Welcome to Elementary School! 

DMC Elementary serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade. We are passionate about cultivating a love for learning and growing deep roots in our Christian faith. Elementary students experience opportunities for service, leadership, and hands-on learning. 

Our talented faculty and staff consider it a privilege to walk alongside each student as they grow in their understanding of God’s truth displayed throughout each subject, discover how God has uniquely designed them for His glory, and develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Equipping Minds

Through an engaging, developmentally appropriate curriculum, our students are equipped with the critical and creative thinking skills that will help them succeed. The Elementary curriculum prepares students for lifelong learning through a strong academic base, while fostering spiritual and social growth.  Literacy skills are fostered through phonics-based reading and writing. Children grow in mathematics and experience a hands-on science program that allows them to investigate and explore. Students also enjoy specials classes in art, music, library and media center, physical education, and STEAM.

Nurturing Hearts

God’s Word is the foundation of our curriculum. Scripture is integrated into each subject, and the entire Elementary school experiences chapel together weekly.  Students learn to be dynamic problem solvers and creative thinkers as they explore God’s creation, seek His truth, and grow in confidence of who God has made them to be.

Impacting the World for Christ 

During their educational  journey at DMC, we will be working together to help your child realize Our Portrait of a Graduate, which reflects our desire for graduates to be servant-hearted leaders, critical thinkers and effective communicators, accomplished learners and passionate apprentices of Christ. Teachers are purposeful in engaging students in meaningful service projects, which have included Soles for Jesus, care packages for chemotherapy patients, Operation Christmas Child, and more. 

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Elementary FAQ


What is the length of the school day at Des Moines Christian School? 
Classes begin at 8:15 a.m. and school dismisses at 3:15 p.m. 

Is there a before and after school program?
Yes! Supervision is provided in the Great Room beginning at 7:30 a.m. 

After the Bell takes place from 3:15 -5:30 p.m. Parents need to sign their child up for this program. Contact DMC Early Education at 252-2482 with questions or to register. 

Is hot lunch available? 
Yes. We contract with Hy-Vee to provide hot lunches. Box lunches are also available through DMC food services.  

What is the dress code? 
DMC has a dress code that applies to all students and staff. Chapel wear is required once a week on Thursdays. 

Do you have a weekly chapel service? 
Chapel occurs each Thursday morning from 8:35 a.m.-9:05 a.m. A variety of speakers present messages to our students. Chapel attire is required on this day. 

What kind of technology do Elementary students utilize? 
Elementary students have access to ChromeBooks and MacBooks for instructional and enrichment purposes. 

Do you have service projects/faith-in-action projects? 
Students are involved in a variety of Elementary service projects like Operation Christmas Child, Soles for Jesus, and providing supplies for high school mission trips. Projects vary from year to year.

Are there leadership opportunities in Elementary? 
K-5 students are provided with many opportunities to lead in their classrooms and in the school. Some examples include our Big Buddy program that pairs upper elementary students with lower elementary students, tech and video editing teams,  and responsibilities in the classroom. We focus on  teamwork and collaboration, making collective good choices, and celebrating through various activities.  

Unique at DMC

Our Elementary students release a video each year during the Christmas program. Students share about the amazing hope in Christ we have with the song I'm So Blessed by CAIN.