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I’m Andrew Riebe, Admissions Director of Desert Christian Schools (DCS).  I am also proud to call DCS my high school alma mater (Class of 2009) and am happy that I have returned to serve the DCS community in this capacity! Since returning to work for our schools, I am pleased to find that this community continues to provide countless opportunities for students to grow academically, socially, and spiritually.  The staff teaches and nurtures kids from PS to 12th grade and one of the greatest highlights of being back at Desert is that it is like coming home – DCS feels like family!

Since Desert’s beginning in 1986, DCS has been committed to providing a solid spiritual and educational foundation that encourages students to make a difference and impact their world for Christ.  It is our desire to partner with families in order to help disciple students so that they can succeed.  DCS is an independent, inter-denominational, Christian covenant school that provides a rigorous traditional liberal arts education taught from a biblical worldview with the desired outcome to produce excellence.

Desert Christian Schools admits students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. DCS strives to provide a solid spiritual and educational foundation to all children from preschool through 12th grade.

The Admissions Process

Church attendance and reference forms are required of all students.

  1.  After an application is submitted, the applicant and their family will be contacted if an admissions interview is being offered. 

  2. Readiness assessments in language arts and math are required for applicants entering high school. These assessments will be completed on the high school campus once the admissions interview is complete.  

  3. All final admission decisions are made by an admissions committee. Applicants who are admissible will be contacted within 2 weeks of their admissions interview.

Located within the beautiful Tanque Verde Valley, Desert Christian Schools is proud to have two campuses (3 miles apart).

Thank you for your interest in Desert Christian Schools.  I would like to invite you to visit our campuses in order to learn all about the things that make DCS so special.  We would love to have you join our family!

For a Tour of the Pre-School Campus, please call: (520) 795-7161


For a Tour of the K-8 Campus, please call: (520) 885-4800


For a Tour of the High School Campus, please call: (520) 298-5817



Andrew Riebe M.Ed.