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.
Our children have been at Dallas Christian for 9 years. We chose DC over our neighborhood school which has an "Exemplary " rating. The graduates of DC are attending universities all over the nation. The past year-in-review magazine had information on alumni who are neurosurgeons, cardiologists, pro football players, race car drivers and missionaries just to name a few. The teachers not only prepare the students to be what they want to be, but they truly and deeply care about them. Dallas Christian of a community of parents, students and teachers who are extended family. I cannot think of a better place to have my children.
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.
My experience with DC has and continues to be a positive one. I have had one or more of my children at DC for the past 16 years. The teachers are loving and truly care about not only the academic success of their students but also their spiritual well being. GOD is taught in the classroom everyday. DC is a family with a legacy of people who want their children to have a great education in a Christian atmosphere.
My experience with DC was extremely positive! My sons were able to participate in a variety of activities that would not have been realistic options in public school. God is integrated into the curriculum and so the whole child is taught - not just the politically correct part of the students. I will always be grateful for my DC family and their part in helping my sons become successful in life - not just school.
insane pricing, and teachers are worse than public school teachers... I will take my kids back to public school for free and no drama
DC is a failing school. It needs to change a whole lot. The teaching is mediocre at best, although there are a few who are simply the best there are. While the school leadership is an EPIC fail. Anyone considering this school needs to seriously consider all other options. DC does not care about the students. They only want to have a "perfect school" with "perfect students" rather than a caring environment that will truly help the students grow and mature and accept them as humans who make mistakes.
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
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