Desert Willow Educational Services

Desert Willow's full time school is a small high school community designed to not exceed the ratio of one teacher per six students.
The purpose is to create a physically and emotionally safe environment focusing on student success, both in school as well as after graduation.
Each student's curriculum is developed on an individualized basis, considering their academic history as well as their goals for the future.

Quick Stats (2024)

Top Rankings

Desert Willow Educational Services ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 10-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
ADHD, Anxiety, Dyslexia, LD, Asperger
Year Founded
1998
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
10 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
10%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Desert Willow Educational Services Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
99%
Average Class Size
4 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • The school at Desert Willow provides a physically and emotionally safe environment for learners. Students who have learning disabilities, ADHD/ADD, Aspergers, or who are under-achievers can receive a high-quality education that focuses on their learning strengths. Desert Willow's curriculum focuses on the development of skills in reading, writing, math, and learning strategies as outlined in the Arizona State Standards. Accommodations and modifications are provided for those students who require them. This includes anything from individualized course instruction to advanced-placement classes. As a part of their schedule, students participate in computer-skills classes, art projects, and weekly field trips with an emphasis on outdoor education and culture. The acquisition of academic skills is obtained by providing small group instruction 1:6 ratio of teachers to students. Subjects are taught with an emphasis on the use of Howard Gardner's concept of multiple intelligences so that students can experience learning through the use of their strengths. In order to instill a sense of belonging, students learn how to become a valued and respected member of their school community. Social skills development is emphasized as an integrated part of the school day. Part of the social development curriculum is taken from the "Tribes" program. Through this program, students learn to live and work cooperatively. Group exercises focus on developing a sense of respect and compassion for one's self and others as well as an appreciation of individual differences.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Desert Willow Educational Services's ranking?
Desert Willow Educational Services ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Desert Willow Educational Services?
The application deadline for Desert Willow Educational Services is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Desert Willow Educational Services located?
Desert Willow Educational Services is located in the Rillito neighborhood of Tucson, AZ.

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The average private school tuition in Tucson, AZ is $9,127 for elementary schools and $13,013 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Tucson, AZ is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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