All students must come from a home where at least one parent or
guardian has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and agrees with
and supports in action the statement of faith and policies of the
Des Moines Christian School is operated as an educational institution
for the benefit of the Christian families in our community. Students
are admitted without regard to race, color, gender, or national or
ethnic origins, and DMCS does not discriminate with regard to these
areas in its policies or procedures.
The philosophy upon which DMCS has been established, and upon which
it operates, teaches that God has placed the full responsibility for the
education and training of a child upon the parents. The parents may
choose to delegate some of their responsibility to the school or
church, to supplement the training and instruction given by the parents
in the home.
This philosophy demands that there be close communication and
agreement between the home and the school. If DMCS is to be an extension
of the home, there must be agreement between the two as to educational
objectives, methods of achieving those objectives, obligations of
each party, and the need for unity and harmony between home and school.
Therefore, when parents and student seek admission to DMCS, it will
be assumed that they are in complete accord with the objectives,
methods, and obligations which accompany such admission. Because of the
importance of harmony and open communication between the home and the
school, parents are expected to bring problems, concerns and/or areas of
confusion or misunderstanding to the attention of DMCS personnel
immediately and privately (Matthew 18:15-20). If areas of disagreement
occur, they should be dealt with quickly and maturely, beginning at the
lowest level, so that children are not asked to serve two masters
In order to support the education process and be an encouragement to
the student, parents are asked to take an active part in the DMCS
program. As in any activity our children undertake, our interest and
involvement as parents has a tremendous positive influence on their
performance. Parents are asked to attend Association Meetings. It is
necessary for each family to be represented at these informative and
important gatherings. Opportunity also exists for parents to involve
themselves in the varied Parent-Teacher Fellowship activities.
Attendance at DMCS is a privilege and not a right; that privilege may
be forfeited by any student (or family) who does not conform to the
standards and regulations of the institution. DMCS may at any time
request the withdrawal of a student who, in the opinion of DMCS, is not
in harmony with the spirit of the institution, regardless of whether or
not s/he conforms to the specific rules and regulations of DMCS.
Applicants who withhold pertinent information, or who falsify information, may be required to withdraw from DMCS.
*The DMCS enrollment packet supports all requirements outlined in Board Policy. A complete copy of Board Policy 501.2 is available here.
A DMCS Parent Testimonial