Desert Christian Schools (Arizona)

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Desert Christian Schools
7525 E Speedway Blvd
Tucson, Arizona 85710
United States
School type Private Christian High school
Motto "Discipling young people to make a difference in their world"
Established 1986
Principal Jon R. Self (high school)
Ron Smith (K-8)
Headmaster John O'Hair
Grades K-12
Enrollment 169 high school students (October 1, 2012),[1] 482 total
Color(s) Royal blue, black, and white
Mascot Eagles
Rivals The Gregory School, Pusch Ridge Christian Academy, Blue Ridge High School
Accreditation Association of Christian Schools International

Desert Christian Schools is a private Christian school system in Tucson, Arizona. Offering grades K-12, it operates elementary, middle and high schools.


The high school was founded in 1986 in rented space at Christ Community Church, with 23 9th- and 10th-grade students and seven faculty members. It moved to the El Camino Baptist Church campus on East Speedway Boulevard in 1991 as its enrollment approached 100. It was expanded with a middle school in 2000 and elementary school in 2004. The high school and middle school moved from the El Camino campus to a location nearby, also on Speedway Boulevard, in 2001. In 2011, the elementary and middle schools moved to a purpose-built location on Wrightstown Road.


  1. ^ AIA 2012 enrollment figures Archived October 21, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.