Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School

At Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School, our mission is to serve children and their families by offering a Christian school alternative for parents and children; providing a safe, caring learning environment with low student to teacher ratios to optimize individual attention; serving the whole child; and assisting parents so their children may develop a lifetime love for learning.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
215 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
dress for active play and hands-on learning

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool pricing depending upon days of attendance
Summer Program Cost
$120
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer program is part-time and $120/week
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Debbie Osman
Admissions Associate
Monica Weller

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Recreational Athletic Programs:
JumpBunch

School Notes

  • At Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School, our mission is to serve children and their families by offering a Christian school alternative for parents and children; providing a safe, caring learning environment with low student to teacher ratios for individual attention; serving the whole child; and assisting parents so their children may become lifelong followers of Christ.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School cost?
Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School's tuition is approximately $9,800 for private students and $120 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School?
The acceptance rate of Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School is 95%, which is higher than the national average of 88%.
Does Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School offer a summer program?
Yes, Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What is Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School's ranking?
Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School?
The application deadline for Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Enrollment: 215 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Scottsdale, AZ is $16,350 for elementary schools and $17,075 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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