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DC is an independent college preparatory Christian school in the Philadelphia area that combines spiritual vitality and academic rigor.

DC's mission is to educate students who will serve God and impact the world through biblical thought and action.

Founded in 1950

First page of the 2018-19_College_School_Profile PDF file

Enrollment

Lower School (PK-5th) 205
Middle School (6-8) 139
Upper School (9-12) 265
   
Total Enrollment 609

 

Diversity

DC is a diverse community in multiple ways:

  • Students of Color represent 38% of the student body. 
  • International students from 13 countries have been enrolled. 
  • Families attending the school represent over 150 churches. 
  • The college preparatory curriculum supports academic diversity with resource rooms and learning support.

Athletics

Colors:  Hunter green and white
Mascot:  Knights
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)
Bicentennial Athletic League (BAL)

Over 95% of Middle School Students participate in athletics
13 Middle School Sport Teams

69% of Upper School Students participate in athletics
18 Varsity Sport Teams

Faculty

DC has 90 highly qualified faculty members (full and part time) with a student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1. Average class size is 18 students. Two thirds of the faculty have graduate degrees.

Technology

The Lower School is equipped with classroom Smartboards and a computer lab adjacent to the library. Early childhood education utilizes iPads.

The Middle School is equipped with classroom Smartboards and classroom sets of Chromebooks.

Each Upper School student is issued a Chromebook as part of our 1:1 initiative. Upper School classrooms are equipped with Smartboards and DC has both a PC lab and MAC lab in the Upper School.

Tuition

Tuition ranges from $5,071 (PK ½ day) to $17,644 (Upper School). 
See our full tuition schedule.

Financial assistance is available. 
One third of the student body receives financial aid. 
Learn more about our financial aid information.

Facilities

Located on 49 acres across two campuses in Newtown Square and Devon, both western suburbs of Philadelphia.

Lower Campus (PK-5) Upper Campus (6-12)
  • Adjacent to the 170 acre Waterloo Mills Preserve, part of the Brandywine Conservancy
  • Wildlife Habitat Certification by the National Wildlife Federation and the Delaware Nature Society
  • Full-size gymnasium
  • 2 playgrounds including a natural setting early childhood playground and an extensive school-aged playground
  • Outdoor classroom as part of experiential learning
  • Chapel
  • Extensive library
  • Cafeteria
  • Art Room
  • High and low ropes courses
  • Nature trail
  • Multiple athletic fields
  • Newly renovated science labs
  • 2 gymnasiums
  • 2 art rooms
  • Extensive library
  • Cafeteria
  • 600-seat auditorium
  • Multiple athletic fields

Activities

Lower School Middle School Upper School
Basketball
Chess
Cooking
Junior Naturalist
Lego Robotics
Newspaper
Soccer
Math Olympics
National Geography Bee
Robotics
Science Olympiad

Chapel Committee
Drama
Hi-Q
Math Club
Mock Trials
National Honors Society
Prefect Board/Student Senate
Robotics
Student Ministry Outreach
Tech Crew
Worship Team

 

 

Accreditation

DC is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and the Association of Christian School International (ACSI).

The Association of Christian Schools International
Exemplary Accredited by the Association of Christian Schools International
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability®
Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability®
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools
Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools

Governance

Delaware County Christian School (DC) is an independent Christian school incorporated as a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation under the name Delaware County Christian School Society, Inc. The school is governed by a Board of Trustees elected by current parents, faculty, staff, and former parents and alumni who financially contribute to the school. As “keepers” of DC’s Mission, the Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring the DC Mission is realized both today and in the future, through establishing strategic direction of the school and providing oversight of the Head of School.