Desert Chapel Christian School

630 South Sunrise Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264
(706) 327-2772

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-12 187 students 14 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

About this school

Desert Chapel Christian School is a private high school in Palm Springs. The principal of Desert Chapel Christian School is Rev. Fred Donaldson, who can be contacted at 187 students go to Desert Chapel Christian School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Desert Chapel Christian School is 14:1. Ramon Alternative Center is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 6% %
White, non-Hispanic 50% %
Hispanic 33% %
Black, non-Hispanic 3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% %
Multiracial 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This is the best school that I have ever seen. My son is doing so great there. We love DC!

  • (4 years ago)

    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!

  • (7 years ago)

    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

  • (9 years ago)

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

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

  • (9 years ago)

    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!

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic standards seem to be below sate standards

  • (10 years ago)

    a small pleasant private school.

  • (11 years ago)

    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.

  • (11 years ago)

    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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