THE GOAL OF OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM IS TO BE INTENTIONALLY AND FULLY CHRISTIAN IN OUR CURRICULUM WHILE WE HELP DEVELOP THE ENTIRE STUDENT, MIND, BODY, AND SOUL.
At the heart of our academics is the belief that each student has strengths and passions that need to be nurtured in order to know and do God’s call upon his/her life. And so, our teachers use our academic program to provide unique and cross-curricular experiences.
In grades K-8, DCS is currently in transition from Bob Jones curriculum to a hybrid-classical approach designed by DCS teachers. Research shows strong correspondence between early ages and the need for memorization and skills-based learning (grammar stage, grades K-5). As children mature, they naturally begin to ask “why” and desire to see the patterns in the world around them as opportunities to test many of those building blocks previously taught (logic stage, grades 6-8).
Our intentionality at DCS is to integrate opportunities at all levels to cultivate critical thinking, regardless of the stage. An important method in accomplishing this is requiring students to give presentations addressing different perspectives, all with the goal of discovering and testifying to God’s truth.