Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy is a Hamilton County Magnet School. In order to “think globally and act locally,” we must first examine our local community. Calvin Donaldson Environmental Science Academy (CDESA) is an academically rigorous Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade elementary school located in South Chattanooga, TN. Here in this urban environment we lay the foundation for fulfilling our mission. 

Learning through Environmental Science integrates opportunities to enrich our curriculum and reach our student achievement goals by enhancing critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Along with all other Hamilton County Schools we seek to educate all students to their highest potential. We continue to focus on helping students succeed, enhancing staff development and increasing community support. In doing so, we are investing in the future of our neighborhood, Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

We welcome you to our journey in developing life-long learners.

October 2014 Newsletter
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School Events
10/13/2014 to 11/7/2014
•  Tutoring
10/31/2014
•  Fall Pictures
Time: 9:00 AM

Volunteer of the Year!!
We are thrilled to honor our very own, Mike Fulbright, as HCEA's 2012-2013 Volunteer of the Year!