Divine Child Elementary School

  • Divine Child Elementary School is a Catholic parish school dedicated to deepening the Catholic faith and achieving academic excellence.
  • Our school is rooted in a long-standing tradition of excellence and in an educational partnership with students, parents and the community.
  • We are committed to providing opportunities that nurture each student's spiritual, academic, athletic, social and creative growth.
  • We are dedicated to developing youth who pursue lives of responsibility, leadership and faith in action.
  • While we are a parish school, we draw our students from over 30 different zip codes throughout the area.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedInstructional support teachers on staff
Year Founded1952

Student Body

Total Students582 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
8%
State avg.: 16%
Students by Grade Divine Child Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size24 students
Advanced CoursesAccelerated Algebra program for 8th graders, Latin for 5th - 8th graders
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(school uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 1 / Jun. 30 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,900
Tuition NotesTuition is $7,900 for 2 children, $9,900 for 3 or more children. Our out of parish tuition rate is $6,100 for one child, $9,100 for two children, and $11,100 for three or more children.
% on Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
85%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMatthew Saxer
Endowment Size$1 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Altar Servers, Art Club, Bible Quiz, Boys Scouts, Chess Club, Environmental Club, Girl Scouts, Math Club, Math Counts

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Spring Play

School Notes

  • Welcome to Divine Child Elementary School. We are a Catholic school dedicated to the development of our students through the teaching and practice of Christian values in a challenging academic setting. Divine Child is one of the largest co-educational Catholic parish elementary school in Michigan, where boys and girls learn to work together and respect each other`s gifts and talents. Our classrooms and playing fields are faith-filled environments where our students grow spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and creatively. We are excited that you and your family are considering becoming part of the Divine Child Elementary School community.
  • We opened our doors in 1952 and today remain one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Detroit.  Our kindergarten and primary grades, 1st through 3rd grades, are self-contained with qualified, caring teachers who work with students of many ability levels (a special class such as art, music. Spanish, P.E. or computers is offered daily and taught by other teachers).  Students in our intermediate grades, 4th through 6th grades, have three different teachers for their academic classes throughout the day, and our junior high classes, 7th and 8th grades, are departmentalized with students having six different teachers for their six different classes.
  • Our school day begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.  Many of our students paticipate in clubs, sports and acitivies which take place after school.
  • In addition to weekly liturgies, our students attend Eucharistic Adoration every Tuesday during their religion class.  Divine Child also offers sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
  • Our students perform well on standardized tests.  By the time our students reach junior high, the class average on the Iowa Assessment Testing is at the 75th percentile which is one grade level above average.
  • Most of our parents are active in our Parent Guild which sponsors numerous activities throughout the year.  Parents are required to complete 15 service hours each year.
  • School tours are available by appointment during the school day with shadow visits available for 5th - 8th grade applicants.  Please visit our website for additional information at www.divinechildelementaryschool.org. 

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