OUR STORY

  • Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church’s philosophy is based upon discovering the love of God, developing as children in Christ’s love, and declaring the promise of eternal salvation through our Savior, Jesus Christ.  Shepherd of the Desert Church has always valued personal growth and the sharing of Christ’s love through a relationship based approach.  Thus in 1983, Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Church established its school to meet the needs of children age three and four.  Sessions for children age two were added in 1989, and in 1994, the school expanded to include kindergarten.  A gradual expansion into the elementary grades was begun in 1999 with the addition of grades one through three.  In June 2001, the members of the congregation approved continued expansion of the school through grade eight. In June 2006, Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School held its first graduation ceremony.
  • Shepherd of the Desert Church, Preschool, and School are members of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod (LCMS) that operates the largest Protestant school system in the United States.  The LCMS operates several thousand early childhood centers, over one thousand elementary schools, about one hundred high schools, ten universities and two seminaries.  Our Mission is to assist families in the education of their children by providing a Christ-centered, quality education for the child’s mind, body, and soul, in order that they become lifelong followers of Christ.
  • At Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Preschool and School, children learn more than academics. Students and families learn the joy of being part of a community of believers who share the love of God with others.  Teachers and school administration share the good news of Jesus Christ in a variety ways: academic classes, fine arts and technology programs, extra-curricular opportunities, worship experiences, and loving and positive relationships.