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 for individual attention; serving the whole child; and assisting parents so their children may become lifelong followers of Christ.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationLutheran Church Missouri Synod
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1983

Student Body

Total Students689 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Shepherd Of The Desert Lutheran School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio41:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size22 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Blue/Red collared shirt and khaki shorts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,200
Tuition NotesPreschool pricing depending upon days of attendance, K-6th is $7400, 7th-8th is $8200.
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLisa Straight

Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Flag FootballSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), School Yearbook, STEM Classes, Student Council, Technology

Arts and Music Programs:
art, Spanish

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Chorus
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  • Scottsdale
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    Grades: 6-12
    3.3 miles
    6990 E. Shea Blvd, Suite 120
    Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    (480)948-2800
    3.3 6-12
    n/a
  • Scottsdale
    Grades: NS-1
    0.6 miles
    9606 E Kalil Dr
    Scottsdale, AZ 85260
    (480)451-3130
    0.6 NS-1
    n/a
  • Scottsdale
    Grades: PK-8 | 239 students
    6.7 miles
    20624 N. 76th St.
    Scottsdale, AZ 85255
    (480)502-6878
    6.7 PK-8
    239
  • Gilbert
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    Grades: 2-12 | 35 students
    17.6 miles
    875 S Cooper Rd
    Gilbert, AZ 85233
    (480)456-0942
    17.6 2-12
    35
  • Glendale
    Grades: K-12 | 125 students
    16.6 miles
    4030 W Yorkshire Dr
    Glendale, AZ 85308
    (623)582-6871
    16.6 K-12
    125

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