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Denver Christian School

Educating Our Children For The Next 100 Years

Photo Courtesy of Denver Christian School

 

Since 1916, Denver Christian School has been educating children: mind, body and spirit. The preschool through high school program focus has always been inspired from the Lord who said “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”

 

Denver Christian School nurtures the individual student.  Encouraging students to grow in their own strengths, uniqueness and talents.  The school’s mission is to inspire and equip students of Christian families to engage the world with Christ’s transforming power and love.

  • Denver Christian School offers a college preparatory Christian education experience, including:
  • The most caring and qualified faculty and staff
  • A state-of-the-art 20 acre campus complete with
  • Two new gymnasiums
  • Amazing athletic fields complex
  • Computer and tinker labs
  • Glorious playground space
  • Thoughtfully and innovatively designed classrooms and breakout spaces
  • A safe and nurturing campus environment

Denver Christian School aspires to educate students in a diverse, faith-based community. DC nurtures and develops students’ personal gifts and prepared them to engage the world as leaders.  Its faculty and staff guide students through a process of learning that focuses on knowledge enriched with the arts, technology, athletics, and is rooted in our Christian perspective on education.

The DC graduate is a well-rounded student, abundantly prepared for college and beyond

DC is committed to educating 21st century students who are effective communicators and collaborators; globally aware, independent, confident and responsible learners and citizens; and critical and creative thinkers, innovators, and problem solvers. Most schools call it “college prep” but Denver Christian School likes to think of it as “life prep”.

Curriculum and program development is a cooperative effort between administration and faculty. Learning and teaching are dynamic and engaging processes at DC. Elementary school programs are designed to educate the whole child and introduce and develop the skills needed to thrive as middle school students. In middle school, students learn to prioritize, organize and prepare for the rigor of a high school curriculum, which in turn meets the requirements our future college-bound young men and women.

Denver Christian School students become resilient scholars who can think critically, analyze data, work as a team, communicate in a variety of manners and show resiliency, while at the same time developing and maintaining the Christian values that are the core of a DC education.

Denver Christian’s extra-curricular programs provide a wide range of activities that nurture whole child development. DC offers:

  • Competitive athletics program for 6th–12th grade students with a variety of fall, winter and spring sports.
  • Fine and Performing Arts programs are available during the school day for all students with deeper experiences offered after school for middle school and high school students.
  • School Clubs including Girls on the Run in elementary, Inventors Club in Middle School, Speech and Debate in High school, and so much more.
  • Trips including college exploration trips, DC Band to Disney World, domestic and international mission and service trips.
  • DC Summer Camps are open to all students in the Denver community. Full day and half day options are available including specialty camps.

Denver Christian’s model of inspired, equipped and engaged begins already at the preschool level:

PRESCHOOL PROGRAM: PLAYING TO LEARN

Denver Christian preschool is offered both part and full time in a play-based preschool. We provide learning centered activities throughout the day that focus on developing the whole child. Teachers work with students daily on social-emotional skills, conflict resolution, restorative practices, and creative thinking.

Preschool curriculum is designed to inspire your child’s interest in learning and exploring God’s world. Science, Math, and Literacy are incorporated each day in the classrooms. Children are equipped with understanding and language to help them succeed socially. Every day includes active play through music time, Bible time, fine motor skills work and much more.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Denver Christian’s elementary program emphases in kindergarten through fifth grades are reading and math. Our reading program grounds children’s early reading skills in a strong phonics base, helps children develop excellent word attack capabilities, and invites children to enjoy reading. DC students develop reading fluency and competence through a strong literature program in the upper elementary grades. Spelling and writing complement reading instruction to round out the language arts program.

MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Middle school students continue learning core academic skills, and in addition learn study skills and develop habits necessary for more serious academic work in high school. At the same time, Denver Christian School recognizes the unique needs of rapidly growing middle school students by offering a rich variety of academic and practical learning opportunities. All subjects are taught from a Christian perspective and help students make ethical decisions. The Middle School program is departmentalized, providing faculty who are teaching in their areas of expertise.

 

HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM

At Denver Christian High School, students benefit from a smaller school community allowing students to engage in the fullness of a high school experience through a rich, diverse selection of academic, co-curricular and leadership opportunities.  DC high school students benefit from a balanced program with a commitment to athletics and the arts. Service learning occurs throughout the year and is a natural outgrowth of the mission of our school.

As a college preparatory school, DC encourages each student to seek a college or university where he or she can be challenged to reach his or her potential and be successful both academically and personally. Students are provided with a challenging academic curriculum combined with spiritual guidance, enrichment activities, leadership development and service opportunities. Teachers strive to foster in each student the confidence to work independently and the communication skills needed to collaborate effectively. Through elective, core, Honors, and Dual Enrollment classes, students are provided with the skills and flexibility necessary to thrive in a changing world. At Denver Christian School, each course offers a foundation and framework for the personal growth needed to prepare students for the challenges of college and the world.

ATHLETICS

The DC Thunder compete through CHSAA at the 2A level and are a part of the Mile High League. The high school competes in 15 sports during the school year. Over the years, the DC teams have won 23 state championships, including the 2017 CHSAA state champion girls soccer team.

FALL · Girls Volleyball · Boys Golf · Boys and Girls Cross Country · Boys Soccer  WINTER · Boys Basketball · Girls Basketball · Cheerleading · Boys and Girls Weightlifting  SPRING · Boys and Girls Track and Field Boys Baseball · Girls Soccer · Girls Golf

Middle school students compete in the following sports: · Soccer · Basketball · Cross Country · Track · Volleyball.

GROW WITH DENVER CHRISTIAN

After conducting competitive market analysis, Denver Christian continues to be a clear leader in the Denver-area market for private education value and excellence.  Contact Carrie Johnson, Director of Admissions, cjohnson@denverchristian.org, to schedule a tour and plan your visit to Denver Christian School.

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