Thank you for taking time to prayerfully consider Dallas Christian School for your child's education. We have adopted an admissions policy that opens the school to families who are like-minded spiritually, who are supportive of our philosophy, objectives, and standards of education, and whose children meet our enrollment standards. Our purpose is to serve families who desire not simply a private-education, but a distinctively Christian education for their children. There are several strengths that set Dallas Christian apart from public schools. These unique differences explain why our students consistently go on to attend the best colleges and universities in the country, taking with them a spiritual framework that serves them well for life.

First, central to our approach of providing rigorous academics in a safe and nurturing environment is our deep conviction that the education experience should serve to develop the whole child. This is another way of saying that developing our students' minds (infusion of knowledge) without shaping their souls (spiritual formation) would only serve them temporarily; however, when we engage our students with the truth of God's word (the Bible) and steer them toward a relationship with Jesus, we are preparing them for eternity.

Second, Dallas Christian enjoys the freedom to develop our own academic experience that is not mandated by the state or federal government. We realize that the current state of public education is centered on state tests that are designed to meet basic skills so that every child will pass. Unlike public education, Dallas Christian School is free to adopt our own rigorous set of standards to help guide our academic experience. We understand that not all national standards are bad. In fact, in developing our program we consult both national and international educational standards so that our students can be academically competitive with other students in our country. We also have the flexibility to make changes to our program to help equip our students for the changing demands in our global marketplace.

Third, we are able to provide a social experience that allows our parents to feel good about partnering with other parents in our school community. This is not always the case in a large school setting where students come from a myriad of life situations and bring those situations to the school and the classroom. In some cases in other schools, the teacher is not free to teach because of classroom problems or because of students who are below grade level. As a result, the social environment is not conducive to learning and developing. The most recent brain research informs us that a person's experiences literally shape their brain. It just makes sense to have your child in a school where their daily experiences are positive, enriching, spiritually vibrant, and physically and socially safe.

Before applying for admission to our school, please read the Parent and Student Handbook, it will introduce you to many of the school's policies, procedures, and expectations for both parents and students.

Biblical principles are integrated into every subject taught at our school. Our staff is committed not only to academic excellence, but also to teaching students how to apply the truths of God's Word to every aspect of life. If you are in agreement with the teachings of God's Word, this school will complement the beliefs and ideals your child is taught at home. We look forward to partnering with you to educate your child in God's truth.

Chris King, Ph.D.
Chris King, Ph.D.
Dallas Christian School