Founded in 1953, Divine Child Elementary School is the parish school of the Church of the Divine Child. Together with Divine Child High School, we have grown to host the largest coeducational Catholic school enrollment in Michigan. Divine Child Elementary School is a Catholic school dedicated to the development of our students through the teaching and practice of Christian values in a challenging academic setting. Our classrooms and playing fields are faith-filled environments where our students grow spiritually, academically, socially, and creatively.

We know that as parents and guardians, you have an important task. You must decide which Catholic elementary school will help your child grow to his or her fullest potential. We believe that Divine Child Elementary School is a great place to be and that it offers you an excellent choice for your child’s future. We are excited that you and your family are considering becoming part of the Divine Child Elementary School community.

Meet our Leadership Team

J. Mike Courage
Kristina (Hable) Kubik
Assistant Principal

Need to Contact Divine Child Elementary School?

Contact our Main Office Assistant, Michelle Read, in the Elementary School Office during normal business hours at 313.562.1090 or email her at readm@dces.info.


60+ years of Divine Child

For over six decades, Divine Child Catholic Schools have provided young women and men with an excellent Catholic education. It is our responsibility to nurture the growth of students spiritually, academically, creatively and socially. Countless members of the Divine Child community have made a lasting impact on our schools. If it were not for Msgr. Weier, Msgr. Kucyk, Fr. Bilot, Fr. McCabe and the many members of the schools' leadership - including several alumni principals - our institution would not be where it is today. Our story began in 1950 when the Archdiocese of Detroit founded our parish. Shortly thereafter, our community rallied to build an elementary school, and the rest is history. Join us below for a look at more than 60 years of DC's storied past. 

1952 - Dec. 1

December 1

The parish began digging to prepare for the construction of the new elementary school. The bid was $256,300.

1953 - Aug. 22

August 22

Six Bernardine Franciscan Sisters arrived from Pennsylvania to teach in the elementary school.

1953 - Sept. 9

September 9

"Divine Child School" opened with 297 students in grades 1 through 4. Only 6 of 11 classrooms were occupied. The plan was to add one grade per year.

1957 - Dec. 3

December 3

Construction on Divine Child High School began.