Thunderbird Christian Elementary School

Thunderbird Christian Elementary is an Adventist educational institution that is committed to excellence in all we do.
We encourage our students to be motivated thinkers and lifelong learners with a Biblical world view.
It is vital that we meet the students where they are and encourage them to reach their potential.
We strive to provide a well-rounded education including hands on experiential learning through STEM activities and enrichment programs.
We strive to show our students how to be like Christ by using their knowledge and talents to serve others.
-Affordable Christian Education -Small Class Sizes -Daily Worship & Bible Classes -Before & After School Care -Music Classes -P.E. Class -After School Athletic Programs -Educational Field TripsScholarship Opportunities Please see website for more information.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,900
  • Average class size: 25 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
104 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Thunderbird Christian Elementary School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
25 students
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki/Navy with Polo Shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Bell Choir, Chime Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Flag Football, Running, Soccer, Soft/Baseball, Swimming

School Notes

  • Thunderbird Christian Elementary offers an exceptional music and physical education program as it takes advantage of Thunderbird Adventist Academy facilities and staff. Students love having a swimming pool for PE classes and a swim meet. It is the purpose of Thunderbird Christian Elementary to teach the student to develop a personal relationship with Christ, to love and respect God above all others, to show kindness and understanding to his fellow man, to be interdependent with others, yet, be an independent thinker. Thunderbird Christian Elementary is committed to providing a learning climate so stimulating that the students will desire to attend school. A proper balance on the development of the physical, mental, social, and spiritual growth of each student is emphasized. It is only as this fourfold education is accomplished that youth can grow to better serve their country, community, church, and God. TCE is fully accredited with the National Council for Private Schools. Students consistently score high on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Achievement Tests, but more importantly, they are nurtured and taught to love Jesus and respect themselves and others.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Thunderbird Christian Elementary School cost?
Thunderbird Christian Elementary School's tuition is approximately $8,900 for private students.
When is the application deadline for Thunderbird Christian Elementary School?
The application deadline for Thunderbird Christian Elementary School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Thunderbird Christian Elementary School located?
Thunderbird Christian Elementary School is located in the North Scottsdale neighborhood of Scottsdale, AZ. There are 6 other private schools located in North Scottsdale.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 104 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,900
  • Average class size: 25 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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