Vibrant staff, positive attitudes and good curriculum makes this the school of my choice!!! Don't go anywhere else but here.
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Posted by a parent on 09/08/13
Desert Christian is a great school! I went here from third grade all the way through high school. The teachers are hard workers and know how to teach and be kind at the same time, I am truly grateful for all that Desert Christian taught me!
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Posted by a other on 06/15/13
We started our oldest at the middle school, thinking we'd move him to public school in 9th grade. 3 weeks into 6th grade, he asked, "I can go here through high school right?" He finished high school in 2011 and is now finishing up a freshman year in college where he's already been recognized as a leader
... Read more and model student. We credit Desert Christian with giving him wonderful opportunities to be a leader in sports, music, and academics. Yes he would have succeeded in a public school but those opportunities to lead would have been much fewer. It's those skills that will best prepare him to be a leader in his church, career, and community. The relationships he's built with his teachers have helped mature him and work comfortably with adults in college. Desert Christian has so many opportunities for involvement that colleges look for. I couldn't recommend it enough. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/04/12
Desert Christian is the best school in the A.V. My children have been going here since pre-school, we tried something different for one year and learned our lesson, in that... there is just NO comparison to DCS! The teachers are very compassionate & kind in a very Christ-like way. Their motto this year
... Read more is "Respect" & that goes both ways, but most of all it is Bible-centered teaching. A+ for Desert Christian! Read less
Posted by a parent on 02/15/12
I absolutely love Desert Christian in Lancaster, CA. The teachers are loving and genuine to each and every student and family that attends this school. Yes they do test students to make sure they are ready for kindergarten but this prepares students educationally and socially for their school experience.
... Read more There are fundraisers but this helps the school to remain the most affordable private school in the Antelope Valley. The lunchroom staff and qualify of food is the best that I have ever seen in any school, public or private. I am so blessed to be able to have my child at this school. They have a great program where you can work at the school and pay down some of your tuition. What an awesome opportunity this is for struggling families that want to provide the very best for their kids. This school is building great Christian leaders and has been able to offer fine arts and many other programs that public schools have no budget for. Class sizes are approximately 30 to a class with many classes being in the 20s. In addition the elementary classes have teachers aides to allow teachers to teach and not spend their time making copies or tying shoes. Great, great school!!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/27/12
What a blessing this school has been to my family. I love the way the teachers genuinely love and care about my children. It has been a sacrifice for us to have our children enrolled in a private school, but well worth it! There is no perfect school out there, but DCS has proven to be the best Christian
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Posted by a parent on 11/16/11
To be blunt, it feels like a hustle while hiding behind Christ. How can a child be in your preschool for 3 years and not be ready for your kindergarten curriculum? When it s time for Kindergarten, they ll recommend Jr. Kinder stating, your child isn t socially ready .I placed my child in Kinder anyhow.He
... Read more received high marks all year. In 1st grade the teacher was clearly overwhelmed w/ a class size of 35-40.Voicing my concern this year about my child being placed in a class w/ a teacher who was unacceptable bordering incompetent and given our history/participation at the school we were optimistic that our concerns would be heard.They were not. The discipline is absent, the kids discuss unseemly things, there s an atmosphere of exclusion, and if tuition, almost $5 daily for lunch and paying for every extracurricular activity weren t enough, you MUST participate in the frequent fundraisers, all while your child receives a questionable opportunity.When paying for private education you expect the best and unfortunately DCS falls short,missing the mark and is completely oblivious.Our family won t be returning to DCS and I urge you to look long and hard before settling here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/22/11
Love this school!!! We have had our kids at this school since 1998. We had to put them in public school for a few years due to a financial issue and hated every minute of it. We love the God centered education, loving teachers, and safe environment. My kids have always received a high quality education.
... Read more In fact my oldest just graduated and received two scholarships to the University of Hawaii. I can't thank the teachers and staff enough for everything they do. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/11/11
Worst School Ever!!! That staff is nice to your face, but sit in the office like I did to get my daughter early and you can hear Principle talking badly and laughing about the parents, there was also a child there when she was speaking this way. Then the class size is 35 students at $400 a child ($14,000
... Read more per month) they won't hire anymore teachers and parents complaints go unheard. The schooling is not far from public I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. I'm looking for a new school this summer for my daughter I'm not going to pay to be treated to this way. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/14/11
My daughter attended DC for 5 years: two years in preschool, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd. I think it's a wonderful school and a warm loving environment, at least in the younger grades, which was important to me. Because of money issues we had to move her to public schools, so I think I'm not biased in
... Read more saying that those 5 years at Desert Christian are the reason she became such a good student. What seems horribly repetitive in math in fact has made her top notch in her math facts. She reads everything and excels in all areas of English. I think the way they teach writing, the Denilion method , is the best. I love it and use it myself. Not all Christian schools are created equal! If your kids are starting school, this is the Christian school to go to. Thank You DC, from the White family. Read less
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Lancaster schools — Desert Christian Schools is located at 44662 15th St W, Lancaster CA 93534. 44662 15th St W is in the 93534 ZIP code in Lancaster, CA Desert Christian Schools is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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