First School Of The Desert-La Quinta

Tel: (760)799-2999
Grades: NS-PK | 149 students
First School provides a successful and well established approach to preschool education.
At First School your child will experience an intimate learning atmosphere unparalleled by any other desert preschool program.
First School provides a perfect balance of academic and social instruction.
At First School you will find we value quality personnel.
First School of the Desert strives to promote the advancement of young children through an unwavering dedication to the welfare and education of preschool students.
Our mission success is achieved by creating a learning environment of fun and happiness.
We devotedly endeavor to advance the development of young children through a concerted effort of professional teamwork.

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 149 students
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 12 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Dance, Gymnastics Dance, Gymnastics,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Desert Christian Academy (2.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Palm Desert Learning Tree (1.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Tot Stop Preschool (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Palm Desert
    Grades: K-4 | 103 students
    1.4 miles
    42675 Washington St
    Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Palm Desert
    Tot Stop Preschool
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 91 students
    1.5 miles
    77970 Delaware Pl
    Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Bermuda Dunes
    Grades: PK-K | 187 students
    1.6 miles
    42115 Yucca Ln
    Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203
  • Palm Desert
    Grades: K-5 | 37 students
    1.7 miles
    43250 Warner Trl
    Palm Desert, CA 92211
  • Indio
    Grades: NS-12 | 437 students
    2.3 miles
    40700 Yucca Lane
    Indio, CA 92203

School Reviews

I live in La Quinta and have been looking for a good preschool for my daughter. I saw First School online and after reading some of these reviews, I just had to give it a shot. BEST decision I ever made! My daughter has a blast here, and I get some peace of mind (she''s 3!). Definitely recommend them!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15

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