Desert Christian Academy is a great place for children to grow and mature into young adults. It is our goal in admissions to make sure each student that attends our school is on the best track for success. We have an extensive and yet simple admissions process designed to attain this goal. Whether a student is coming from another college prep school, public school, or is beginning his or her education for the first time we will help find the best place for each student to start.
At Desert Christian Academy we have set very high academic standards with over 95% of our graduates moving on to four year universities. Our heart is that anyone who has a desire to attend Desert Christian Academy will be able to do so regardless of social, economic or educational background.
We thank you for your interest in our school and look forward to being in touch. If you have any questions not answered throughout these pages please do not hesitate to contact me.
For a campus visit please contact Tyler Jacobus at TJacobus@desertchristianacademy.org
Tuition varies by grade level as follows:
|Preschool/Pre-K (5 half days)||$6,200/year|
|Preschool/Pre-K (5 full days)||$8,100/year|
Multiple student discounts are available. Please contact our Tuition Director, Rose Studer, for more information regarding tuition.
“We chose Desert Christian Academy for our children because the academics are top in the valley. Our children have excelled because the parent, teacher and administration relationships are the strongest we’ve ever seen.”
– Michael Landes, Parent
How do I apply to Desert Christian Academy?
The admissions process begins when you submit an application for admission. You can apply by completing the application by clicking here.
How much does it cost to apply to Desert Christian Academy?
There is a non-refundable $75 application fee and $300 enrollment fee due when the application is submitted. Enrollment fees may be refunded on a case by case basis.
What is the curriculum like at Desert Christian Academy?
Desert Christian Academy offers a demanding academic program taught through the lens of Biblical truth. Bible instruction is an integral part of our curriculum. Students are also challenged in the areas of language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, art, music, computers, and Spanish. A combination of excellent teachers, strong academics, a variety of instruction techniques, and a Christian foundation for all that we do has yielded an elementary school that scored in the top 18% of students on our National Standardized Test and a secondary school that boasts a 96% college acceptance rate.
What is the average class size at Desert Christian Academy?
Our school board allows for a maximum of 25 students in a classroom; however, most classes will be 15-20 students and some of our honors/AP classes average 6-12 students. The small class sizes allow teachers to maximize teaching time and provide students with the individualized attention they need.
Does Desert Christian Academy have tuition assistance?
Yes! Desert Christian Academy awarded in excess of $900,000 in tuition assistance last year in the form of multi-child discounts, pastoral discounts, need based financial aid, and Faculty/Staff discounts. Financial aid awards are applied towards tuition and cannot be used for registration or application fees.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Financial aid applications are a separate process from admissions, but both applications can be filled out simultaneously. Financial aid applications can be found by following the important links section of this website. Financial aid applications can not be processed without an admissions application being submitted.