Admissions FAQs

What are the requirements for our family/student to apply to Dayton Christian?

Dayton Christian School partners with Christian families to provide a seamless transition from values being taught in the home to those being taught in their classroom. Please take a moment and read our Admissions Policy, Mission/Purpose/Core Values and Statement of Faith. Among other things, we require that at least on parent/legal guardian is a born-again believer, that an applying family is involved in a Bible-teaching church, and that the applying student is in good behavior and academic standing. Please know that we make our admissions decisions carefully with the end goal of making sure that your family is served well within the walls of DCS. 

How do I start the application process for my child?

Before you start an application, we would love to meet you! Please come to one of our Admissions Events or schedule a personal tour. You can do so by contacting our office at (937) 291-7218 or emailing us at admissions@daytonchristian.com. We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you through the application process. 

Would my child be able to come for a shadow day?

Yes! We welcome prospective students to come and spend a day (or half day) with one of our student ambassadors (grades 7-12) or a student host (grades K-6). Your child will experience a day in the life of a DC student, attend chapel, enjoy lunch on us and sit in on classes throughout the day. To schedule, please contact the Admissions Office at (937)291-7218 or email us at admissions@daytonchristian.com.

What are your tuition rates and application fees?

Do you have a homeschool program?

Yes! We have a wonderful Homeschool Hybrid option for students in Grades 6-12.

What documents will I need to have available to submit as a part of our application?

Our application and document submission process is housed online. In addition to the online application, you’ll be provided a checklist of documents to submit. This will include (but may ot be limited to) the following: 

– Student testimony (7th-12th)
– Church reference
– Teacher recommendation
– Student’s birth certificate
– Student’s photo
– Student’s school records

The specific documents you will need to submit will vary depending on the grade level of your student(s) and whether you’re enrolling in our preschool, tradition K-12 school or the Homeschool program.

Do you have scholarships or tuition assistance available?

Yes, Dayton Christian offers needs-based limited tuition assistance for qualifying families (learn more). In addition, our school accepts the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship. For more information visit the EdChoice website

Do you offer transportation?

We do provide busing for students who live in the northern Dayton area. This is a service that is assessed an annual fee. Currently, we have four bus stops in the northern Dayton area. 

Many local school districts provide busing for our students, you can check with your local school district to see if your student would qualify. However, the Dayton school district does not offer transportation.

Do you limit your class size?

Yes, each grade level from PreK through Grade 12 has a capacity.  While we close our application window on July 15, it is best to contact the Admissions Office to learn about seat availability. 

What opportunities will my child have to serve Jesus and others through DC?

It is our desire that all of our students have opportunities to serve and get involved at any age. Some of the ministries that we have been serving alongside are Shoes 4 the Shoeless, Care House, Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes), High School Dominican Republic Missions Trip, Christian Caribbean Center for the Deaf Mission Trip, Inner City Chicago Mission Trip, Snuggled Up Inc., Victory Project, Target Dayton Ministries, World Mission, Miami Valley Women’s Center, and Wounded Warrior Project.

What extra-curricular and elective class opportunities do you offer?

Our students have many exciting opportunities to become involved in a wide variety of extra-curricular activites and electives. They include:
Music: Band, Pep Band, Worship Team, Concert Choir, Musicals, and Plays
Art: Drawing & Design, Watercolor & Acrylic Painting, Oil Painting, Sculpture, Ceramics, Digital Photography and Yearbook
Practical Arts: Drafting & Design, Woodworking, Metalworking, Home Maintenance and Junior Enterprise
Sports: Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Golf, Cross Country, Wrestling, Swimming, Basketball, Cheerleading, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, and Track & Field

If you have additional questions about our admissions policies and application process, please contact the Admissions Office at (937) 291-7218 or email admissions@daytonchristian.com.