Admissions: Frequently Asked Questions

What grade levels does Denver Christian School serve?
Denver Christian School offers an excellent, college-preparatory preschool – 12th grade education to children of Christian parents.

What is an average class size at Denver Christian?

We know the value of small class sizes and are intentional at keeping our teacher to student ratio low.  Although most of our class sizes are smaller than this, our classes are capped at:

  • Kindergarten:  18 students
  • First-Second grades:  22 students
  • Third-Fifth grades:  24 students
  • Middle School:  25
  • High School:  27

What are the school hours at Denver Christian?
Kindergarten through 12th grade hours are Monday through Friday from 8:20am to 3:15pm.

Preschool hours are as follows:

3-year-olds (Preschool):

  • Two mornings a week:  Tuesday and Friday from 8:20 – 12:30 am
  • Lunch Time 12:00 – 12:30

4-year-olds (PreK):

    • Three mornings a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 8:20-12:30
    • Three full days a week: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 8:20-3:15
    • Five full days a week: Monday through Friday – 8:20-3:15 (minimum of 5 students)
    • Lunch Time 12:00 – 12:30 for all classes

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Do Denver Christian students wear uniforms?
No. Our students are not required to wear uniforms; however, we do have a dress code that emphasizes a clean, neat and modest appearance. Denver Christian students also have a chapel dress code that includes a collared shirt and no athletic pants for Thursday chapel days and for field trips. Students are also encouraged to wear DC apparel on Fridays.

Denver Christian operates on a trimester system. What does this mean?
Denver Christian breaks our academic year into three grading periods. The advantages to the trimester system are that parents have more evaluation periods to receive confirmed reports of their student’s progress and students have more opportunities for electives throughout the year.

What textbooks and curriculum supplements are used at Denver Christian?
Our school uses the best curriculum available, a variety of textbook publishers and online references guides to enhance our core curriculum. Scriptural principles and a biblical worldview are integrated throughout the curriculum by teachers at all grade levels.

Does Denver Christian participate in any Standardized Testing programs?
Yes. We administer the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test to all students 2 times a year grade 1-12. This nationally-normed standardized assessment created by the Northwest Evaluation Association is very comprehensive and will chart progress for the term of the student’s years at Denver Christian School. In addition, 9th grade students are given the Strong’s Interest  Inventory evaluation, 10th grade students are given the Myers-Briggs Personality Type evaluation and all juniors and seniors are required to take the ACT.

Where is Denver Christian School located?
In 2014, our three campuses consolidated to one, brand new, 20-acre campus located near W. Hampden Avenue and S. Wadsworth Blvd. Our new address: 3898 S Teller Street, Lakewood, CO, 80235.

Do we have to attend a certain church in order to enroll in Denver Christian School?
No. Denver Christian School is not owned or operated by a particular church or denomination. In fact, we are a community of families representing more than 100 different Christian congregations.

More Information about our Church Community

Denver Christian School teaches “from a Reformed perspective.” What does that mean?

The word “Reformed” comes from the Protestant Reformation and the “Reformers” who followed. Reformed Christian education is based on certain fundamental theological convictions, including the belief that this is God’s world; that the world was created good by God, distorted by sin, redeemed in Christ, and awaits the fullness of God’s reign; that as sinners saved by grace alone, we are called to lives of grateful service to God; and that every part of the believer’s life is affected by his or her faith.

Reformed Christian education is rooted in a particular understanding of the school’s role and responsibilities, and also has specific goals, purposes, and methods. Key among those goals is helping young Christians mature in their faith.

More Information on our Statement of Faith

How can I learn about student achievement at Denver Christian School?
Denver Christian has a long-standing reputation for academic excellence. On average, our students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests.

More Information on our Standardized Testing Scores

Does Denver Christian accept International students?
Yes. Denver Christian School serves students from many backgrounds, including international students. For more information about admission criteria and enrollment procedures, contact the Director of Academics, Dr Steve Kortenhoeven, skortenhoeven@denverchristian.org.

More Information on our International Students Program

Does Denver Christian take students mid-year?
Yes. Denver Christian accepts applications throughout the year on a rolling basis where openings in grade levels permit.

More Information on our Transfer Process

Does Denver Christian provide transportation?
Yes. Bus service is available to families located along two routes. Many Denver Christian families carpool, a strategy that not only minimizes driving time, but also forges relationships and builds community.

More Information on our Shuttle Bus Transportation Program

Does Denver Christian offer extended care before and after school?
Yes. We offer Before School Care for grades K-8 beginning at 7:10 a.m.. We offer After School Care for grades K-8 until 6:00 p.m.

More Information on our Before and After Care Program

Does Denver Christian have a hot lunch program?
Yes. We have an on-site cafeteria and dining hall that offers a variety of healthy school lunches on all full class days. The cafeteria kitchen is nut-free and other allergy aware. There is an additional cost for the program.

More Information on our Healthy School Lunch Program

Does Denver Christian offer tuition assistance or financial aid?
Yes. Several forms of assistance are available and many Denver Christian families receive some kind of aid. For more information, contact our Director of Finance, Brant Epperhart, bepperhart@denverchristian.org.

Whom should I contact if I would like more information about Denver Christian School?
Please contact the Director of Admissions, Carrie Johnson, at cjohnson@denverchristian.org or 303-763-7919.