Academic Program

Downey Christian is traditional in its approach to education.  Our goal is to provide challenging Christian academic curriculum, which promotes intellectual, spiritual, social, emotional, physical growth and development. DCS utilizes the high level Abeka curriculum.  It begins with our traditional philosophy of education. This teacher-directed framework empowers teachers to focus students’ attention on the material they need to learn—in a context and sequence that will help them learn it best.

As students begin to grasp what’s being taught, newly acquired concepts and skills are fortified time and again using a method often referred to as spiral learning.

Finally, students’ growing mastery of subject matter is strengthened because of the comprehensive design of our curriculum. Material taught in one subject is reinforced in other subjects. At every step of the way, students learn, apply, and master new concepts and skills.


Teaching from a practical, traditional approach will develop your students intellectually. They’ll be able to demonstrate appropriate grade-level knowledge aligned with our scope and sequence, achieve or exceed grade-level scores on nationally normed standardized testing, and pursue a college program of study.


Through traditional teaching designed to help instill good character and by meeting program expectations, students will be able to display personal integrity in their everyday lives and discern right from wrong.


Because of daily Bible instruction and use of a Christian curriculum, students will be able to apply biblical truths from God’s Word to their own lives, demonstrate knowledge of the doctrines of the Bible, and choose prayer and memorizing Scripture to grow in their faith. 

 Learning to love God, know what God requires of us and how we can serve Him in our daily lives is one of the main goals of Downey Christian School. The STUDY of God’s word, its APPLICATION to our lives, and the GUIDANCE of the Holy Spirit are all essential in building a strong foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. We desire to follow Jesus’ example (Luke 20:21) and “teach the way of God in truth.” Academic subjects will be taught with a Bible perspective. Bible is integrated into all aspects of curriculum and campus life.  The Word of God is taught at appropriate stages throughout the grade levels.