Student Life at DMCS

We know that there is so much more to teach children than what we can find in books. While high academic standards are an important focus for our schools, a child needs more than academics to become a well-rounded adult. Student life at DMCS encompasses programs in the academics, arts, athletics, music, and service. We feel all these areas are important as we raise God-honoring people who thoughtfully engage in their relationships and communities.

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Academics

Providing a quality education is one of our top priorities here at DMCS. We know that a strong academic background sets students up for future success and gives them confidence to pursue their goals. We take accreditation seriously and hire professional, licensed faculty to help us promote academic excellence at both the grade school and high school levels. We pray that every subject our students study opens their eyes to the wonder of the beautifully complex world God has created.

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The Arts

The world God created is full of inspiring sights, sounds, and wonders. As a response to the beauty He has created, we sing, play instruments, act, paint, draw, illustrate, and sculpt to communicate how we feel about the world and our Creator. At DMCS, we feel the arts are important subjects necessary to cultivate young minds. It would be easy to cut out art subjects to make more room for academics, but we know that the arts help us expand our perspective and can be a healthy way to express our emotions. We strive to allow students to develop their gifts in the arts through band, choir, theater, and visual arts.

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Athletics
We believe that athletic programs are an integral part of a Christian education. It is our goal to live out the truth of Christianity in every aspect of our lives – including athletics. We desire for our athletic teams to:
  • represent the Lord well.
  • learn about the Christian life through lessons in communication, commitment, humility, respect, and self-control. 
  • have opportunities to strive for and achieve personal excellence and team goals.
  • grow in their knowledge and understanding of how to work together in community and fellowship.

We pray that participation in athletics helps students to use the talents and abilities God has given them, to be good stewards of their talents, to learn how life lessons found in athletics impact our development as Christians, and to be witnesses through both word and example.

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Service

God calls us to service in I Peter 4: 10 where He says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” Helping children develop gratitude for God’s grace and the desire to show His love to others is at the heart of our school’s mission. A few of the ways we help students learn to serve those around them and their communityare service week, service month, and service hours.

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