Thank you for visiting Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran Preschool and School!

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Shepherd of the Desert Lutheran School.  At Shepherd of the Desert, we instill three core concepts within our ministry.   We are Christ Centered within our Caring Community, while providing a Comprehensive Curriculum.  For over 20 years, SOTD has developed the spiritual, academic, social, emotional, and physical growth of our children.  We understand that there are many factors involved when choosing a school, and we hope that this will give you a snapshot of what you can expect at Shepherd of the Desert.

Shepherd of the Desert believes in the development of the whole child by providing the following:

  • Safe and Secure Campus
  • Caring and Qualified Christian Teachers
  • Small Classes with a Nurturing Environment
  • High Academic Standards with a Rigorous Curriculum
  • Exceptional Test Scores on the Nationally Standardized ITBS
  • Daily Prayer and Bible Class with Weekly Chapel Services
  • Physical Education, After-School Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
  • Phenomenal Music and Fine Arts Program
  • Family Feel with Emphasis on Community Service
  • Before and After School Care
  • Tuition Assistance and Scholarship Opportunities Available
  • Exemplary Accreditation Status through NLSA

I invite you to browse our website to gain a better understanding of who we are and what we can offer you.  I also invite you on a tour of our campus to experience Shepherd of the Desert firsthand.  Please contact the school office with any questions or to schedule a tour, and may God bless you as you search for a school for your children.   


Pastor Jon Bjorgaard