Desert Christian Schools

Since Desert Christian Schools (DCS) beginning in 1986, DCS has been committed to providing a solid spiritual and educational foundation for every student.
Desert Christian Schools has two beautiful campuses. Our High School Campus (85710) is located at 7525 E. Speedway Blvd. 85710. Our Wrightstown Campus (P.S. - 8th Grade) is located at 9415 E. Wrightstown Rd. 85715.
At DCS, it is our mission to 1. Pursue excellence in Christian education. 2.Foster Christ-Centered relationships. 3. Endeavor to meet the unique learning needs of every student Desert Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school.
Please be sure to complete the Desert Christian Schools Inquiry Form, as well. The completion of the DCS Inquiry Form will allow our Admissions Office to contact you regarding our upcoming admissions events, campus tours, online application, and admissions process, as well as answer any additional questions that you may have.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 402 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,675
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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Desert Christian Schools places among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Special Ed Services
Year Founded
1986

Student Body

Total Students
402 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Desert Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
6 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(K-8 Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Varies depending on grade. Please visit our Tuition Webpage: https://www.desertchristian.org/admissions/tuition-financialaid
% on Financial Aid
75%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$3,000
Acceptance Rate
98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Andrew Riebe

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
High School Scuba Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Music

School Notes

  • DCS is an internationally recognized accredited, independent, inter-denominational, Christian covenant school that provides a rigorous traditional liberal arts education taught from a biblical worldview.
 
  • In partnership with Christian families, DCS is committed to providing an educational experience, centered on the foundation of a Biblical Christian Worldview. At DCS, it is our mission to Pursue excellence in Christian education foster Christ-Centered relationships Endeavor to meet the unique learning needs of every student
 
  • Students are considered for admission to Desert Christian Schools once they have completed the entire DCS Admissions process. Prospective students must complete the (1) DCS Inquiry Form, (2) Application, and (3) Interview process, prior to their application being reviewed by the Admissions Committee.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
All three of my kids attended and graduated from DCS. They excelled academically, participated in sports and theater arts, and were taught by godly staff throughout their years. Each went on to private universities with plenty of academic scholarships making these years financially bearable, especially since they were all in college at the same time (Fr, Jr. Sr). If I had to do it all over again, I'd make the same decision! #Godsgotthis.
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5  
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.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 402 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,675
  • Acceptance rate: 98%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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