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Desert Adventist Academy

Private | K-8 | 100 students

Academic Excellence with Character

 

Living in Palm Desert

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $211,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,050.

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4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
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2011:
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Posted June 3, 2014

Both of my children have been attending DAA since Kindergarden and my oldest is graduating this year. I have been very pleased with this school and could not ask for a better environment for my children. The teachers and principal care about the students and go our of their way to assist them when needed. Academics are held to the highest standards along with good character.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2014

This is a great school with wonderful teachers and principal. This school is very child centered and academics are very important. There are always exciting programs for the kids and families. My daughter loves her teacher and can't wait to go to school every morning. Excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2013

This school has change too much. The previous principe has retired and the new principe looks like he is not fitting in very well, From what I have gathered it sounds like he does not trust his teachers and is more worried about enrollment then the academics. The school is still a great school, but I feel the teachers are holding the school together, if they were to leave it would be bad for the school. I feel the great reputation of the school is being destroyed by way too many changes. The current principle Is very disorganized and feels like everything is last minute . I feel the new principle was a bad choice for Desert Adventist Academy. -submitted by a parent
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Posted January 23, 2009

I absolutely love this school and I am so thankful to have found it. The teachers are fantastic. They are so good with the children and very helpful in all aspects of the childrens' development; educational, spiritual, social, etc. The small class size is very nice. The children are kind to one another. The school is expanding into another building soon and we are excited about the new gym and library. I would recommend this school to anyone and everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 54% 26%
Hispanic 32% 52%
Two or more races 8% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff French
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Music
  • Performing arts
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:15 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school: ends at 5:30 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Eugene Bartlett
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Boarding options
  • Day school
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Seventh-Day Adventist
Associations
  • GCSDAC
Fax number
  • (760) 779-0179

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Performing arts
  • Religious
  • Science
  • Service learning
  • Writing
Level of special education programming offered
  • None - the school offers no services
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • French
  • Spanish
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Community service
  • Foreign language club: French
  • Yearbook
School leaders can update this information here.

School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
More from this school
  • Excellent School. Family atmosphere. Small Class sizes. Individual Instruction. Exceptional Opportunities.
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What are your chances?


9 out of 10students were accepted for the 2013-2014 school year.


Students accepted for the 2013-2014 school year
30
Applications received for the 2013-2014 school year
35

What does it cost?

Tuition range for the 2013-2014 school year
$5000 - $5000
Vouchers accepted
No
Financial aid offered
Yes.
School-based aid

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Mesa Grande Academy
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74200 Country Club Dr
Palm Desert, CA 92260
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Phone: (760) 779-1799

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