Divine Child High School

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 55 different zip codes throughout the Detroit metropolitan area, and attend 50 different Catholic parishes in addition to the Church of the Divine Child.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 808 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,100
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jun. 23 / rolling

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Divine Child High School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Michigan for:

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Four instructional specialists on staff to assist students with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
Year Founded
1958
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Our summer programs range from $50 - $400 depending on the length of the camp or program.

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
70 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size
23 students
Number of AP Courses
19 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Research, AP Seminar, AP Statistics, AP U.S. Government/Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History
Average SAT score
1160
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(School uniform required)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 15 / Jun. 23 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Out of parish rate is $9,350. Academic scholarships and need-based financial grants are available.
% on Financial Aid
15%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Matthew Saxer
Admissions Associate
Jude Ripley
Endowment Size
$1 million

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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Academic Quiz Bowl, Anime Club, Astronomy Club, Book Club, Culinary Arts Club, Cyber Patriots, DCHS Your Group (BRICK), Debate Society, Divine Child Television (DCTV), Forensics Team, German Club, In Stitches (Sewing Club), Interact Club (Rotary), Latin & Greek Club, Link Crew, Medical Club, Ministry of Presence Club, Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Pro-Life Club, Spanish Club, Student Council, Tabletop Games Club, Technology/Robotics Club, Varsity Club, Video Games Club, Yearbook, Young Alumni Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Chorus, Color Guard, Fall Drama Production, Jazz Band, Marching Band, Spring Drama Production/Musical

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Bowling Club, Esports Club, Ultimate Frisbee 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 55 different zip codes and 50 different parishes.
  • Spiritually, our students have religion classes daily and attend weekly liturgies.  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, 80% 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 four instructional support specialists who assist students with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or ADHD.
  • Athletically, we offer 53 teams in 27 sports, and we have enjoyed athletic success on many levels.  Over our history, we have earned over 100 Catholic League championships and 40 state championships.  With so many teams for a school of our size, most students who want to play a sport can make the team.  Our new stadium just opened which includes an all-weather turf field, eight-lane all weather track, and seating for 2000 fans.
  • Socially, our student can participate in 35 clubs and activities.  Whether a student is interested in areas such as culinary arts, robotics, student council or eSports, 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 early May.  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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MI School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 808 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,100
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 23 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 15 / Jun. 23 / rolling

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