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Des Moines Christian School

Des Moines Christian School is a coeducational private Christian traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Suburban


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Des Moines Christian School says

Christian values are at the foundation of everything we do. We strive to educate the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, physically and spiritually. Our teachers are committed, supportive educators who continually search for ways to actively engage students in the learning process. Each child is uniquely created by God and our teachers strive to tailor instruction to meet the varied learning styles of individual students.


All of our curriculum is based on the truth of God's Word, the Bible, and is designed to help students develop their unique abilities and thus be prepared to fulfill God's plan for their lives.

Mission Statement

Des Moines Christian School mission is equipping the next generation to think, discern and act through Biblically-directed, Christ-centered education.

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Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


  (515) 252-2480

Admission Requirements

Required: Interview


  • AP Chemistry
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 976
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 172
Transitional KG 17
Kindergarten 66
1 75
2 54
3 76
4 53
5 50
6 56
7 63
8 54
9 63
10 59
11 60
12 58

Des Moines Christian School's relatively variable enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Des Moines Christian School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 17 : 1
Average Class Size 20
Gender 40% Male / 60% Female
Dress Code Casual
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 77%
Multi-racial 1%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 2%
Superintendent   Glenn Vos


There are numerous opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities such as sports, fine arts, academic teams, and clubs.
  • Choral Groups
  • Drama/Theater
  • Honor Society
  • Pep Band
  • Quiz Bowl
  • Student Council
  • Yearbook
  • Cheerleading

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