Desert Chapel Christian

630 S Sunrise Way,
Palm Springs, CA, 92264-0922
Tel: (760)327-2772
Grades: K - 12 | 252 students
History - Desert Chapel Christian School, an ongoing ministry of Desert Chapel, was first established as an elementary school in January of 1980.
The school continued to expand with the addition of a middle school in 1990 and a high school in 1999.
Since those humble beginnings, Desert Chapel Christian School has become well known in our community for its accomplishments.
With a reputation for excellence in academics, athletics and most recently the fine arts (art/drama), our campus continues to provide the best educational opportunities in a Christ-centered atmosphere. College Preparatory To insure that our school is continuing to forge ahead with our educational and academic commitments we are accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and our classes are all approved and accepted by the University of California (UC) system. Mission Desert Chapel Christian School endeavors to provide students with a Christ-centered, biblically infused education.
Our dedicated staff encourages our students to seek a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, assimilate Christian values, pursue academic success, develop healthy relationships and become an asset to the community in which they live.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Other school association(s)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Christian (no specific denomination)
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 252 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 23%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 15 students
Average SAT score 460
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(polo shirt, khaki pants and shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $5,000
Tuition Notes Tuition varies between Elementary, Middle and High School
% on Financial Aid 10%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200
Acceptance Rate 90%
National avg.: 85%

Sports

Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCheeringFootballSoftballVolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringFootball,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. ASB, Drama Team, Yearbook ASB, Drama Team, Yearbook, 

School Notes:

  • At Desert Chapel Christian School we expect our students to grow and develop spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially.
  • Spiritually - our students acquire foundational knowledge of the Bible and are invited to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Intellectually - they develop logical and critical thinking skills and learn to communicate effectively using oral and written language.
  • Physically - students develop and understand the basis for maintaining physically fit bodies and living a healthy lifestyle.
  • Socially - they are encouraged to display a healthy relationship with peers, family, school and the community they live.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Calvary Christian School (3.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Theresa Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Theresa Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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School Reviews

  • Recommended May 20, 2013 - DCCS has been home to my three kids since kindergarten. The oldest graduated with honors last year and is currently attending Concordia University. She has mentioned more than one occasion how thankful she is for the education received at DC. She is one of the only students who was prepared for the rigorous writing requirements in school - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended March 07, 2013 - Desert Chapel has wonderful a wonderful true caring pastor who is eager to help your student in all areas of his/her life. This is what we need in a "true and honest" qualified Christian school today. They seem to help you with any problem and not turn you away. Highly recommended to all paretns to enroll their students here! - Posted by Parent

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