Dover First Christian School

Dover First Christian School is a part of the largest Protestant School sytem in the world.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,570
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dover First Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Delaware for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
43 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Dover First Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code
Navy or Khaki pants or uniform dress and school polo

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Financial Aid is available (application process)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Harry Janetzko


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Technology Club, Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
After School Choir Program, Guitar Lessons, Piano Lessons

School Notes

  • To empower students with: A set of moral values through a deep understanding and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. (These values include a selfless attitude, uncompromising integrity, honesty in all things, and dependence upon God.)
  • To empower students with: A skillset that allows for competition in the global marketplace, success in higher educational endeavors, and prepares one for a life of Christ-like service.
  • To empower students with: An enquiring and discriminating mind that allows one to pursue knowledge with a certain personal expectation of success.
  • To empower students with: A tolerance and respect for others which creates the partnership that exists between the home and teachers so that we can integrate the community and the part it plays in realizing this vision.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dover First Christian School cost?
Dover First Christian School's tuition is approximately $5,570 for private students.
What schools are Dover First Christian School often compared to?
Dover First Christian Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Calvary Christian Academy by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Dover First Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Dover First Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 89%.
When is the application deadline for Dover First Christian School?
The application deadline for Dover First Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
dover first is the best seventh-day adventist school I've been to. everyone is so nice and the classes are small.
- Posted by
Dover First Christian School is an answer to my prayers ! I don't believe in public schools, I was worried about where to send my daughter to school, I prayed for an SDA school in my area! God answered my prayers and I praise God!!! My daughter is getting not only a great academic foundation! She is growing in grace and love for the Lord...
- Posted by
Having attended a public school myself I can honestly say what a relief it is to have the opportunity to be able to send my kids to DFCS. You don't have to look very hard to see what is wrong with public schools, the first being that God is not allowed there. Things that are "acceptable", such as the revealing clothing for girls or the language spoken by the students because we have become accustomed to it is sickening. I am relieved knowing that DFCS has guidelines in place to make my kids learning environment, not only a safe one with the security system/cameras/doors, but also a safe place for them visually speaking and also the language spoken. This to me is very important. Academically I feel that my children are challenged and also are being encouraged to not only think, but actively start planning for their future. Each child at the school has a chrome book and they really seem to help the children stay motivated while learning. My children have never experienced any sort of bullying from their schoolmates, but rather feel as if they are all family there watching over one another. If your wanting a great education, but also value morals and manners as part of your child's education I would highly recommend talking with the staff about enrolling your child. Both my boys have learned so much spiritually as well, learning about the bible and how to apply what they learn in their daily lives. Lastly I would also add, not to be intimidated by the thought of the tuition. There is tuition assistance available and the process was quick and simple! Mom of two boys, ages 11 & 12
- Posted by
I am so impressed with way that the teachers really care about my child's progress. The teachers assist her in being the best at anything she wants to do in life. They are encouraging her to not only be a good student but an asset to the community. She is learning to how to be a productive citizen that cares for her community as a child and future adult. The teachers truly care and show christian character through example. My child has improved in several subjects through the curriculum and the variety of teaching styles they use to reach my child individually. I am so thankful for DFCS and the dedicated teachers and their goal of proving exceptional christian education.
- Posted by
I am so please with the strong academic foundation my child is receiving . The school really wants your child to learn; not just push them through. When your child comes home and says they love school because the teachers pray with them everyday; it really makes your day. My child also has so many opportunities to enhance her learning through study tours to develop her mind and programs to develop her music skills and leadership skills, so she can be a Christian leader not just for tomorrow, but for today.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 43 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,570
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Delaware is $12,355 for elementary schools and $13,859 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Delaware is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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