Desert Willow Educational Services

3953 E Paradise Falls Dr Unit 110
Tucson, AZ 85712
Tel: (520)323-0401
Grades: 10-12 | 10 students
  • Desert Willow's full time school is a small high school community designed to not exceed the ratio of one teacher per six students.
  • The purpose is to create a physically and emotionally safe environment focusing on student success, both in school as well as after graduation.
  • Each student's curriculum is developed on an individualized basis, considering their academic history as well as their goals for the future.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia, LD, Asperger
Year Founded 1998

Student Body

Total Students 10 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Desert Willow Educational Services Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size 4 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

School Notes

  • The school at Desert Willow provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for learners. Students who have learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, Aspergers, or who are under-achievers can receive a high-quality education that focuses on their learning strengths. Desert Willow's curriculum focuses on the development of skills in reading, writing, math, and learning strategies as outlined in the Arizona State Standards. Accommodations and modifications are provided for those students who require them. This includes anything from individualized course instruction to advanced-placement classes. As a part of their schedule, students participate in computer-skills classes, art projects, and weekly field trips with an emphasis on outdoor education and culture. The acquisition of academic skills is obtained by providing small group instruction ? 1:6 ratio of teachers to students. Subjects are taught with an emphasis on the use of Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences so that students can experience learning through the use of their strengths. In order to instill a sense of belonging, students learn how to become a valued and respected member of their school community. Social skills development is emphasized as an integrated part of the school day. Part of the social development curriculum is taken from the "Tribes" program. Through this program, students learn to live and work cooperatively. Group exercises focus on developing a sense of respect and compassion for one's self and others as well as an appreciation of individual differences.

Profile last updated: 06/05/2016

Show me:
People Also ViewedPeople Also Viewed Nearby SchoolsNearby Schools
All Schools Elementary Schools Preschools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson
    Old Spanish Trail School
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K
    8.1 miles
    9395 E Old Spanish Trail
    Tucson, AZ 85710
    (520)885-8531
    8.1PK-K
    n/a

School Reviews

Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
February 23, 2017
You probably have several reasons why you think a specific school might be a good fit for your needs and requirements. Have you considered all fifteen of these reasons?
February 11, 2017
Let's think about the employment process from the point of view of your making me want to hire you. Here are some points to ponder.
February 10, 2017
It is easy to fall into the trap of not keeping your skill-set current. There's no time and no need anyway. We look at why you need to keep things current and offer some suggestions as to how to proceed.
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Tucson, AZ is $6,734 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tucson, AZ is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).