Desert Christian Schools

7525 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85710
Tel: (520)901-5499
Grades: NS-12 | 347 students
Call (520) 901-5499 for information.
Call (520) 901-5499 for information.
An accredited school, Desert Christian Schools is an independent, interdenominational, covenant Christian School system.  Founded in 1986, DCS offers a rigorous liberal arts education to students from Pre-School through Twelfth grade.  Staffed by certified teachers, we invite you to join us in our mission of discipling children to make a difference in our world. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Special Ed Services
Year Founded 1986

Student Body

Total Students 347 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Desert Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 37 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Varies depending on grade. Please contact for more information.
Admissions Director Mrs. Linda Self


Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama, Music, Language Drama, Music, Language,

School Notes:

  • Desert Christian partners with Christian families to produce academic excellence within a caring, Christ-centered community.  We offer a Biblically Integrated Curriculum,
  • Outstanding Acadmics, Certified Teachers, ACSI Accredited School, and Small Class Sizes.

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Learning Lab (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Learning Lab (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Desert Trail KinderCare (1.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Tucson
    Grades: 7-12 | 10 students
    0.9 miles
    1670 N Kolb Rd # 148
    Tucson, AZ 85715
  • Tucson
    Grades: K-10 | 139 students
    1.5 miles
    8725 E Speedway Blvd
    Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Tucson
    Desert Trail KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 40 students
    1.5 miles
    8425 E. Old Spanish Trail
    Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Tucson
    Grades: K-6 | 108 students
    1.6 miles
    7801 E Kenyon Drive
    Tucson, AZ 85710
  • Tucson
    Grades: K-8 | 351 students
    1.6 miles
    602 N Wilmot Rd
    Tucson, AZ 85711

School Reviews

Desert Christian is an exceptional school. I am thankful that my children have such caring teachers who are godly role models. My older children have all received academic scholarships and were well-prepared for college and life beyond. Can''t say enough about how great it is at DCS.
- Posted by Parent, 10/06/12

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