Finding Affordable Education at a Top Private School in Delaware County

See how DC provides a quality Christian education within your reach.

Although there are more than 100 private schools in Delaware County, PA and the surrounding Western Suburbs, not all of them can offer your child everything on this list:

We recognize affording a private, Christian education requires a significant investment for parents. Through our Variable Tuition program, we are able to make a DC education accessible to as many Christian families as possible.

  • Affordable Education

    Comprehensive and challenging courses of study that spark a life-long love of learning

  • Extracurricular opportunities—in athletics, music and theatre, visual arts, and more—that encourage growth in mind, body, and spirit

  • Across-the-board preparation for academic success in college and high performance on the job in a satisfying vocation

  • Updated facilities in lovely suburban settings, designed to support serious scholarship and the development of a diverse, caring community

  • Faculty and staff that will help your child develop a Christian worldview and values, and equip them to make a difference for Christ in the world

Of the many Delaware County private schools, none brings all this together like we do at Delaware County Christian School.

At DC, our goal is to offer your child the best possible education by preparing the whole student to make a meaningful impact on the world through biblical thought and action.

We pursue this goal by investing in…

...and more.

Our investment has led to recognition as one of the premier private schools in Delaware County, the Main Line, and beyond.

More importantly, it’s resulted in over 3,000 alumni who are letting their light shine before others in all walks of life around the world, and the community of young people currently on our campuses who are learning to think critically and act biblically. Day by day, in big ways and small, DC students and graduates are changing the world for Christ.

Variable Tuition: Your Affordable Investment in a DC Education

We recognize that you, also, will be making a significant investment in your child’s quality Christian education. Through our Variable Tuition program, we are able to make that investment as accessible and affordable to as many Christian families as possible.

 

Variable Tuition is not a loan or grant but actually a reduction in tuition. Instead of paying a flat tuition rate, your family’s tuition falls within a range.

  1. Your family with students entering full-day kindergarten through twelfth grade may opt to complete a confidential online application with an independent, third party administrator.
  2. This administrator determines your family’s need based on your individual financial profile. The profile allows DC to educate your student at the tuition rate that fits your family best.
  3. DC’s Tuition Committee will confirm the amount of your family’s tuition.

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Learn More About Variable Tuition

How does DC offer an affordable private Christian education?

We recognize affording a private, Christian education requires a significant investment for parents. Our goal is to make this education accessible to as many Christian families as possible. In fact, DC’s Annual Fund and endowment income covers approximately 15% of the total cost of our school’s operating expenses. That means that every DC student pays at most approximately 85% of their true educational cost – and many pay tuition that falls in a range from 50% upward to 85% of true educational costs. Our Variable Tuition program allows us to educate your student at the tuition rate that is the best fit for your family.

How does Variable Tuition Work?

Any family of a full day kindergarten through twelfth grade student may apply if they believe they qualify. Many factors are considered when determining a family’s tuition rate. These factors include income, assets, unusual expenses, and the size of the family. The total resources deemed available for the program in a given year must also be considered.

Families seeking initial enrollment at DC should note an application for Variable Tuition does not affect the admission process. Regardless of financial need, parents should initiate the admission process as early as possible to ensure availability in the desired grade level. Families may apply for Variable Tuition at any point during their admissions process. Likewise, any current school family may apply.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should every new or current DC family submit an application for Variable Tuition?

A: Families who feel they cannot pay full tuition are encouraged to submit an application.

Do families need to apply for Variable Tuition every year?

A: Yes. A new application must be submitted every year.

If I do not qualify for Variable Tuition this year, can I apply again next year?

A: A family that does not qualify in a given year is welcome to reapply the following year.

What kind of economic situation is typical of a family who qualifies for variable tuition?

A: A wide range of families with a variety of circumstances can qualify for the program, from those who are able to pay close to full tuition to those who are able to contribute minimally. Many factors are evaluated, including income, assets, unusual expenses, as well as the size of the family.

Are some families offered full tuition?

A: No family is awarded full tuition. Every DC family is asked to make a financial investment in their child’s education. Our commitment in providing Variable Tuition means that we are sharing in that investment with you.

Can families receive an estimate on a Variable Tuition offer without actually applying?

A: It is not possible for a family or the school to estimate the tuition level for which a family qualifies without completion of a Variable Tuition application. Applications are submitted directly to FACTS, a third-party administrator. This administrator determines a family’s need based on their individual financial profile. This application must be completed in order to receive notification of a tuition reduction from DC’s Tuition Committee.

Are all admitted students given a Variable Tuition offer if their family qualifies?

A: Unfortunately, the school does not have the ability to offer Variable Tuition rates to every student who qualifies for both admission/re-enrollment and a reduction off the full price of tuition. We work within the available financial resources within a given year to make a DC education accessible to as many students as possible. A new student may be admitted to the school but placed on a waiting list for Variable Tuition.

Do returning students receive priority over new students when applying for Variable Tuition?

A: Returning DC students who submit an application by the published deadline will receive priority consideration.

Do I need to apply for admission separately from applying for Variable Tuition?

A: Yes. For new students, an application for admission to the school must be submitted to confirm any reduction in tuition.

Will applying for variable tuition hurt my student’s chance of being admitted to the school?

A: No. Admission applications and variable tuition applications are evaluated separately, and an application for Variable Tuition has no bearing on the admission process.

How does Variable Tuition differ for single parents?

A: The amount of tuition a family pays is based in part on the family’s ability to pay as demonstrated on the Variable Tuition application. Both custodial and non-custodial parents (regardless of legal settlements) who are divorced, separated, or have never married, may opt to submit a Variable Tuition application. In exceptional cases where one parent cannot comply, the custodial parent should submit a written explanation. Lack of information from either parent may significantly affect the Variable Tuition amount. There can only be one tuition contract per student. Therefore, it is up to the parents to agree which parent will complete online enrollment and the online tuition agreement.

Who should I contact with questions about Variable Tuition?

A: Please contact DC's Admissions Office at 610.353.6522 X 2285 or admissions@dccs.org.

2018-2019 Tuition Schedule

Upper School (Grades 9-12):  $10,276 - $17,127

Middle School (Grades 6-8):  $8,758 - $14,597

Lower School (Grades 1-5):  $7,425 - $12,375

Kindergarten

Half Day: $6,171

  Full Day: $5,947 - $9,911

Pre-Kindergarten

  5 Full Day: $4,706 - $7,843

  5 Half Day Mornings: $4,928

  3 Full Day MTW: $5,324

View Full 2018-2019 Tuition Schedule (link to PDF)

If you have further questions, please contact DC's Admissions Office at 610.353.6522 x 2285 or admissions@dccs.org.

2018-2019 Tuition Schedule

Upper School (Grades 9-12):  $10,276 - $17,127

Middle School (Grades 6-8):  $8,758 - $14,597

Lower School (Grades 1-5):  $7,425 - $12,375

Kindergarten

Half Day: $6,171

Full Day: $5,947 - $9,911

Pre-Kindergarten

5 Full Day: $4,706 - $7,843

5 Half Day Mornings: $4,928

3 Full Day MTW: $5,324

View Full 2018-2019 Tuition Schedule (link to PDF)

If you have further questions, please contact DC's Admissions Office at 610.353.6522 x 2285 or admissions@dccs.org.

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462 Malin Road
Newtown Square, PA 19073

Lower Campus (Grades prek-5)
905 South Waterloo Road
Devon, PA 19333

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