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Door Prairie Adventist School

Private | PK-8

Our school is best known for its Academic success and "family" atmosphere.

 
 

Living in La Porte

Situated in a small town neighborhood. The median home value is $101,900. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $680.

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5 stars


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Posted May 27, 2009

My son attended DPAS for the last two years of Pre-K. The pre-school program is exceptional and the rates are more than competitive. I highly recommend DPAS to every parent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2006

My son and daughter have received tailored education as well as many of the children. I can access a website that gives me the nights homework assignments and I email concerns I have to my son's teacher and I get prompt responses. The teacher's qualifications are much more than just acceptable. The christian education is not nondenominational but centers on Christ and truths of grace and salvation more than Adventist dogma. We are lucky to have this school available to us.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 74%
Black 2% 12%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian N/A 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 2%
Multiracial 0% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: IN Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
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Source: Provided by a school official.

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Icelandic

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Associations
  • GCSDAC
Fax number
  • (219) 362-6959

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • None
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Icelandic
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Remediation
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Playground
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • La Porte Community School Corp
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • after school based on interest
Girls sports
  • after school based on interest

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Pathfinders- church sponsored
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
School colors
  • Red, Gold
School mascot
  • Eagle
School leaders can update this information here.

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What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$4000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
Yes
Application fee
Yes

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Local High School
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1480 Boyd Blvd
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone: (219) 362-6959

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