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 (2022)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded
1983
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
120 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 39%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% 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.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
  • Students: 120 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,800
  • Acceptance rate: 95%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Scottsdale, AZ is $11,958 for elementary schools and $13,358 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Scottsdale, AZ is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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