Downers Grove Christian School

A ministry of First Baptist Church of Downers Grove

Our Mission: Providing a quality, Christ-centered education in a loving environment.


School Verse: “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” - Isaiah 40:31

A ministry of First Baptist Church of Downers Grove

For over 50 years, Downers Grove Christian School (DGCS) has provided students with a Christ-centered, nurturing learning environment. The DGCS community of teachers, parents, and volunteers work together to create the best possible learning environment for children.


Established in 1970 as a ministry of First Baptist Church of Downers Grove, the mission of Downers Grove Christian School is to partner with parents to raise children up in wisdom and in faith, while challenging students academically, physically, and spiritually.


Downers Grove Christian School is centrally located in the heart of downtown Downers Grove, but students come from across the western suburbs, including Hinsdale, Oak Brook, Downers Grove, Lombard, Woodridge, Westmont, Darien and more. 

Admission Info

Get to Know Us:  Meet in-person with our staff and see our new, upgraded facilities. We would love to sit down with you and your family to introduce you to our educational approach, our classrooms, our teachers, and our school.


Placement Testing:  After new students register with the school, those entering Kindergarten through 8th grade will test to indicate their reading and math proficiency. Student’s test results will be communicated directly to the parents.


Please Note: Students entering Preschool 2 through Kindergarten must be the required age by September 1 of the current year.


Schedule a Tour

Choosing the right school for your child is a big decision. The best way to experience the Downers Grove Christian School difference is to see it first-hand with a personal tour. You and your family will meet with our principal to learn more about our educational approach and visit our newly-renovated classrooms.