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Why choose a Christian Education?

The Christian philosophy of education is unique in contrast to all other educational philosophies. Other philosophies of education are man centered. Christian education is centered in the person of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Word of God.

The Christian philosophy holds that God, as the Ultimate Truth, becomes real to each person–man, woman or child–when that person accepts Christ, the crucified, risen Lord, through faith (“I am the way, the truth and the life” John 14:6). In keeping with these convictions, the school administration builds, and the teacher teaches, a curriculum that is God-centered.

The entire educational program is designed to bring glory and honor to God and to encourage reverence for all of God’s creation in the heart and mind of each student. The student does not learn reverence for God through the intellectual process alone, but through accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior.

The student will then be open to guidance of the Holy Spirit in the learning of skill, knowledge, and values. Teaching does not become Christian because we teach biblical truths alone, but rather because these truths are exemplified and practiced in the curriculum, activities, and everyday lives of students and staff.

True Christian education is discovering and applying truth, seeing God revealed in truth, and recognizing that God alone is the Creator and that we are made in the image of God. The Bible is truly clear in the establishment of the family unit as the primary social structure (Deuteronomy 11:19, Deuteronomy 6:1-9, Ephesians 6:1-4).

DCCS views itself as an extension of the home; therefore, we exist to help parents meet their God-given responsibility to train their children to know and serve God.

Our Vision and Values

The students of Desert Chapel Christian School will acquire wisdom, knowledge and a Biblical worldview as evidenced by a lifestyle of character, leadership, service, stewardship, and worship. Desert Chapel will provide students with a Christ-centered, Biblically-directed education, which will encourage a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, academic excellence, Christian values, and physical and social well-being.

Expected Student Outcomes

Spiritual Growth: Desert Chapel students will:
  • Understand the Biblical basis of having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Acquire foundational knowledge of the Bible
  • Develop Biblical principles in peer, classroom, and community relationships

Intellectual Growth: Desert Chapel students will:
  • Communicate effectively using oral and written language
  • Develop logical and critical thinking skills 

Physical Growth: Desert Chapel students will:
  • Understand the need to develop and maintain physically fit bodies
  • Develop concepts that promote a healthy lifestyle 

Social Growth: Desert Chapel students will:
  • Identify appropriate behavior and develop a healthy relationship with peers and the community
  • Display growth in leadership skills through service to others