First School Of The Desert

69-440 Mccallum Way
Cathedral City, CA 92234-0922
Tel: (760)321-0090
Grades: PK - K | 91 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.
As educators we feel it is imperative to communicate the goals of First School.
Our standards are high but realistic.
Our program is designed to give your child a solid academic foundation.
In addition to the academic approach we develop your children’s social skills.
Combining our emphasis on academic and social skills leads to well-balanced results.
Your child will be academically prepared and socially adjusted to confront the challenges they will face in the elementary school years.
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 Prekindergarten - Kindergarten

Student Body

Total Students 91 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 9%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade First School Of The Desert Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 1 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 91:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Stepping Stones (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Stepping Stones (1.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is King's Schools Of The Desert (2.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cathedral City
    Stepping Stones
    Alternative School (Baptist)
    Grades: 2-12 | 57 students
    1.6 miles
    68550 Dinah Shore Dr
    Cathedral City, CA 92234
    (760)902-1374
    1.62-12
    57
  • Palm Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 194 students
    2.3 miles
    67675 Bolero Road
    Palm Springs, CA 92264
    (760)324-5464
    2.3PK-8
    194
  • Rancho Mirage
    Grades: NS-12 | 366 students
    2.8 miles
    35525 Da Vall Drive
    Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
    (760)328-0861
    2.8NS-12
    366
  • Palm Springs
    Kiddie Kollege
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 55 students
    3.2 miles
    490 S Compadre Rd
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760)327-3767
    3.2PK-KG
    55
  • Palm Springs
    Grades: PK-8 | 299 students
    3.2 miles
    455 S Compadre Rd
    Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (760)327-4919
    3.2PK-8
    299

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