"We are best known for close-knit community."
Students enrolled 293
Hours 8:30 am - 3:10 pm
School leader Mr. Gordon L. Mcdonald
Transportation options None
Type Religious
Preschool capacity no info
Before school no info
After school Yes

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45 Belle Ave
Delaware, OH 43015

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(740) 363-8425
(740) 203-2117
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4 stars
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June 10, 2014
Our kids have been enrolled at DCS since they started Kindergarten. Our oldest just graduated and we have one left in High School. We enrolled our kids at DCS for very specific reasons: We wanted them to receive an excellent education from a Christian worldview and in the context of Christian community. That is what we experienced at DCS! Educationally, DCS continues to shine brightly. Standardized test scores continue to be among the highest in the county. Students are extremely well-prepared for whatever they choose next in life, whether it be college, military, ministry, or family life. The excellent education at DCS is enhanced by the Christian worldview through which it is delivered. Best of all, students also learn an appreciation of the other worldviews they will encounter in life. Finally, the Christian community at DCS is beautiful. Of course it is also 'messy', just like every other Christian community. But the genuine love the teachers, administration and staff show toward the students is evident and encouraging. We have absolutely loved our time at DCS, and would enthusiastically recommend this school to anyone and everyone in the Delaware area!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
I have had the privilege of viewing Delaware Christian School from all three perspectives: teacher, parent, and now board member. As a teacher, I felt extremely blessed to be a part of such a called and committed ministry team. Many mornings during teacher devotions and prayer, I wished that our parents could hear the compassion and concern for the students and their families that was expressed in prayer. As a parent, I have rejoiced to have DCS partnering with us in the training and nurturing of our adopted grandson. They have encouraged his walk with the Lord, as well as challenged him academically. Upon retiring from 30+ years of Christian education ministry, I accepted a position on the board. I have been deeply impressed by these men and women, committed to being used by God to further His work at DCS. Their level of concern for the quality of both education and ministry at DCS goes beyond expectation. I am grateful to have been a part of Delaware Christian is these three areas and would highly recommend DCS to others seeking Christian education for their children and grandchildren. -- Judy Gibson

- submitted by a community member
June 15, 2013
I started school at DCS in elementary and grew up there, recently graduating. The class sizes are small, which I thought was wonderful... I didn't have to worry about being a lost face. All the teachers knew me well. The teachers take time to get to know the students, almost to a point when they know a certain student will struggle with an aspect or will have trouble completing the homework. It's great! Although some students will complain about the uniforms, personally, I was grateful to have them. I didn't have to worry about what I was going to wear each day. The curriculum is tough. It certainly prepares students to go to college, as I feel I am ready to move on to the next phase of life. As with everything, DCS is not perfect and has its flaws... those flaws, however, are nothing compared to the positive things about the school. My family and I have always enjoyed DCS, the administration, and the positive outcome from me being a student.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2012
What a shame I have to give DCS one star! No amount of complaining to the principal or school board president has changed anything. Discipline is inconsistent. The high school teachers are pleasant and well-intentioned, but some are just not good teachers! Test scores are falling, e.g., OGTs. Enough of the teachers are always behind in grading and recording grades that it's inexcusable. Teachers are teaching courses that they are just not trained to do so. The principal is ineffective at keeping his teachers on course and he talks about making changes, but it's just talk. My husband and I have complained repeatedly about the lack of consistent discipline (one kid gets into trouble for one thing while another student does the same thing with no disciplinary action taken) and nothing ever changes. We were heavily involved in the school--we tried our best for the sake of the students. DCS students deserve a better school and principal. He has too much control over the school board and even the pastor of the church. Who's watching the principal to ensure he's doing the right thing? (I am only speaking of the high school. My girls were never at DCS for elementary).

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2012
I love this school! My teen has been attending since Kindergarten, as have my younger kids. The teachers teach and guide kids and love on them. They encourage them to do their best. The principals uphold Biblical principles and discipline. Kids will be kids growing up, no matter what kind of school they attend, and DCS uses Biblical lessons to help correct the kids when they need it. The coaches care about both their sports AND their athletes. And when you compare performance vs cost to similar schools in the area, DCS comes out WAY ahead. Not to mention that the local city schools spend more on ONE child than DCS costs for four (last I read, it was $16K for ONE student in the public schools, whereas you could do about four kids for the same price at DCS). This is an Excellent school, and I'm very, very happy that our kids attend Delaware Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2010
Your child will receive a top notch education both academically and spiritually! Our son has experienced an incredible amount of support, care, and guidance in his now going on four years at DCS! The staff is willing to work with the parents to overcome any hurdles our challenges your child may go thru and the constant dedication and love illustrated by this school is so evident in my child's life and education! We are so blessed to be apart of the DCS family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2009
Each academic teacher, administrator, and staff person consistently go out of their way to offer exceptional teachings and guidance to the children in a loving and dignified manner.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2009
I love DCS because of quality of school it is. I teach 2nd grade there, but both of my children also attend. I have appreciated the teachers and staff and their willingnes to help my famly in many ways. I enjoy teaching because the kids are great and their families are very encouraging.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 11, 2009
I love our dedicated staff!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I love DCS because I know that each and every student is loved and appreciated and encouraged to develop into exceptional servants of God!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
DCS is a wonderful, family oriented school. The staff at DCS knows all the kids by name and care deeply for their children. The education that my child receives is top notch and so glad we chose DCS as our school for our children.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
DCS gives our children a top notch education and at the same time teaches the love of God, love of their country, the importance of family, and how to respect one another. Their staff is so giving of themselves and truly cares about each and every student. We as parents are blessed!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2009
DCS has caring teachers with excellent skills and an intense desire to see their students excel spiritually as well as academically. Most of all, the school is devoted to understanding and LIVING God's Word!

- submitted by a community member
September 30, 2009
Couldn't ask for a better school and staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
These coaches are not just coaches, the teachers are not just teachers, the staff not just staff. This is not just a job to them. It's their life, their ministry. They go beyond the books to reach my children. I can't thank them enough for their personal invovlement in my children's lives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
Being able to incorporate God and His Word into every aspect of education is just the beginning of the great things that take place at Delaware. Not to mention all the faculty and staff's great love and dedication for each and every student; sincerely caring about each of them. ( etc.!) Being with the school for my entire life, I know firsthand how DC works hard to challenge students in all of life's areas; and how that really assists in life after the turning of the tassel.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
Delaware Christian School is the greatest investment we have ever made. The quality of the teaching along with the outstanding values being taught makes this our favorite school!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Because I know that not only will my children be challenged by excellent academics, but that they will also be challenged to be excellent people. Moral standards are as important in the development of my child, and serve to create a much safer and wholesome environment in which to learn. The administrators and teachers are fantastic! I give them 5 Stars!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
Delaware Christian School has given my son (8th grade) a place where he can grow and be nurtured in his faith, as well as, receive a top notch education. Every child is treated with dignity and grace and the teachers are not only outstanding in their area of study, but teach with kind and compassionate hearts.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2009
They really care that my children succeed and grow their character. It is rated top 65 academically in Ohio and best in a multi-county area. They pray for our children - not just an academic education.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2009
Uniforms! And it's not crowded.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 25, 2009
For their leadership and showing the community that our students care and their excellent academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2009
This school isn't just about academics. DCS ministers to spiritual, emotional, and physical needs too. Thank God for DCS!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
We believe our girls are getting the best at DCS -- a quality, Christ-centered education and teachers that really care about them.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
The dedication of the staff to God and the students!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 23, 2008
im a student at this school and i really love it! Even though we do have uniforms they actually help us get to know each other and not judge each other on are clothes. I know everyone in the highschool so it isnt weird being a freshman hanging out with say a junior. Are sports are great and they also help us to grow as a family. I've been to 8 other schools and this is by far my favorite. Everyone is so willing to except and you and include you in are always growing family

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2004
My children went to Maranatha Christian School up until last year when the school closed. We knew a few familys that had children in Delaware Christian School and decided to make a visit. We really liked the school atmosphere and staff. We enrolled are children in Delaware Christian this past September and really love the school. The environment is set up for students to succeed in their academics and their spirital life. We are very happy with the school and happy we decided to send our children to Delaware Christian School.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2004
I'm not a parent, I'm a student and this school is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Everyone is like family there, the dicipline policies are strict, not cruel, and the academics are good, too. I was a 'not-so-popular' kid at DeSales, and when I came here, everyone (guys and girls) want to be your friend. We all appreciate each other for who we are, not what you wear. I would definitely recommend going to this school. This is my first year after switching from DeSales, and I love it! Best Wishes, Rachel 10th Grade

- submitted by a student
July 28, 2004
Very inconsistent discipline policies - administrators can be quite legalistic, determined to follow the letter of the law without considering individual circumstances for some students, yet often look the other way for 'good' kids. This especially seems to be a difficult issue with boys in middle and upper school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The atmosphere at DCS seems more like a large family than a school. The class sizes are relatively small so the students recieve a consideral amount of individual instruction and attention. The teachers seem to have a genuine interest in seeing that each of their students is given the opportunity to do his or her best, and they stay in close contact with the parents to ensure that they are keen to any 'issues' that need to be addressed early on. The overall communication and interaction between the parents, teachers and administration is excellent, Having had children in private and public schools we are more than satisfied with this school.

- submitted by a parent
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DCS works in conjunction with the Delaware Area Career Center and Ohio’s Post Secondary Enrollment Option.

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Delaware Christian School
45 Belle Ave, Delaware, OH  43015
(740) 363-8425
Last modified Delaware Christian School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Delaware Christian School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews.