Downers Grove Christian School is dedicated to providing a rigorous academic education for preschool through eighth grade students in a nurturing, Christ-centered environment.
Purpose and Educational Philosophy
Downers Grove Christian School is an extension of the Christian home, and our goal is to partner with you in raising your children up in wisdom and in faith. We believe that it is our God-given responsibility to “train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6).
As such, two pillars underscore every aspect of our education approach: rigorous academics and spiritual growth. We provide challenging, engaging, first-class academic instruction in math, science, language arts and more. We do this in a Bible-based, Christ-centered framework that guides each child in their spiritual journey to grow in their acceptance and knowledge of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
By pairing first class academics with a loving, Christian environment, we aim to be your child’s home away from home where they are challenged and nurtured every day.
A Message from Our Principal:
This year, we celebrate 50 years as a school. That’s a huge accomplishment, but we have not done this alone. When I look back at the past 50 years, I see the faces and hear the voices of all the teachers, principals, volunteers, parents and students who have come before us, who have laid the firm foundation for where we stand today. I see God’s guiding hand in their decisions, and his wisdom and love in the staff.
Over the past 50 years, there have been thousands of students who have walked through these doors, including my own children. They have learned, they have grown, and they have gone out into the world to spread the light of Christ’s love because they found an example of that very love here at DGCS.
This place is so much more than a school. It is a Christ-centered community that raises our children up in in the way they should go. And as we look to the coming years, we invite you to join our community in this journey.
Downers Grove Christian School admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its employment, educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
Downers Grove Christian School is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Downers Grove. The School Committee is comprised of Staff, Parents, and Church Leaders who are elected to guide and provide oversight for the school.