Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Are all grades housed at one campus?
Answer: No. Currently, our students are at two campuses in space we lease at David’s Community Bible Church and Free Grace Brethren in Christ Church. We are grateful for their support.
Question: Does NDCS use Common Core curriculum?
Answer: No. NDCS does not use Common Core. We offer a Biblically-integrated traditional curriculum using a variety of instructional methods seeking to meet the diverse needs of all learners.
Question: Is there more information available regarding the curriculum at NDCS?
Answer: Yes. More information and a breakdown of the curriculum used for each grade can be found on our Website under the Academics tab.
Question: Is NDCS affiliated with a particular denomination?
Answer: No. NDCS is a non-denominational, private Christian school. Our Statement of Faith can be found in its entirety on our Website – ndcslions.org.
Question: Does NDCS offer financial assistance?
Answer: Yes. Each year, scholarships are available to those who qualify through our EITC funding programs. Additionally, scholarships are also made available through the generous gifts from private partners and local churches.
Question: Does NDCS have any sports of its own?
Answer: Yes. Currently, NDCS has our own PIAA girls’ Varsity volleyball team. We also co-op with Halifax Area School District for Middle School sports, and PIAA girls/boys soccer, football, wrestling, girls/boys basketball, softball and baseball. We also offer NASP Archery which is an individual and team archery program we have participated in last the four years.
Question: Does NDCS offer bussing?
Answer: Yes. There is bussing available from four area districts to both of our school campuses—Halifax, Millersburg, Upper Dauphin, and Line Mountain. Additionally, Williams Valley bussing is available to our Free Grace campus only.
Question: Does NDCS have a Theatre Arts program?
Answer: No. We do not have our own program. However, students do have the opportunity to perform in any High School drama at Halifax Area School District through a co-op that was formed in 2018.
Question: What is the average length of education of your teachers?
Answer: We have a wide variety of unique teaching staff between part time, full time, and specials staff. Our teachers are highly-qualified and are provided additional training opportunities.