About Us

The Daniel Christian Academy (TDCA) is a private Christian school in Rochester Minnesota serving preschool students to twelfth grade. Our mission is to develop leaders who are rooted in Christ, who cultivate their potential and who impact the world through service.

  • We believe that children are gifts from God, each packaged with unique abilities, talents and callings that can be expressed in a variety of ways.

  • As educators, we come alongside parents to cultivate these gifts while attending to children physically, emotionally and spiritually.

  • We value excellence in academics and have special emphasis on mathematics, science and language arts.

  • We value positive and beneficial social relationships and interactions and teach emotional intelligence through the foundation of the fruit of the spirit (Galatians 5:22-23).

  • We value service to the community and believe that servanthood is the path to the most impactful leadership (Mark 10:43).

  • We value innovation and believe wisdom is a gift freely given by God (James 1:5). As such, we expose students to entrepreneurship and leadership modules that are woven throughout the curriculum.

  • Most importantly, we value commitment to Jesus Christ and encourage all students to maintain a relationship with Him. We believe that success is defined by hearing God's voice and then obeying His instruction. 

At the TDCA, our goal is not to just have a bible class, but to live the bible.