About DMCS


In June of 1947, forty-one people from various churches interested in Christian school education gathered at the YMCA to prayerfully consider establishing a Christian school in Des Moines.  In the fall of 1948, Des Moines Christian School opened its doors to 15 students. Since then, we have prayed for, equipped and sent more than 1,000 graduates to make a difference for Jesus in the world.

Today, more than 1,000 pre-k through 12th-grade students are receiving an excellent, Christ-centered education.  Our 57 teachers and 97 support staff consider it our honor and responsibility to prepare students to go make a difference.  

We are an inter-denominational community of families representing more than 100 churches and 27 different neighborhoods in the Greater Des Moines area. 

Our Mission
Equipping minds and nurturing hearts to impact the world for Christ.


Our Core Values
Modeling Christ-like behavior
Integrating Biblical truths in all learning
Partnering with Christian parents
Striving for excellence
Serving others