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Why DCS?

Why Dunwoody Christian School?

Academic excellence in a loving, Christian community.

DCS is a K-8th grade accredited covenant Christian school, located at 1445 Mount Vernon Road, Dunwoody, GA 30338. As an independent, non-denominational private school, DCS serves families in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Doraville, Chamblee, and many other surrounding areas in Atlanta, GA.

Why should you enroll your child in Dunwoody Christian School? Here are some reasons. 

A safe, loving, and diverse school family

Parents tell us that one of the characteristics they appreciate most about Dunwoody Christian School is that our school feels like a family to them. They know their child will be unconditionally loved and accepted at Dunwoody Christian School. This experience begins with our teachers, who daily demonstrate through word and deed their deep committed to the well-being of each student. This mindset permeates everything we do as a school community. For instances, differences are celebrated and embraced. Lasting friendships are formed not only between our students, but among families, faculty, and staff.  

Individualized learning

Our class sizes are small – typically with 10-16 students per classroom. This means your child will receive individualized instruction throughout the school day. Each child receives the instruction they need to progress to the next level, and beyond. 

Differentiated learning

No two children are the same, and therefore no two children learn the same way. At Dunwoody Christian School, we recognize this. Classroom lessons are presented so that visual, auditory, verbal, and physical (kinesthetic) learners are all given opportunities to experience the joy and excitement of learning. Read about our student support programs here.

Teacher quality

All of our teachers are state or nationally certified educators. Some hold additional certifications and many have taught in both public and private schools. Perhaps most importantly, all of our classroom teachers are devoted Christians. They are highly qualified, and have a passion for developing their students both academically and spiritually. 

Christian education and character development

One of our commitments in our mission statement is to develop Christ-like character in our students. One way our faculty and staff seek to do this is by modeling Christian character. Our teachers also seek to integrate biblical truth throughout their lessons, without compromising academic excellence. In addition, Bible is a discreet academic subject for all grades. Lastly, our students participate in a weekly, energetic, age appropriate chapel service led by our school staff.  

Comprehensive learning

Our curriculum philosophy is to select the best curriculum available for each subject area in each grade. One publisher we rely upon heavily is Purposeful Design®. Purposeful Design curriculum is unique because it adheres to state and local academic standards, while meaningfully integrating Christian truth. We also believe strongly in educating the whole child. To achieve this goal, we provide our students with a full complement of special subjects instruction, led by experts in these fields. Our students participate in twice weekly Physical Education and Spanish classes. One day a week our students enjoy art, music, and STEAM classes. Read more about our curriculum here.

New and old learning

We understand that a multisensory approach to learning provides a platform from which all students can grow academically.  We embrace sound academic practices which have stood the test of time, such as training our students to have proper handwriting and cursive skills. In addition to traditional methods, another tool that we use in the classroom is the digital platform. 

“More and more studies show that technology integration in the curriculum improves students' learning processes and outcomes. Teachers who recognize computers as problem-solving tools change the way they teach.” Edutopia 2007

DCS uses cutting-edge, research based, rigorous curricula with thoughtful differentiation tools embedded in daily lessons. Read about our curriculum here. We use Renaissance STAR reading and math digital assessments, as well as the IOWA Test of Basic Skills standardized test. We also use an enrichment program that is computer adaptive - allowing students to engage with learning materials based on their individual development as determined during the STAR testing. 

These programs feature digital technology integration that supports the learning process by engaging students in interactive lessons that delve deep into content and require problem-solving skills.  Digital tools for differentiation of learning increases our ability to meet each child at their point of success. 

DCS is also a one-to-one school, which means that teachers have access to assign each student their own digital device when needed to support instruction. Elementary teachers may assign iPads and/or Chromebooks. Middle school teachers may assign Macbooks to students. Each of our elementary classrooms are equipped with Smart® boards, which enable our teachers to deliver academic content in the most modern media formats.

Physical activity daily

Parents understand that young children need to be in motion to stay healthy and motivated. Modern research indicates children learn best when they are also physically active. Accordingly, all of our students have active periods every school day. Two days each week, outdoor recess is complimented by Physical Education instruction. 

We are growing

DCS opened its doors to 11 students across 3 grades in 2018. We have steadily grown each year, and currently offer grades K through 8th grade. We are also continuing to work on the long-term strategy to offer high school, so DCS may serve all grades K-12 in the future.

Convenient location

Do you live in Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Norcross, Chamblee, or northern Atlanta? If so, our school is conveniently located near you. 

Competitive tuition

We work hard to keep our tuition rates low. When compared to other local private schools, Dunwoody Christian School is a very competitive alternative. Click here to learn more.