Desert Christian Academy

5.00 (3 reviews)
40700 Yucca Lane
Indio, CA 92203-0922
Tel: (760)345-2848
Grades: NS-12 | 486 students
Desert Christian Academy has served the families of the Coachella Valley for 36 years by providing a learning envinroment that lays a foundation for students to experience life success.
Our Christ centered program emphasizes spiritual development while utilizing academic rigor, athletic opportunity, and social experiences to accomplish that goal.
Our greatest distinctinves are a palpable sense of community and family atmosphere on campus.
We encourage you to discover the experience that awaits your family at Desert Christian Academy!.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other religious school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12

Student Body

Total Students 486 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Desert Christian Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 43 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 17 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP Government, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Spanish, AP U.S. History
Average SAT score 1550
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniforms are required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFlag Football,

School Notes

  • OUR MISSION IS TO TRAIN STUDENTS TO GLORIFY JESUS CHRIST BY GROWING SPIRITUALLY, ACADEMICALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND SOCIALLY. At Desert Christian Academy students will grow to their potential in the following ways:
  • Understanding and being personally challenged to receive the gospel of Christ. Romans 10:9-10
  • Developing a personal relationship with God through regular Bible study, prayer and fellowship with other believers. Acts 2:42
  • Maturing in their faith by acquiring knowledge and being able to defend their faith effectively and intelligently. I Peter 3:15
  • Actively applying God's truth by enjoying God, discerning His will, demonstrating good works, sharing the Gospel message and serving others. James 1:22
  • Developing into analytical thinkers who examine and evaluate a wide range of information, draw conclusions and apply Biblical truths in making decisions. Romans 12:2
  • Becoming well-informed and independent learners who love to read, comprehend what is read, and value reading in a broad range of topics and perspectives. Philippians 4:8-9
  • Writing effectively, applying proper mechanics, in order to express a position in a compelling and logical manner. I Peter 3:15
  • Learning to speak (and listen) with integrity and accuracy; passionately communicating with confidence, a well- reasoned position to others. James 1:19
  • Developing life long habits for healthy living and physical fitness in order to glorify God with their bodies. I Corinthians 6:19
  • Developing motor skills, coordination, knowledge and desire to confidently participate in a variety of games and activities. Colossians 3:23; Titus 1:8
  • Developing commitment, teamwork, good judgement, sportsmanship and desire to work and play well with others, submitting to the rules and authorities of the game. II Timothy 2:15
  • Experiencing competitive team sports that allow student athletes to maximize their God-given abilities, cooperatively achieve team goals, and give glory to God in victory or defeat. Hebrews 12:1
  • Enjoying life by living it according to God's Word, acting responsibly and becoming confident and caring young people with character and integrity. I Timothy 4:12
  • Building life-long relationships with others, esteeming others as more important than themselves and broadening their social experiences. Philippians 2:3
  • Respecting human diversity including cultural, racial, religious and philosophical differences and choosing to resolve conflicts with courtesy and consideration for others. I John 4:7
  • Becoming respectful and productive citizens, practicing democratic rights and responsibilities and reaching out to those in need. Romans 13:1
  • 2013/14 SCHOOL VERSE
  • "For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who beleives.." Romans 1:16         
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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (3 reviews)
5.0 Stars   05/17/16
I attended K-12 at DCA and went on to double major in college and earn two Master's Degrees. I was more than prepared for the academic rigors of college and more importantly I was prepared for life! My faith, my academic accomplishments, and the life I now live I attribute to the training I received from caring teachers that invested in me during my time as a student at DCA. Go Conquerors!
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5.0 Stars   12/06/14
The Desert Christian Academy is an amazing school. They prepare their students for college and life. Its definitely a 5-star school.
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5.0 Stars   02/28/12
Best school in the desert for students Preschool through High School. I was a student 1977-1983. A parent 1994-2009. And an employee 2000-2011. No regrets!!!
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