Divine Child High School

1001 N Silvery Lane
Dearborn, MI 48128-0481
     Tel: (313)562-1990
Grades: 9 - 12 | 820 students
Divine Child High School is a Catholic high school centered in Gospel values and Christian tradition.
Divine Child is the largest Catholic, co-ed high school in Michigan with over 800 students in grades 9 - 12.
We are dedicated to excellenece spiritually, academically, athletically, socially and creatively.
We are dedicated to developing youth who pursue lives of responsibility, leadership and faith in action.
Our students live in 47 different zip codes throughout the Detroit metropolitan area, and attend 45 different Catholic parishes in addition to the Church of the Divine Child.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Three learning strategists are on staff to assist students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Year Founded 1958

Student Body

Total Students 820 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 14%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Divine Child High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 68 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 70%
Average Class Size 23 students
Number of AP Courses 14 courses
Advanced Courses AP Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government/Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, 
Average ACT score 24
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(School uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,700
Tuition Notes Out of parish rate is $8100. Academic scholarships and need-based financial grants are available.
% on Financial Aid 20%
Average Financial Aid Grant $500
Acceptance Rate 87%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Matthew Saxer
Admissions Associate Jude Ripley


Total Sports Offered 18 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Figure Skating, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFigure Skating,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 34 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Quiz Bowl, Anime Club, Art Club, Bowling Club, Business Professionals of America, Chorus, Culinary Arts Club, Divine Child Television (DCTV), Electronics Club, Fall Drama Production, Forensics Team, Games Club, German Club, Guitar Club, In Stitches (Sewing Club), Interact Club (Rotary), Jazz Band, Latin & Greek Club, Link Crew, Literary Magazine (Attic SALT), Medical Club, National Honor Society, Online Journalism, Pet Therapy Club, Ping Pong Club, Pro-Life Club, Programming Club, Spanish Club, Spring Drama Production, Student Council, Technology/Robotics Club, Varsity Club, Video Games Club, Yearbook Anime Club, Art Club, Bowling Club, Chorus, Forensics Team, Games Club, German Club, Guitar Club, Jazz Band, Link Crew, Medical Club, Ping Pong Club, Pro-Life Club, Spanish Club, Varsity Club, Yearbook, Academic Quiz Bowl,
Business Professionals of America,
Culinary Arts Club,
Divine Child Television (DCTV),
Electronics Club,
Fall Drama Production,
In Stitches (Sewing Club),
Interact Club (Rotary),
Latin & Greek Club,
Literary Magazine (Attic SALT),
National Honor Society,
Online Journalism,
Pet Therapy Club,
Programming Club,
Spring Drama Production,
Student Council,
Technology/Robotics Club,
Video Games Club,

School Notes:

Divine Child High School is a Catholic high school centered in Gospel values and Christian tradition. We are the largest, Catholic, co-ed high school in Michigan with over 800 students enrolled from 47 different zip codes and 45 different parishes.

Spiritually, our students have religion classes daily, visit our Eucharistic Adoration Chapel weekly, and attend liturgies twice a month.  All students complete ten service hours each year with numerous service opportunities available throughout the school year and the summer.  Students are required to attend one retreat each year.

Academically, we offer academic courses for excellent, above average and average students.  We offer honors classes starting freshman year, and Advanced Placement Courses for college credit starting sophomore year.  Over the past five years, 84% of our students who took the Advanced Placement exams earned a score of 3, 4 or 5 giving them college credit, far above the national average of 61%.  In addition, we have three instructional support specialists who assist students with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or ADHD.

Athletically, we offer 54 teams in 26 sports, and we have enjoyed athletic success on many levels.  Over our history, we have earned 96 Catholic League championships and 37 state championships.  With so many teams for a school of our size, most students who want to play a sport can make the team.  We will soon begin construction on a new stadium which will include an all-weather turf field, eight-lane all weather track, seating for 2000 fans, new locker rooms and a concession stand.

Socially, our student can participate in over 30 clubs and activities.  Whether a student is interested in areas such culinary arts, robotics, student council or pet therapy, we have clubs and activities for many interests.  New clubs are added each year depending upon student interest.

Creatively, we offer over twenty diifferent fine arts courses each year, and we have one of the most extensive fine arts programs in the state.  Almost 100 students participate in our band program which has pefromed in Chicago, New York City and Walt Disney World.  Our drama program offers a fall play and a spring musical, and our performnaces draw rave reviews and play to packed audiences in our newly updated auditorium.  Finally, our art program offers general art classes along with more specialized courses such as ceramics, digital photography, painting, printmaking, woodworking and art history.

Falcon For A Day shadow visits are available between mid-September and the end of April.  We host Open Houses in early November and late January... please visit our website at www.divinechildhighschool.org for specific dates and times.  Our application process is detailed on our website, and our school videos are located there as well.  Feel free to email or call us, and you will soon see why we are dedicated to exellenece... spiritually, academically, athletically, socially and creatively.

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is United Christian School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Divine Child Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Guardian Lutheran School (0.5 miles away)
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