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Frequently Asked Questions

Important Times
Is before and/or after school care available?

Students are supervised by their teachers 15 minutes before class begins and 15 minutes after class ends. If your child needs to be dropped off before or picked up after these times, additional charges will apply.

What are school hours?

Classes begin at 8:30 A.M. and end at 3:30 P.M. on regular school days. Each Friday school closes early at 2:30 P.M. in preparation for Sabbath hours.

The Classroom
What criteria are used to determine student placement in classes?

Your child’s transcripts and Geselle and WRAT placement test results will determine their grade level.

How much outdoor time and Physical Education do children get each day?

Daily recess is spent outdoors, except on days the teacher judges the weather to be unsatisfactory. Parents/guardians must ensure their child has the proper clothing to go outside in the current weather conditions.

What extracurricular opportunities are available?

We partner with approved, independent arts teachers to hold classes such as piano and trumpet on campus. Though not a requirement, students and their parents/guardians may decide if they would like to take advantage of any of these classes. Payments and expenses for these classes are not handled by DGAS and must be coordinated with each independent teacher.

How do I know my child is getting proper attention?

We maintain a low student-faculty ratio so that each student receives the attention they need.

Which grades are combined in your classrooms?

Kindergarteners are in their own classroom, 1st - 4th graders are in the lower grades classroom and 5th - 8th graders are in our upper grades classroom.

Tuition
Is financial assistance available?

Financial assistance is available for student accounts that are in current and good standing. Families are encouraged to speak with the treasurer for more information.

When is tuition due?

Tuition is based on the current school year fees and is payable in ten equal monthly installments. There are ten months of school with payments due the day before the month begins.  The exception to this is August which is due the first day of school, mid-August.

Health & Safety
Can you administer medication for my child?

Absolutely. After your child's acceptance, we will need the following information:

  • Name, dosage, time for administering, duration
  • Signed letter from the legal guardian indicating approval to administer the medication
  • Original packaging and pharmacy labeling (for prescription drugs)
How are allergies handled?

We take allergies seriously and ask for allergy information during the application process. Our teachers and staff will take precautionary measures to ensure a safe and clean environment for your child.