Wait Pool

It’s never too early to make us aware of your interest in Des Moines Christian School!

DMC is experiencing growing enrollment. With a large number of prospective students each year, the number of applicants can exceed the number of seats available in a designated grade level for the current or upcoming school year. 

Parents can add their child’s name to our wait pool by completing an Inquiry at any time without a holding fee, and there’s no obligation to enroll. Submit an Inquiry to DMC for each child your family has interest in enrolling. The child’s full name and birthdate are needed to accept your Inquiry.  Completing an inquiry does not guarantee enrollment. 

The DMC wait pool is an unranked group of students who have completed an Inquiry to begin the enrollment process. A number of factors can impact placement in the wait pool including, but not limited to, date of inquiry, sibling of an enrolled student, children of full-time staff members, and children of alumni.

While seats may become available anytime throughout the school year due to life changes (moving, etc.), there are key time frames to note in the wait pool process.

  • January - Wait pool families for Early Education and Kindergarten programs can typically expect to be notified of openings for the upcoming school year. 
  • March – Families in the wait pool for 1st-11th grade can typically expect to be notified of openings for the upcoming school year. 

The wait pool remains current through the school year. Someone can be called from the list as late as spring or summer for that school year.  If we are unable to accommodate enrollment, your inquiry will advance to the wait pool for the next grade level and school year. There is no need to submit a new inquiry. 

Thank you for your interest in Des Moines Christian School.