Community is a cornerstone of life at DC. From coffee meet and greets, retreats, and moms in prayer, to sideline cheering sections and end of the year class parties, there are always opportunities to get involved in the school community. The DC community values building connections and fostering a sense of belonging among its school families, alumni families, faculty, and staff. Below are a few traditions that bring our community together across campuses and generations:
Each fall, current families, faculty, and staff gather to kick off the new academic year with a picnic at the Upper Campus, followed by a dedication service. This evening is a meaningful time for fellowship, celebration, worship, and committing the year ahead to the Lord through prayer.
From the start of Upper Campus GrandFriends Day to the final minutes of the last game Saturday afternoon, Homecoming weekend brings together generations of DC community members. Highlights include athletic contests, an alumni soccer game, food trucks, powderpuff football, a s’mores and open mic evening, alumni reunions, and family fun for all ages.
In early December, the varsity boys and girls basketball teams host the DC Invitational Tip-Off Tournament. This event is the longest running Christian school basketball tournament in the country, drawing teams from throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Each February, the Lower Campus transforms into a themed destination such as the Ocean Depths, Amazon Rainforest, or Outer Space to inspire our young learners to stop, drop, and read! This month-long focus on reading culminates in a school-wide celebration day.
Spirit Week Pep Rally
Upper Campus students go over the top for Spirit Week with middle school and upper school themed dress down days and competitions leading up to Color Day and a pep rally to end the week. Each year is a battle to see if the Senior class can earn enough points to finish on top!
The Lower Campus end of year highlight is Field Day. The school is divided into color teams that compete in games including an inflatable obstacle course, human snake race, and the highlight of fifth grade: stop the leak.