Beliefs and Missions

The Mission of Desert Christian Schools is to pursue excellence in Christian education, foster Christ-centered relationships, and endeavor to meet the unique learning needs of every student.

Core Values

Truth - because God is a God of Truth (John 14:6)

Goodness - because God is Good (Psalm 25:8)

Sacrificial Relationships - because God is Love (Romans 5:8)

Obedience - because God is Lord (Luke 6:26)

Beauty and Excellence - because God is Beautiful and does all things well (Psalm 50:2; Mark 7:37)

People - because God created man in His image (Genesis 1:27)



Desert Christian Schools recognizes Jesus Christ as the author, revealer, and sustainer of reality. There is nothing over which Christ is not Lord! Therefore, we believe that there is a distinct way of observing and understanding all things truly, from a Christian (biblical) world view.

“In [Christ] are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3


Desert Christian Schools is an independent, parent-sponsored school system in which parents are free to exercise authority over, and responsibility for, their children’s education without interference. Teachers are free to teach truth as truth. Students are free to pursue truth, wisdom, and knowledge openly and without relativistic distortion.

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” Colossians 2:8


Desert Christian Schools serves the public good by producing students who are citizens living, working, and acting in the public realm. We aim to help students grow in their responsibilities and duties as citizens to become a source of leadership and service to their neighborhoods, communities, and nation.

Our Purpose

It is the purpose of Desert Christian Schools to:

Provide and maintain an independent, inter-denominational, parent-sponsored and board directed Christian school system on the east side of Tucson.

Aid parents in their God-given responsibility to train their children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4; Deuteronomy 6:4-6).

Offer a rigorous traditional liberal arts education, which emphasizes the Lordship of Christ in the totality of life; values truth, goodness, and beauty as embodied in the western Judeo-Christian heritage; teaches the skills of thinking, communicating, and relating (Colossians 3:23; 1 Corinthians 10:26; Acts 7:22).

Promote a personal trust in Jesus Christ for the ultimate purpose of glorifying God through a life of service and obedience (Psalm 3:5,6; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Mark 10:43-45).

As humans, we cannot guarantee a person’s salvation. We can however provide an environment which promotes Christ.

It is our desire that our students will:

Have a personal trust in Jesus Christ for the ultimate purpose of glorifying God through a life of service and obedience (Psalm 3:5,6 , I Corinthians 10:31, Mark 10:43-45).

Critically evaluate their faith in Jesus Christ and have made it their own. (Romans 12:1-2, II Corinthians 13:5)

Have a biblical view of who God is and how he deals with mankind. (Proverbs 9:10)