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 commitment to the well-being of each student. This mindset permeates everything we do as a school community. For instance, differences are celebrated and embraced. Lasting friendships are formed between our students and families, faculty, and staff.
We strive to incorporate small group learning in every classroom for every subject and ensure a low student-to-teacher ratio. 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.
Every child's learning journey is unique. At Dunwoody Christian School, we recognize this. Classroom lessons are presented so that visual, auditory, verbal, and physical (kinesthetic) learners can experience the joy and excitement of learning. Please read about our student support programs here.
QUALITY CHRISTIAN FACULTY
All of our teachers are certified educators. Many faculty members hold additional certifications and have taught in public and private schools. Perhaps most importantly, all of our classroom teachers are devoted Christians. They are highly qualified and passionate about academically and spiritually developing their students.
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, the 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.
Our 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 firmly in educating the whole child. We provide our students with a full complement of enrichment subject instruction led by experts in these fields to achieve this goal. Our students participate in twice-weekly Physical Education and Spanish classes. One day a week, our students enjoy art, music, and STEM classes. Read more about our curricula here.
MODERN and TRADITIONAL LEARNING
We understand that a multisensory approach to learning provides a platform from which all students can grow academically. We embrace sound academic practices that 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. Please read about our curricula here. We use Renaissance STAR reading and math digital assessments and the IOWA Test of Basic Skills standardized test. We also use a computer-adaptive enrichment program - 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 learning by engaging students in interactive lessons that delve deep into content and require problem-solving skills. Digital tools for differentiation of learning increase our ability to meet each child at their point of success.
DCS is also a one-to-one school, meaning that teachers can assign each student their own digital device when needed to support instruction. Elementary teachers may assign iPads or Chromebooks. Middle school teachers may assign Microsoft Surface laptops to students. Our elementary classrooms are equipped with Smart® boards, enabling our teachers to deliver academic content in the most modern media formats.
DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Parents understand that young children must 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.
DCS opened its doors to 11 students across three grades in 2018. We have steadily grown each year and 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.
Positioned at the corner of Mount Vernon and Ashford Dunwoody, our school is conveniently located in North Atlanta to serve Dunwoody and the surrounding communities.
We work hard to keep our tuition rates low. Dunwoody Christian School is a competitive alternative compared to other local private schools. Click here to learn more.