Downers Grove Christian School

Downers Grove Christian School has a Christian faculty and staff united to provide your children with an education that will allow them to mature to new heights mentally, spiritually, socially, and physically.
Downers Grove Christian School has been committed to an education that is 'Distinctly Christian' for over 30 years. Therefore, our students have excelled in the above areas as parents come back to us year after year mentioning that DGCS feels like a 'second home'.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 180 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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
180 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Downers Grove Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition varies and is dependent upon grade level.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Julie Hamrin


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Young Rembrandts

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:

School Notes

  • Downers Grove Christian School provides a quality, Christ-centered education in a loving environment for each of our students.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Downers Grove Christian School cost?
Downers Grove Christian School's tuition is approximately $6,000 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Downers Grove Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Downers Grove Christian School is 98%, which is higher than the national average of 90%.
What sports does Downers Grove Christian School offer?
Downers Grove Christian School offers 4 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Downers Grove Christian School?
The application deadline for Downers Grove Christian School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Downers Grove Christian School is a wonderful school. The teachers go over and beyond to help students out. You can tell they love and care for the children. Most importantly, faith and God are part of the everyday curriculum. Character and morals are taught daily. God has truly blessed our family with being a part of DGCS.
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We have been so pleased with our years at DGCS! Our kids are now older-elementary and junior high-aged and have attended since preschool. They have been well-loved and cared for by wonderful DGCS teachers and staff and have built great friendships in their classes. They've both been challenged academically by teachers with high standards and expectations, who also make learning fun! DGCS has a strong academic foundation--including accelerated math starting in 5th grade and chances to shine academically in the Speech Meet, Reading Fair, and Science Fair--along with offering weekly "specials" classes in art, music, computers, and Spanish (and Spanish daily in jr. high plus the other weekly specials). Older kids have the opportunity to connect with younger students as Reading Buddies and Spanish Buddies, and all students can participate in a wide range of extra-curriculars. My son and daughter have both loved competing on the girl's and boys' volleyball and basketball teams, being a part of the drama club, tech club, JAM (Jesus & Motion creative arts group), beginner and concert band, and other art, STEM, and chess/game clubs over their years here. DGCS students are prepared academically and well-rounded creatively and socially, all while being rooted in their faith each day at DGCS. I know my kids are loved at DGCS and they will be prepared as they launch into the next chapter of high school and beyond.
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My experience with DGCS is that it goes above and beyond in teaching and has exceeded my expectations as a safe, loving environment. I have had three older children go through the school from preschool all the way to eighth grade and currently have two children in the school now. Not only did DGCS prepare my older children for high school incredibly well, it actually prepared them for college. I am highly satisfied with the excellence in which my children were and are now being educated. This school is Christ-centered, Academically rigorous, relationally focused, and Excellence driven. The teachers are at the heart of the school as they have poured their passion for education into the ministry of Downers Grove Christian School. If you are looking for a nurturing, caring school to educate your child with compassionate teachers who strive for excellence and meet many wonderful school families who share your priorities for learning, I encourage you to check out DGCS.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 180 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Downers Grove, IL is $10,162 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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