Admission Requirements


All children entering Divine Mercy Academy are subject to the policies and regulations of the Diocese of Orlando, Brevard County, and the State of Florida. Children entering the early childhood program must be potty trained and meet the following age requirements:

  • Pre-K3 must be 3 years old on or before September 1st of the academic year.
  • Pre-K4 must be 4 years old on or before September 1st of the academic year.
  • Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before September 1st of the academic year.

Children entering grade 1 must be 6 years old on or before September 1st of that year, or have successfully completed kindergarten at an accredited public or private school.

Enrollment of students at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy implies the willingness of both parents and students to comply with and support decisions, policies, regulations and philosophy of the academy.

Families requesting admission to Divine Mercy Academy must submit the following:

  • Complete academy registration form.
  • The registration fee. This fee is non-refundable
  • Current immunization records.
  • An academy physical
  • A birth certificate
  • A baptismal certificate (if baptised)

To register for Category I tuition rate, a commitment to an active, supporting membership in Divine Mercy Parish (demonstrated by use of Sunday envelopes) is required. The Category II rate is required of non-parishioner families.

Each academy family is required to contribute a specified number of volunteer hours throughout the academic year.

All prospective students must interview with the principal before registering at Divine Mercy Catholic Academy. Based on this interview, the academy administration reserves the right to determine whether or not a child may be registered at this academy.

Students wishing to enter DMCA will be given a short assessment in the areas of reading comprehension and math calculation.  Results are utilized, along with prior standardized test scores and report cards, for consideration of grade level placement.

All students entering Divine Mercy Catholic Academy for the first time will be accepted on a probationary basis for a nine week period to ascertain their ability to adjust to the academy’s philosophy and program.

Admissions are non-discriminatory and not based on race, sex or national origin.

The administration reserves the right to assign students to a particular grade. Any questions or concerns must be addressed to the principal.

Re-Registration for All Grades

Re-registration of the current student body normally occurs in mid-January for the early childhood program (PK3 – K) and at the beginning of March for all other grades. A fee is required at that time. In order to re-register, all financial debts must be paid, and all service hour requirements for the current academic year must be fulfilled. REGISTRATION FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE. Any student, who withdraws from Divine Mercy for reason deemed to be unacceptable to the administration, will not be readmitted. The principal reserves the right to readmit students to Divine Mercy Academy.