About DMC

At Des Moines Christian School, students receive an exceptional education with access to a variety of co-curricular activities, equaled with a solid Christian faith and Biblical integration. Our co-curricular and extra-curricular activities include athletics, fine arts, leadership opportunities, and clubs. 


The mission of Des Moines Christian School is to equip minds and nurture hearts to impact the world for Christ. At the heart of this mission are the more than 1,200 students and 75 teaching faculty that shape the culture of our campus. In addition to our K-12 programs in elementary, middle school and high school, DMC offers early education programs for two-year-olds through preschool-aged children. 

Our vision for all students is to cultivate the characteristics of our Portrait of a Graduate--Servant-Hearted Leaders; Critical Thinkers and Effective Communicators; Accomplished Learners and Passionate Apprentices of Christ. 

Des Moines Christian School is Independently Accredited for Early Education-12th Grade by the State of Iowa due to standards of excellence established by our accrediting agencies, Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) and Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). DMC is a member of the Council on Educational Standards and Accountability (CESA), a national network of leading Christian schools recognized for academic and spiritual excellence. DMC is an active member of the Iowa Association of Christian Schools and the Heart of Iowa School Tuition Organization.