Admissions Frequently Asked Questions
What is required to enroll my child(ren) at Denver Christian School?
In the enrollment process, all parents and guardians must read and sign in agreement to
- the Denver Christian School Mission and the Statement of Faith and agree to have their child(ren) taught within this framework.
- the 2018-2019 Enrollment Agreement of Denver Christian School
- Agree to and will comply with the financial policies of Denver Christian School
- Comply with the FACTS payment plan they selected in the enrollment packet for payment of tuition and education fees.
- Understand and agree that for all students, all records will be held until the tuition and fees amounts due to Denver Christian School are paid in full.
- Understand and agree that all educational and financial policies of Denver Christian School are administered by and at the sole discretion of Denver Christian School.
- Understand that any financial aid for which they may qualify will result in an adjustment to their financial commitment.
What grade levels does Denver Christian School serve?
Denver Christian School offers an excellent, college-preparatory preschool – 12th grade Christian education.
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: 24
- High School: 27
What are the school hours at Denver Christian?
Kindergarten through 12th grade hours are Monday through Friday from 8:20 am to 3:15 pm.
Preschool hours are as follows:
- Two mornings a week: Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Friday 8:20 am-12:30 pm
- Lunch Time 12:00 – 12:30 pm
- Three mornings a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 8:20 am – 12:30 pm
- Three full days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – 8:20 am – 3:15 pm
- Five full days a week: Monday through Friday – 8:20 am – 3:15 pm (minimum of 5 students)
- Lunch Time 12:00 – 12:30 pm for all classes
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 twice a year for grades 1-9. 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 PSAT 10, the Myers-Briggs Personality Type evaluation and all juniors and seniors are required to take the ACT and SAT.
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.
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.
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.
Does Denver Christian provide transportation?
Yes. Bus service is available to families located along three routes. Many Denver Christian families carpool, a strategy that not only minimizes driving time, but also forges relationships and builds community.
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 5:30 p.m.
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 the Grateful Plate
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.