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PK-8|Private
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As an Educator and School Administrator, I highly recommend Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School for their amazing teachers and staff. I have worked at several Private Schools in Scottsdale and this is by far the most caring and committed teachers and staff. Teachers are nurturing and parents are very supportive and involved. It is a Private School, so tuition is involved, but there are many organizations that can be used for tuition assistance and scholarship funds. The fact the we are a Christian School only adds to the feeling of love and and warmth. Great Principal, great teachers, great staff---the best, most respectful kids anywhere! We have a Preschool at our Shepherd of Desert Mountain View Campus, 9400 E. Mountain View, Scottsdale, 85258, and our Shea Campus, K-8 Elementary school is at 9590 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, 85260. Please check out our website at www.sotdaz.org.
May 01, 2017

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Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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It happens, and there is no anonymous tips or assembly talking about it.

Effective school leaders: Strongly disagree


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Can't keep a principal for more than 3 years


Develops character: Strongly disagree


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Students are are not Christian in actions or words, and lots of unkindness

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly disagree


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Very rude and talk down to students

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SCHOOL LEADER
As an Educator and School Administrator, I highly recommend Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School for their amazing teachers and staff. I have worked at several Private Schools in Scottsdale and this is by far the most caring and committed teachers and staff. Teachers are nurturing and parents are very supportive and involved. It is a Private School, so tuition is involved, but there are many organizations that can be used for tuition assistance and scholarship funds. The fact the we are a Christian School only adds to the feeling of love and and warmth. Great Principal, great teachers, great staff---the best, most respectful kids anywhere! We have a Preschool at our Shepherd of Desert Mountain View Campus, 9400 E. Mountain View, Scottsdale, 85258, and our Shea Campus, K-8 Elementary school is at 9590 E. Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, 85260. Please check out our website at www.sotdaz.org.
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Have 3 children at Shepherd. 1st grade, 4th and 5th grade. Wonderful atmosphere of love in a Christian environment. Our children enjoy going to school and have been academically challenged and were sucessful. Partly due to the non threatening environment that is felt in this school. I highly recommend it!



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This school is terrible and I do not recommend it, academics are terrible and the teachers are terrible, students are not prepared for high school at all!! There are not many kids in a grade at all. They are very religious and they are not afraid to say their belief. They talk disrespectfully to parents and students and it is overall a terrible school!

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree


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The skills and ability of each child seems to be considered. Differentiation is provided for students who need remediation or more challenging work.


Amount of homework: Agree


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Teachers consider the appropriateness of homework and try to find a balance between family time and homework. As in any school, there may be times when students can be overwhelmed with projects and studying; however, this is a perfect opportunity to learn good time management. High school is difficult and Shepherd teachers need to prepare these kids for this challenge.

Develops character: Strongly agree


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Amazing teachers, amazing staff. This school goes above and beyond what is typically expected. Caring and committed.

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