Dallas Christian is more than a school -- it's a family! We have been at DC for 10 years. My oldest is now in High School and my youngest in the ECLC. I can't imagine sending my kids to any other school. DC nurtures them into leaders -- both spiritually, socially and academically. My children have thrived at DC. The teachers truly want them to be a success in the classroom and have gone above in beyond in providing tutoring and assistance. The best part of DC - besides its christian education program - is that fact that all students are valued and loved. There is opportunity for involvement. whether on the sports field, the stage or on an academic literary team. There is something for everyone at DC. The possibilities for success are endless.
Dallas Christian is a great school. The athletics are outstanding! The high school academics require a mature student... However, after a couple months in the family environment DC creates, the students usually adapt to the environment and develop themselves into students of character and discipline. Although, this does differ from student to student. By mature I mean the school is a prep school and does not give students excessive amounts of busy work. This can be good or bad for different students. At the end of the day, however, I support DC 100 and their academics have my children struggle but not without a helping hand. The teaches are always taking extra time out of their day to help students at any time of the day. The impact that the teaches have made on my kids' lives is amazing. I would never think of sending my kids to any other school than DC...
My daughter started Dallas Christian Last year (2011). It has been a life changing experience for her. Her teachers are excellent. The principle has been kind and supportive.. I have since brought my second child to DC. This is a wonderful school. I consider it a privilege for my children to attend school there.
Dallas Christian School has been an important part of my life. Starting with my mother, continuing one with myself and now my three children, the school has provided a strong environment for Christian education. The best judge of any business is repeat customers. My family is now into it's third generation at Dallas Christian. That should speak volumes. While all private schools are expensive, Dallas Christian's pricing is below most of the competition, while providing small class sizes. A major plus when looking at the others. The new school president is very personable and shows that the school has an even brighter future. I intend for my children to attend all the way through grade 12. Highly recommended!
I have had my children at Dallas Christian School for the past 5 years and truly feel blessed for have such a place. My kids attended a very good and well respected public school prior to our move to a private school. The two schools are night and day different. Dallas Christian teachers are so engaged with the students and show that they care about both the academic and the spiritual development of my kids. I love that! While Dallas Christian is associated with the Church of Christ, families of all denominations feel welcome and are never considered "outsiders". The school is a melting pot of Christian denominations......the way it should be. I certainly would recommend the school to anyone that was considering it. A private school is certainly an investment, but you get much more for your money in return.
As the last person said the ECLC department is lacking tremendously. The principal is rather rude. If you ask any of the teachers to show you the curriculum they are using not only is it very outdated it's ineffective. The building isn't even a real school building it was originally a dormitory. The building is very old. Not to mention when I went to visit a skunk was under the building and nothing was being done for a while about it. A staff member is the one who told me this information. The school is very good about making the school logo and uniforms sharp also their website but it's a joke. I gave this school a rating of 2 stars because of the curriculum. That is what is suppose to be the most important factor along with God. And this school seems to really show there's no money for any new materials. Given the cost of $10,000 a year more less you really are better off sending your child somewhere else.
My son has been at this school for the past 3 years, and I am really upset with the leadership and teaching skills of the ECLC department. As another parent posted there is a very obvious concessions and privileges that are only extended to a select group of children and families by the principal and teachers, and I cant stop but to notice as well that all the kids that are in the inner circle always get the better of the teachers and academic attention. My son s 2nd and 3rd teacher at best can be described as ready to retire, with no love of teaching left in them. He will not be going to DC next year ! ! ! Given the High cost "est. $10,000 a year" this School is average with a Very Heavy Price Tag
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Outstanding! Dallas Christian creates a community for your child, not just a curriculum. I have had kids in all grades at DC, and they have all had a wonderful experience. The school sets a high standard for its students, both in academics and personal conduct, but the teachers are loving and caring, and devote themselves to the needs of every child. The school is big enough to offer a wide variety of quality programs, but small enough that kids can play multiple sports, and participate in a variety of activities, including mission trips. Students get a consistent message of the importance of Christian service and kindness. Students emerge well-rounded and with the formative experience of a loving community behind them. DCS is unique among Dallas-area schools.
The constantly changing leadership at DC is a mess. The current, is either milk toast or grossly biased. Obvious concessions and privileges are extended to a select group of children and families by the principal and faculty. Some of the teachers seem upset and assaulted if you ask them questions about the curriculum or tutoring. The strict school dress code is applied to most, not all. If your child faces a bulling or mean girl situation, the principal and faculty are zero help, your family s status will determine the amount of assistance you will receive. The point of sending your child to a private Christian school goes beyond the cost and academics, it is about their soul being supported and nurtured by likeminded Christians. If you have a child that is not athletic, or one that does not fit the cookie cutter mold, you should look into a different school.
The academics in the high school are average, which is a disappointment. I feel the school needs to offer more of a challenge to the high school students. There is no leadership,no backbone when it comes to discipline; threats to do not scare the children into behaving, which has been my experience of the high school. I am looking forward to seeing if the new president will step up with a no tolerence attitude when it comes to enforcing the rules and that applys to students and teachers alike. If you are considering DC because it is a private school, as far as the high school, public might be just as best.
Our daughter attended DC for the first time last year in their PreK3 program. She absolutely loved it and enjoyed getting up every morning to go to school and see her friends and teacher. She learned the months of the year, the days of the week, bible stories, how to spell and write her name, etc. She just can't wait to go back for PreK4. It's a pleasure to have our daughter come home and talk about how much she loves her teacher, then to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and sing a new song. I truly feel that she is loved and cared for as much as she loves and cares for her school. It's great to know that she attends a school where her friends are being brought up in Christian homes and with similar values and morals. I hope that she is able to attend through High School.
Our daughter went to DC as a kindergartener and is now a first grader. And she is flourishing! She loves her school and loves learning, so much so that she frequently says she wants to be a teacher at DC and have her own children attend there. DC's academic rigor and superb resources are beautifully balanced with professional, credentialed teachers and staff who genuinely love the children in their charge. The resources, technology, and wide variety of subjects have resulted in our six-year-old daughter s reading with ease, doing math in her head, and speaking Spanish. She's proficient on the computer and navigates it with ease. She loves science, history, and social studies, and enjoys her music and piano classes. As well, she loves sports and being physically active (basketball, soccer, gymnastics, T-ball). DC is outstanding and we are so pleased to have our child enrolled there.
We have found the academic programs to be average, and that there are not many opportunities in enrichment programs. Given its high cost, I would rate it average. The school seems to way over emphasize its athletics programs, which tends to isolate the children who are not athletically inclined. This is a Christian school, but we were surprised by the media (movies and music especially) that the kids were allowed to watch and listen to by their parents. We just got the impression that many (but certainly not all) of the parents who send their children there do it primarily because they want to avoid the public schools, not necessarily because it provides a sanctuary from some the dark sides of secular life. I will say, however, that we felt our child was very safe there, and that the teachers and staff genuinely care for the students and their success.
I found the quality of academic programs are lacking especially in high school. Very expensive for what you get - the system is closed for new volunteers
My daughter is 4 and has attended DC for the past 2 years and she loves it. They had such an excellent 3 year old program that I had to re-enroll her the following year. The quality of teachers and programs is remarkable. She takes spanish and music and comes home every week with a new word and a new song to sing. Her Reading level is so great I am just so pleased with this school.
My 3 children have all attended DC from pre-school through high school. I've been pleased with the academics. I'm most pleased with the fact that in addition to their schooling they received more. They've developed the heart of a servant, and come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. My daughter is in pre-med in college and has been on the dean's list each sememster. My children were able to participate in sports, chorus, mission trips, service groups and still earn college credit while during their junior and senior years. I can't complain about DC. The staff is encouraging, and I've forged some lifetime friendships with many of the other families. Sure there are kids who make mistakes, just like any other school, but watching a student receive support and grace as they strive to improve is one of the best things about the school.
This school really tries to put Christ first in its total program. At the same time it offers excellent academic instruction with most of its graduates receiving substantial scholarships at a variety of universities and its extracurricular programs in sports and the fine arts are superior. The campus is beautiful and the facilities are excellent. In spite of the Christian name and emphasis, not all students are perfect angels. However, the overall quality of the student body is superior. My children have received a superior education, developed life-long friends and have been well prepared for college. While they have had experienced the normal ups and downs of growing up, it has been terrific seeing them have so much fun just being part of a great school with lots of friends and wholesome activities to be imvolved in.
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