Shepherd Of The Desert Preschool

  • 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.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
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 Nursery/Preschool-Prekindergarten
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$120
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer program is part-time and $120/week
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students120 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
2%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size15 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(dress for active play and hands-on learning)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$9,800
Tuition NotesPreschool pricing depending upon days of attendance
Acceptance Rate
95%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorDebbie Osman
Admissions AssociateMonica 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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