Desert Christian Schools

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  • Since Desert Christian Schools (DCS) beginning in 1986, DCS has been committed to providing a solid spiritual and educational foundation for every student.
  • DCS is an international 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: 1.  Pursue excellence in Christian education2.
  • Foster Christ-Centered relationships3.  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.
  • DCS strives to provide a solid spiritual and educational foundation to all children from preschool through 12th grade.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationChristian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedSpecial Ed Services
Year Founded1986

Student Body

Total Students441 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by GradeDesert Christian Schools Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Number of AP Courses6 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(K-8 Uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesVaries depending on grade. Please visit our Tuition Webpage:
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorAndrew Riebe
Admissions AssociatePam Leslie


Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WeightliftingBaseballBasketball,
Flag FootballGolf,
Intramural Sports OnlySoccer,
TennisTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
High School Dance Club, High School Scuba Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama, Music

School Notes

  • 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 educationFoster Christ-Centered relationshipsEndeavor to meet the unique learning needs of every studentStudents 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)
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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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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