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Desert Chapel Christian School

Private | K-12 | 187 students

We are best known for outstanding student athletes.

 
 

Living in Palm Springs

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $196,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $990.

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Posted September 25, 2011

We are so happy that we chose DCCS. Our daughter was so loved throughout elementary school. She also had a great education...all teachers are willing to help out. Now she's in middle school and loving it!
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Posted November 2, 2008

The love they have for kids is amazing. You'd be fortunate to get to have your kids there! Very strong curriculum, above public schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2006

I agree, the principal is old schooling. Quick to judge. Needs to be a little softer and understanding to todays child!
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Posted October 2, 2006

My daughter attends the high school. The school is solid in its curriculum. The teachers are caring, attentive, and on top of things. Sadly, the new principal is old-school and not in tune with young people. Fortunately, the faculty counterbalances that!
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Posted May 8, 2006

K-12. My son has attended for 2 yrs. (4th & 5th) - he was having some problems in public school with behavior & academics, so we switched to Desert Chapel. After testing, they held him back a year. He is doing much better now in all areas (except math). There's a lot of 1 on 1 teaching as well as smaller classrooms. No music except guitar. Sports = yes. Science = creationism / not evolution (that's why I'm looking elsewhere)otherwise great school!
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Posted October 31, 2005

Academic standards seem to be below sate standards
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Posted January 11, 2005

a small, pleasant private school.
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Posted November 3, 2004

After attending Nellie Coffman my Daughter was in with the wrong crowd and lost, I enrolled her in Desert Chapel High School and she graduated this past July, I now have my 9 and 5 year olds in the elementary school there, If you are looking for a small class rooms, great teachers and an even greater principle, Good Christian Morals and the best education for your child look no further that Desert Chapel Christian School it has it all and even more.
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Posted June 18, 2004

This is the best school all the kids are friendly and the teachers do their job so well by teaching all the students so well !
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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 26%
Hispanic 33% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 1%
Black 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Desert Chapel Elementary/Middle School
Raymon Cree Middle School
James Workman Middle School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Vanguard University
Pepperdine University
University of Hawaii
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • CIF Baseball Academic Team Champions (2010)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
Clubs
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Rev. Fred Donaldson
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Christian
Associations
  • ACSI
Fax number
  • (760) 322-3674

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Independent Study
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Desert Chapel Elementary/Middle School
Raymon Cree Middle School
James Workman Middle School

What does it cost?

Financial aid offered
Yes.

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Vanguard University
Pepperdine University
University of Hawaii
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
College presentations or information sessions
SAT/ACT prep classes
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630 South Sunrise Way
Palm Springs, CA 92264
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Phone: (706) 327-2772

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