Admissions Criteria

Our admissions criteria outlines three components of agreement between DMC and our families. It includes a spiritual commitment, academic and behavior standards, and a parent partnership agreement to uphold our mission. Establishing this foundation clearly communicates shared goals, expectations and commitment between DMC and our families.

     Spiritual Commitment
    • At least one parent or guardian must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ and provide a written Christian testimony. It is preferred that both parents provide written faith testimonies.
    • At least one parent must be in full agreement with and willingly sign the DMC Statement of Faith.
    • Student(s) and at least one parent are members of and/or regular attenders at a church in which the Bible is sincerely believed to be the inspired word of God which is the basis for all life and learning.
     Academic and Behavior Standards
    • Students transferring from another school are required to provide academic records.  Report cards and transcripts demonstrate the student is an independent learner and the student has the ability to be successful in our learning environment.  Records also support passing grades, positive behavior, and minimal absences. Student applicants may be required to take an entrance assessment to determine academic suitability and supplement other data collected.
    • Students and parents must exhibit behavior, both in and out of school, that is consistent with DMC’s Christian values. Students with prior conduct infractions must have a successful year or semester before transferring to DMC.
    • DMC does not accept students expelled from other schools. 
     Parent Partnership
    • At least one parent or guardian must be a professing believer in Jesus Christ and provide a written Christian testimony. It is preferred that both parents provide written faith testimonies.
    • At least one parent must be in full agreement with and willingly sign the DMC Statement of Faith.
    • Student(s) and at least one parent are members of and/or regular attenders at a church in which the Bible is sincerely believed to be the inspired word of God which is the basis for all life and learning.

    Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policy
    Des Moines Christian School is committed to providing equal educational opportunities for students without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin. It does not unlawfully discriminate in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other School administered programs. As a private religious institution, however, DMC reserves the right to deny admission to any applicant whose academic preparation, character or personal conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the purposes and objectives of the School.