Dear Families,

Thank you for your interest in learning more about Shepherd of the Desert!  Research shows that participation in a high quality early childhood program is a huge indicator of future success, and we take this research very seriously as is evident in all that we do at SOTD.

Our school serves families with children from age 2 through 8th grade and provides an outstanding educational experience in a Christ-centered, caring community with a comprehensive, creative curriculum.  Our goal is to inspire students to become life-long learners both spiritually and academically!

In our 35th year of exemplary education, Shepherd of the Desert has touched thousands of families and provided a safe and loving environment for little ones in a developmentally appropriate setting. Our staff is highly motivated and provides a well-rounded, hands-on early childhood program with an emphasis in social and emotional growth as well as literacy, math, science and the arts.  Every day a student enters our facility, he or she grows spiritually, socially, independently and academically.  

I would personally love to share with you all of the great things that are happening here at Shepherd of the Desert and welcome you into our family!  Please feel free to contact the preschool office at (480) 860-0488 to arrange a tour of our campus or allow us to answer any questions that you may have about our program.  


Debbie Osman


Always Age-Appropriate
Bring the Bible to Life
Community that Cares!
1 Awesome Family
2 Fantastic Teachers in Each Classroom
3 Great Years of Learning

This is the fifth consecutive year that we have had a child enrolled in the preschool at Shepherd of the
Desert. We have had nothing but positive experiences during these five years. Our children have grown
in spiritual and educational strength. Shepherd of the Desert is a phenominal preschool for little children
to feel comfortable, safe and loved in an environment away from their home life.
— Parent of three year old

Best preschool in Phoenix metro! The staff is amazing and has helped my child grow spiritually (most important) and academically.
— Parent of a four year old