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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 145 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
145 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Desert Chapel Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus, AP English Lit & Comp, AP Environmental Science, AP Psychology, AP World History
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
(polo shirt, khaki pants and shorts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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


Total Sports Offered
8 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
ASB, Drama Club, Petite Praisers/Choir, 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.
Profile last updated: 09/08/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
Both of my boys have attended DC since Kinder. It has been a fantastic foundation for them both academically and spiritually. This school truly does have staff that loves and cares for all the kids. Solid group of teachers. Sports programs are great and everyone gets an opportunity to play. I wouldn't change any of it.
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My daughter has attended DCCS since Kindergarten, with one break at first grade, and is going to Middle School next year. We love the school, teachers, administration, pastors and other families here. Our daughter has recieved the education we always wanted to give her. With the love and support of the staff and God's blessings given to our family we are so grateful for the opportunity to have our daughter attend DCCS. Thank you to all!
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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
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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!
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 145 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $6,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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