Dream City Christian School

Dream City Christian School (formerly known as Joy Christian School) came under new management during the 2016-2017 school year and officially changed the school`s name in 2019 to solidify the school`s renewed vision to build Christian leaders prepared to thrive in an ever-changing world. We are a joy filled campus serving the needs of children from 6 weeks old through high school.
DCCS is a place blessed by the Lord with constant forward movement, continuing to grow in numbers as well as programs.
Our teachers are committed to serve as role models of Christ and have been called by GOD to serve in a Christian school.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Dream City Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
550 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Dream City Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
20 students
Advanced Courses
Environmental Science
Classroom Dress Code
(jeans and tshirt with school logo & polo on chapel days)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
lesa busler



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Camp

School Notes

  • We strive to be recognized as the market leader in academics, athletics, and the arts. The Core Values that Guide Our Community: 
  • LEADERSHIP. We are passionately committed to lead as Jesus led; developing, mentoring, and empowering others to reach their full potential in life.
  • EXCELLENCE. We are passionately committed to achieve the greatest levels of excellence in everything we do; being highly innovative, creative, and effective.
  • RELATIONSHIPS. We are passionately committed to build strong, healthy relationships with each other, students, families, and community.
  • INTEGRITY. We are passionately committed to carry out our mission and reach our vision with the highest level of integrity.
  • SERVICE. We are passionately committed to providing outstanding service to each other, students, families, and community.
  • FAITH. We are passionately committed to share Jesus Christ with others, through our lives and an intentional system of word and action.
Profile last updated: 03/09/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
We loved our kids to DCCS in August of 2020. We came from a public school background. Our favorite things about Dream City are 1) smaller class sizes with teachers who truly care about their students 2) elementary chapel is OUTSTANDING 3) the Fine Arts program has been such an impactful place for my kids to flourish. Overall, we feel that the Biblical worldview our kids are receiving is priceless. We are so thankful for the school staff and administration.
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This school has been so great to my son. He has done so well at this school. All of the staff make him feel right at home. During this COVID time it has been great place for him to be able to feel like a normal kid at the school and not worry about the crazy world every where else! Thank you so much Dream City! :-)
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Sending our kids here has been such a blessing. The small classes really give one on one education to them. This year particularly has been amazing with COVID. They are very concerned about safety but also allow the kids to live as normal as possible. To see the fire inside of them for Christ...it has been wonderful!
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Amazing school with a proven track record of success. Wonderful curriculum and high school program!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 550 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,600
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Glendale, AZ is $7,838 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Glendale, AZ is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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