Students have many opportunities to develop as leaders, from their early years at the Lower School through their pinnacle years at the Upper School. Leadership at DC is characterized by joyful service. Servant leaders follow the example of Jesus Christ by giving of themselves for the good of the community. Through humility, respect, love, and compassion, they cultivate a positive culture that values relationships and catalyzes others to action. Faculty and administrators equip students to grow their servant leadership capacity through book studies, mentorship, training, and modeling.
A firm foundation for developing the heart of a servant leader is laid at the Lower Campus. The Honor Code holds students to a high standard in their interaction with their teachers and peers. Through the guidance of our faculty and staff, students commit to being respectful and responsible, service-minded peacemakers who are dedicated to pleasing God in word, thought and action whether at school or elsewhere. Providing students with leadership opportunities can be found throughout the lower school.