How can I learn more about DGS?
Attending an upcoming information session is a great way to meet us, see our space, and to get all your questions answered. It is also the first step in our admissions process. All parents/guardians are asked to visit the school before submitting an application. If the information session days and times do not work for you, please feel free to make a private appointment. We love showing people our school home and all we do here!
What is a typical day like at DGS?
The best way to peek into DGS is to visit our Blog, Facebook page or Instagram page for a glimpse into our everyday activities and philosophies. Also, feel free to make an appointment to visit during a typical school day to see us in action.
What are school hours at DGS?
Middle School and Upper Elementary students should arrive at school between 8:15 am and 8:30 am each morning. Lower Elementary students should arrive at school between 8:30 am and 8:45 am and Primary students should arrive at school between 8:45 am and 9:00 am.
All students except Primary students are dropped off at the side of the school by the kitchen door and wooden ramp. Drop-off for Primary students is at the back of the building at the door to the Primary classroom.
For Primary half-day students, pick-up is between 1:10 and 1:15 pm. For Lower Elementary and Kindergarten students, pick-up time starts at 3:00 pm and ends promptly at 3:15 pm. For Upper Elementary and Middle School students, pick-up starts at 3:15 pm and ends promptly at 3:30 pm.
Pick-up for Primary half-day students is at the back of the building at the door to the Primary classroom. All other students are picked up at the side of the school by the kitchen door and wooden ramp.
How is food and food allergies handled at DGS?
All students eat a snack and lunch at DGS, and all snacks and lunches must be brought from home. Also, each child is expected to have a full water bottle each day. We determine if a food will be banned from DGS according to our population each year. If we have a student with a severe allergy to any food, we will ban that food from school.
How are your multi-age classrooms structured?
Our multi-age approach in all classes is similar to the Montessori approach. We have four levels (or classes) in our school:
Primary is ages 3 and 4, and kindergarten
Lower Elementary is 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Upper Elementary is 4th and 5th
Middle School is 6th, 7th, and 8th
Do you plan on becoming a charter school?
No, we do not have any intention of becoming a charter school. Our plan is to remain a private school.