Applying to Denver Christian School
Thank you for your interest in applying to Denver Christian School!
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will open on October 1, 2023.
In order for your student to be considered for enrollment, please follow the enrollment checklist below. Your application will be processed as soon as your enrollment checklist has been completed. We look forward to working with your family throughout this process!
Step 1: Campus Tour
Our admissions team is available throughout the week to provide tours for prospective families. You will not only see our beautiful campus but also be able to interact with teachers and staff, see our teachers and students in action, and have your specific questions answered by our admissions team. Click on this link to set up a personal tour.
Step 2: Apply
Submit an online application using the link below. Additionally, we require the following documents for a completed student file: current school report cards, standardized testing, immunization records on file, a birth certificate copy, and a documented IEP or 504 report (if applicable). Please note that the online application also includes providing emails for teacher referrals. All documentation and teacher referrals will be requested upon submitting an application. A $50 nonrefundable new student application fee is due with your online application.
Step 3: Shadow Student Experience
Come experience what a day in the life of a Denver Christian student is like! Guests are paired with Denver Christian host students, and attend their classes with them. Shadow days will be offered September- mid May. Click on this link to set up a shadow day experience.
Step 4: Entrance Testing
We use the MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) test to determine placement level at Denver Christian. If your student does not have current MAP test scores, we will require them to take the MAP test at Denver Christian prior to acceptance/enrollment. Testing typically takes an hour and a half. If testing is needed our admissions team will contact you to schedule this.
Step 5: Interview
Once we receive your application packet and fees, and you have completed the campus tour and shadow experience portion of our admissions process, our admissions team will review your student’s file and will then contact you to schedule an interview. We view education at Denver Christian as a partnership with families. We value the interview as an opportunity to get to know your family and learn more about your student.
Step 6: Enroll
If all admissions requirements are satisfied, and there is space within the grade that you are applying for, the DC Admissions Office will notify the parent that the student has been accepted to Denver Christian! Our Admissions Office will send you the enrollment packet for completion. Enrollment and continuous enrollment fees are non-refundable, non-transferable and do not apply to tuition.
If there is not space within the grade that you are applying for, your student will be placed on an unranked waitlist and you will be notified if/when a spot becomes available.
Denver Christian Partners with Right-Fit Families
Denver Christian School has been blessed with growing enrollment. We value our ‘right size’ approach with small class sizes and student to teacher ratios, as well as scheduling flexibility. There is a predetermined classroom capacity for every grade level in our school.
With a large number of prospective students each year, the number of applicants can exceed the number of seats available in a designated grade level for the upcoming school year. Our desire is to partner with families who support the mission and vision of Denver Christian and have beliefs which align with those of Denver Christian School. We also aim to maintain optimal class size at each grade level. Our wait pool process helps to achieve both these goals. Denver Christian’s wait pool is an unranked group of students who have been accepted to DC but may not have an immediate seat available in their desired grade level due to high demand, and who we prayerfully hope will be able to join our school family.
You’ve completed the admissions process at DC and you’ve been accepted to our wait pool. Now what?
There are some key terms to note in the wait pool process:
Early Enrollment: The student and parent(s) have completed the admissions process and are deemed a right-fit for Denver Christian. There are spots available at the grade level they are seeking, and enrollment is offered. Parents have one week from the date enrollment is offered to complete the enrollment packet and submit the required enrollment fee. Once the enrollment packet is submitted and fee received, the student is officially enrolled at Denver Christian.
Wait Pool: A student is placed in the “wait pool” when he/she qualifies as a right-fit for Denver Christian but there is no space available in the grade at that time. Wait pools are not prioritized wait lists. Should space become available in that grade, all candidates in the wait pool will be reviewed again by the Admissions Team and the best fit candidate will be selected.
Please note that students may remain in the waitpool. Families in the waitpool must request to have their application moved to the following school year. There is no need to reapply, however updated report cards, testing and teacher referrals will be required.
Deny: When a student (and/or parent) is not deemed a right fit for Denver Christian, a denial email is sent from the admissions director. We are happy to clarify our admissions policies and procedures, however, due to the confidential nature of the admissions process, we may be unable to discuss specific qualifications of any applicant, including reasons for denial.
Priority Enrollment: Priority enrollment is given to children of faculty/staff and siblings of current students. We typically hold spots at each grade level for priority enrollment students. If these spots are not filled, our admissions staff will select students from the waitpool.
There are key time frames to note in the wait pool process.
- October 1 – Applications open for the following school year.
- February 1 – Current families are required to inform Denver Christian of any change in enrollment by January 15th. Wait pool families can typically expect to be notified of grade level openings beginning in February for the upcoming year.
- February 9 – Financial Aid and ALL scholarship applications need to be submitted