Apply to DC

The early application incentive for Grades K-12 runs October 15 through January 5.  Apply early and save $200 on application and enrollment fees.

Preschool applications are accepted throughout the school year.  Please reach out to our admissions team to inquire about seat availability prior to applying. 


K-12 Application Windows 2023-2024

Fall: October 15 – January 5
Fall Application Decisions: February 1

Winter: January 6 – March 2
Winter Application Decisions: April 1

Spring: March 3 – April 27
Spring Application Decision: May 22

Summer: April 28 – June 15
Summer Application Decision: July 14


1. Complete the Online Application

To Apply Online, log into our parent portal, DC Connect. If you do not have a DC Connect account, please complete the Request Information form.  The online portal gives you access to an application system that allows you to track your progress from start to finish.  Please take a moment to read our Statement of Faith and Admissions Policies.  

Preschool families: Please contact the Admissions Office at or call (937) 291-7545 to inquire about seat availability.

2. Submit Required Documents and Forms

Please use the online checklist in DC Connect to upload documents and references required to complete your student’s application. 

3. Complete Admissions Testing

All kindergarten through 12th grade applicants must complete admissions testing. Applicants in Grades K-4 will receive a phone call from the assessment office to schedule testing.  Applicants in Grades 4-12 can self-schedule from the application checklist. All kindergarten applicants will be tested during the week of March 20 and the admissions decisions will be mailed on April 1.

4. Interview with Principal

Each student’s application is carefully reviewed by the Admissions Office, and family interviews are conducted by the principal of the oldest child in your family. Both parents, when applicable, will attend with their applying children.

5. Enrollment 

Once your child is accepted into Dayton Christian School, you will receive an acceptance letter and an enrollment packet in the mail. To enroll, an enrollment agreement must be signed and an enrollment fee paid in order to reserve your child(ren)’s seat.

Please contact the Admissions Office at (937) 291-7218 or email us at, if you have questions or need assistance.