Divine Child High School

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Divine Child High School
Address
1001 North Silvery Lane
Dearborn, Michigan, (Wayne County), 48128
United States
Coordinates 42°19′7.3″N 83°16′58″W / 42.318694°N 83.28278°W / 42.318694; -83.28278Coordinates: 42°19′7.3″N 83°16′58″W / 42.318694°N 83.28278°W / 42.318694; -83.28278
Information
Type Private, Coeducational
Motto Virtus Cum Scientia
(Virtue With Knowledge)
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Established 1958
Principal Peggy Knuth
Asst. Principal Eric Haley
Pastor Father Jim Bilot
Teaching staff 67
Grades 912
Enrollment 888 (2008)
Grade 9 223
Grade 10 253
Grade 11 185
Grade 12 227
Student to teacher ratio 13:1
Color(s) Red and Grey         
Athletics conference Catholic High School League
Mascot Freddy Falcon
Team name Falcons
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [1]
Average ACT scores 24
Newspaper http://dcfaithinaction.org/
Yearbook Clarion
Athletic Director Tony DeMare
Website

Divine Child High School is a private Catholic high school in Dearborn, Wayne County, Michigan, United States. The principal is Peggy Knuth and the Assistant Principal is Eric Haley. The school's pastor is Father Jim Bilot. The school celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008.

History[edit]

Divine Child was opened in September 1958 by Monsignor Herbert Weier. Initially, it consisted of 84 freshmen, two Bernadine Sisters, and an athletic coach. The 1962, the first graduating class consisted of 69 students. The original building consisted of 37,478 square feet (3,481.8 m2) of space including ten classrooms, two science labs, a small library, a typing and office machines room, and a study hall room. Since then, eleven additions have significantly increased the size and facilities of the school.

Academics[edit]

Divine Child offers classes in the following areas: religion, math, science, English, social studies, world languages, fine & applied arts, physical education/health, and technology. Divine Child's curriculum is varied to meet the needs and interests of each student. A total of 26.0 units of credit are required for graduation including demonstrating proficiency with computers.

Bands[edit]

The bands in the school are the marching band, pep band, symphonic band, and jazz band. Each band plays music that suits their genre and plays their music at different events throughout the school year.[2][3] In the spring of 2006, the jazz band won 'Best Jazz Ensemble' at the Music In The Parks. In 2008, the marching band was invited to perform at Mitt Romney’s candidacy for the presidential race. In 2011, the Marching Band was invited to march at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Marching Band has also performed at America's Thanksgiving Parade every year since 2011.

Sports[edit]

Divine Child High School has the largest Athletic Program in The Catholic League. Divine Child offers 24 Sports and 52 Teams. These teams include basketball, football, hockey, golf, soccer, track, cross country, wrestling, bowling and many other sports. The current athletic director is Tony DeMare.

Notable finishes[edit]

State Championships
  • Baseball (Boys): 1992, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010
  • Basketball (Boys): 1973, 1977
  • Basketball (Girls): 1986, 1989, 1993, 1994, 1999, 2011
  • Competitive Cheer (Girls): 1985, 1996
  • Pom Pom (Girls): 2001, 2002, 2005, 2010, 2011
  • Cross Country (Boys): 1982 Class B Runner-Up, 1993 Class B Runner-Up
  • Figure Skating (Girls): 2000, 2005, 2008
  • Football (Boys): 1961, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1985
  • Hockey (Boys): 2002
  • Softball (Girls): 1975, 1986
  • Winterguard: 1999
  • Golf (Boys): 2010
  • Track and Field (Girls): 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Chess (Boys): Pawnmaster Champions 2010

Activities[edit]

Divine Child also offers many clubs and after-school programs, including Academic Quiz Bowl, Anime Club, Art Studio, Bowling Club, Boys Intramurals, Boys Varsity Club, Car Club, Chess Tournament, Competitive Science, Culinary Arts, Drama Club, Forensics, Games Club, German Club, International Thespian Society, Latin Club, Movie Club, National Honor Society, Newspaper, and Spanish Club.

Divine Child also offers musical and theatrical activities, including a fall play and spring musical, bands — marching, symphonic, jazz, pit, pep, and show choir.

State Championships Forensics- 2012, 2013, 2014.

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

External links[edit]

Official website