Our Campus

Stone lions stand at the entrance of the tree-lined boulevard leading to Des Moines Christian School. Our  26-acre campus is located in the Timberline neighborhood in western Urbandale, easily accessible from  Des Moines and surrounding suburbs. Green space, the athletic complex, two playgrounds and the softball and baseball fields circle the exterior of the school. Inside are the classrooms that make up the early education department, elementary school, middle school and high school. The Great Room, Performance Hall, and STEAM Labs allow for innovative programming and unique gathering spaces. DMC takes pride in maintaining excellence and enhancing the facilities entrusted to our care.   

STEAM Labs provide the exploratory spaces for students to deeply engage in science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. 

The Performance Hall provides the stage for fine arts activities including concerts, musicals, plays and our show choir showcase Illumination. The space is capable of doubling as a gym separated into two courts to provide additional space for athletics practices, elementary PE, and early education play. 

The Great Room provides a multi-functional and welcoming space for lunch, study hall and events. Designed with the student experience in mind, expanded square footage, sound suppression, and  varied seating options make the Great Room uniquely adaptable to fulfill a variety of roles. 

The Elementary Media Center includes a Learning Lab that provides a space dedicated to instructional enrichment and support of student success. 

Lions Field has stadium seating for 1,500 spectators, an eight-lane track, and an artificial turf soccer and football field. 

Outdoor spaces
An elementary playground and a second age-appropriate playground for early education students both back up to tree-lined woods, providing additional privacy and security. Students can further spread out during recess onto the artificial turf football and baseball fields. 

Future Campus Amenities or Updates 
The Impact Tomorrow Today campaign calls for $12.3M to further invest in DMC. The capital improvements include a middle school high school addition, with 13 additional classrooms, a 300 seat chapel and gym renovation.