Spiritual Formation

With an emphasis on providing a solid academic education with a distinctive Christian perspective, DCS has been partnering with parents to raise children who will have the skills they need to be active participants in their homes, their churches, their jobs, and their communities.


Each learning community has their own chapel each week. Classes take turns leading their peers in time of worship and learning.

GIFT Groups

Growing In Faith Together is a way for our K-2nd graders to come together as a community of believers. The Holy Spirit speaks to us through worship, God’s spoken word, and testimonies from believers who have gone before us and who are currently walking alongside us. It is such a powerful experience hearing God’s children worship with all of their hearts, share stories of God’s love and faithfulness, and be challenged to live a life of discipleship as Christ lived his!

Prayer Partners

The 3rd and 4th graders meet with a prayer partner from their homeroom once a month. During this time, they share praises, requests and answered prayers with one another, and then spend time praying together. Using scripture focused on prayer and following prayer formats, including ACTS one year and GIFTS the next year, allows students to grow deeper in their prayer life. Having a consistent partner to share with encourages students to nurture one another’s hearts with Biblical truth.

Small Groups

In 5th grade, students have the opportunity to participate in small groups. Students are placed in groups of 6-7 with a teacher or parent volunteer, and meet in the groups about once or twice a month during Chapel time. This is a really great opportunity for the fifth graders to grow in their faith in a new context, sharing their personal faith and exploring the Bible alongside a small group of peers and their leader.

Accountability Groups

All middle school students are assigned to a small group with an adult leader. These groups are formed in 6th grade and stay together all three years of middle school. The groups generally meet two Friday mornings each month. On the rest of the Fridays, we either have a chapel speaker or a singing chapel.

Friday Mornings (FM)

Students may choose to attend the Friday Morning prayer group that meets from 7:15-7:30 and provides a time of prayer for middle school students and teachers. Doughnuts, milk, and juice are provided monthly thanks to School Circle.

Sign Up For A Campus Tour

We would love to have you visit our campus. After completing the form, you will be contacted to arrange a time to meet our staff and receive a tour of our campus.

Why Dutton Christian School

Hear what some of our parents have to say about their experience here.

20 Years & Counting

“In the Fall of 1985, the first of our 3 boys started Kindergarten. We were so impressed with the staff and the commitment of the parents sending their children to DCS. As years passed, we became very involved in the school which gave us an inside look at how the school was run. We loved DCS over all the years our boys were there (1985-1999).

Now, here we are 20+ years later, so grateful and blessed to have grandchildren at DCS. And guess what, it is STILL the great school it was many years ago! Thank you administrators and staff for staying faithful & true to the mission of Dutton Christian School! To God be the glory!”

-Pat Ringnalda

They're Amazing

“Teachers and staff are amazing! We love DCS and everything they have done for our kids!”

-Rachael Brinks

Great Community

“Such a great community. Thankful my children are being educated and nurtured in their faith at this great school.”

-Rebecca Helmus

Greatly Impacted My Life

“Dutton Christian School has greatly impacted my life. As a former student of DCS, I have experienced the amazing commitment to Christian Education from each of my teachers. They diligently walked alongside me to nurture not only my mind but also my spirit. In addition, as a parent of 3 children who attended preschool through 8th grade at Dutton Christian School, I have always felt that my children were valued by their teachers as a unique child of God. Furthermore, I have been blessed to be a teacher at Dutton Christian for over 11 years. As a teacher, I have experienced the loving support of the DCS community, a community deeply rooted in their faith. In many seasons of my life, Dutton Christian School has made a great difference and an eternal impact!”

-Kerri Nitz, 6th grade English and Language Arts teacher

I Have Created Great Friendships

“My experience at Dutton Christian has significantly impacted my life to live for Christ. The teachers genuinely care about students, and I have created great friendships. Biblical knowledge is incorporated through each class, and I will always remember the important life lessons that I have been taught by Dutton Christian.”

-Nicole V., DCS Student

We Were Welcomed With Open Arms

“Our children transferred in from a local public school and were welcomed with open arms. The staff is awesome, the location great, and incorporating faith based curriculum was an important consideration to our family. As uncomfortable as it was for our children to come into a new school, teachers and students reached out to them and us to make the transition as comfortable, seamless, and welcoming as possible.”

-Kevin James, DCS Parent

I Recommend Dutton Christian School

“I had a wonderful morning with 5th grade PE. Many adults could learn from these children who showed love, kindness, and support to each other. They showed love with one another as Jesus has taught us!”

-Cheryl Kaiser VanderMolen, DCS Parent

"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10