A need, a dream, and a vision; these three intangibles sparked a decision to invest in the future of Coachella Valley’s youth.

  1. The need was simple: To provide an education infused with a Christian world view.
  2. The dream: To open a Christian school in the Coachella Valley .
  3. The vision: To become a preschool through twelfth grade school preparing students for college with the excellence that parents desire and God requires.

David Fulton and his wife Julie, both natives of the Coachella Valley and former public school teachers, saw the need, had the dream and invited others to invest in their vision.

In 1977 they acted upon it, leasing three small classrooms in the education wing of a local church. So Desert Christian Academy came into being.

Since 1977, Desert Christian Academy has grown from 42 students in grades 5 through 10, to over 500 students in grades preschool through 12. Desert Christian Academy graduated its first senior class in June of 1980, and since then, has placed over 500 graduates in some of our nation’s finest academies and universities.