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DC is open to anyone interested in securing a Christian education, but reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices and personal qualifications including a willingness to cooperate with Desert Chapel Christian School administration and to abide by its policies.

Since attendance at Desert Chapel Christian School is a privilege not a right, all students must be convinced they want to attend Desert Chapel Christian School and agree to honestly and wholeheartedly apply themselves to our academically challenging curriculum. They also agree to display actions and attitudes that are in keeping with the Christian values adhered to by our school and our faith. We do not demand perfection but we do encourage our students to behave in such a way as to be exemplary of what our school stands for.

If you are looking to secure a Christ-centered and Biblically-directed education, then take the next step and fill out an application. We are teaching and training the Christian leaders of tomorrow and you just might be one of them!

Student registration will be determined after a complete evaluation of the recommendations, assessment and interview. Incoming Transitional Kindergarteners must be 4 years of age on or before June 1, 2024; Kindergartners must be 5 years of age on or before September 1, 2024.


Learn How To Apply


The Desert Chapel Christian Schools Admissions Team is here to guide future Eagles and their families throughout the entire process. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and for you to become a part of our tradition of excellence. 



Director of Administration and Education


Administrative Assistant


Administrative Assistant

The following steps must be completed to apply for new enrollment at DCCS:

  • Application for Enrollment:  Complete and sign.

  • Student Assessment Scheduled.  When you come for the scheduled assessment, please bring the most recent report card.

  • Three Student Recommendation Forms:  Two academic and one personal.

  • Acknowledgement:  Read and Signed by both parent and student.

  • Student Essay (grades 6-12):  Student must do a 100-150 word essay in their own handwriting on “Why I want to attend DCCS.”

Once all of the above have been completed, the school office will contact you to set up a time for an interview with the Principal.



We understand that the enrollment of our student is dependent upon the results of an academic, financial and behavioral review.

  • The Academic Review is review of the assessment test results, and for elementary students includes the most recent report card.

    • For middle school and high school students, this includes review of the most recent report card, current GPA, progress towards successful graduation, academic achievements, and the student’s personal commitment to educational advancement and learning.

  • The Behavioral Review includes personal recommendations, attendance, tardiness, disciplinary referrals, suspensions, classroom attitudes, Christian character, moral values and influences that the student has upon others.

  • The Financial Review includes ability to fulfill school fees, stewardship, and any benevolence that might be made available.

What does the DCCS application process look like?

Desert Chapel Christian School is excited to host international students beyond the coasts of the United States. We consider this a wonderful opportunity for our Desert Chapel students to learn about our cultures, while allowing international students to learn about life in an American Christian High School.

Requirements for Admissions
International admission to Desert Chapel Christian School requires an student visa (F-1 visa). In addition to the international admission application, international students must submit an iTEP SLATE score, arrange for a homestay, submit copies of a passport and bank-verified financial statement, and conduct a Skype interview with a school representative--non-agency students

Statement of Faith
Along with the admissions application, students must agree to our Statement of Faith--which may be found in the international application or by viewing our Statement of Faith webpage.

Immunization Requirements
In compliance with the California Department of Health, all students must submit immunization records signed by an administering doctor. All documents must be written or translated into English. Information regarding COVID-19 is available here.

Other Questions?  Our high school office may be contacted at +1 760-327-2772 or by emailing the Academic Coordinator at

International Students

International Application


Non-Discriminatory Admissions Policy
Desert Chapel Christian School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origins to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in its admissions policies, athletic, and other school-administered programs. Desert Chapel Christian School reserves the right to select students on the basis of academic performance, religious commitment, lifestyle choices, and personal qualifications, including a willingness to cooperate with Desert Chapel Christian School administration and to abide by its policies.

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