

  2. Student grades

  3. Transcripts


To support timely admissions, we recommend families begin gathering these documents and submit them to our Admissions Office as early as possible .

What can I expect for the Student Visit Day?

Prospective students will join our online classes for their current grade/level. We will provide you with your student’s schedule of classes for the day and the links to join them. Students will need a device to connect and headphones as well as general classroom supplies (pencil, paper, crayons/colored pencils).

Prospective students will also spend time one-on-one with a teacher for an age-appropriate reading and math assessment.

What does the online Family Interview entail?

Upon the prospective student’s completion of the Visit Day, parents will meet online with the Head of School and Director of Admissions for a family interview. To support the prospective student’s success in the Distance Education Program, the goal is to ascertain the right fit and parent partnership.

During our time together, we will pray, answer your questions, discuss our parent partnership, share student assessment results from the Visit Day, and review recommendations for any area that requires tutoring support.

Please note, both parents are required to attend the interview.

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