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The Founding of Desoto County Academy

The First Building

Current Building

DCA was started in 1970, by a group of parents concerned about their children’s education. Ark Academy was the name of the school from 1970 – 1974. The school first met in a small building in Olive Branch, MS, formerly Mineral Wells on Old Hwy 78. The school then moved to its current location in August, 1973 once the building construction was complete.

The school was named by Mrs. Betty, who had a vision to start a private school where children could get a quality Christian education. The name came from the Bible. God told Noah to build the Ark to save his family and others from destruction. The vision God gave her was to save the children from the dangerous direction public education was headed because of the removal of prayer from the public schools.

In 1974 the new board of directors changed the name of the school to Desoto County Academy as it still is today.

The goal has always been to provide a Christian education to the children of this area.

You can see some more of our older photos by clicking here.