Tuition and Fees

Shepherd of the Desert School and Preschool is excited to present families a wonderful value for an excellent education in a Christian environment.  

There are many reasons to consider a private school education but the one we hear most often from parents is that they want to make an investment in their child's future, giving them every possible opportunity to not only succeed but thrive.

Our teachers and staff love to teach and are passionate about education.  The faculty at Shepherd of the Desert is highly qualified with many of our educators having advanced degrees.  With low student to teacher ratios in the classroom our teachers have the opportunity to spend individual time with each student.  Shepherd of the Desert students are challenged, engaged, and supported both academically and spiritually.

At Shepherd of the Desert we believe in educating the whole child.  Beyond academic success we celebrate and encourage our students' interests and God-given talents in a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports, fine arts, technology, and service projects.

The Shepherd of the Desert community is engaged in our mission… leading people to follow Jesus.  Students have the opportunity to discover who they are in Christ, develop through academic, extracurricular and social activities, and declare the love of Jesus throughout the rest of their lives.

PRESCHOOL TUITION 2018-2019 School Year

Part Time Option

We have many class options available to fit your schedule.  Our morning classes are from 8:30-11:30.  If you wish to add lunch, classes are from 8:30-12:30.  All Day classes are from 8:30-2:45.  We also offer before care starting at 7:30AM and after care until 4:30PM for an additional fee.  Tuition rates listed for preschool are monthly. 

  • MWF    AM:  $360   Lunch:  $470    All Day:  $625
  • T/TH    AM:  $275   Lunch:  $345    All Day:  $450
  • M-F      AM:  $560   Lunch:  $735    All Day:  $925

Full Flex Option

Shepherd of the Desert Preschool’s full time program allows families the flexibility to pay a single tuition fee and use the program as much or as little as needed throughout the week. The full-time preschool closes only for major holidays and a few other select days throughout the school year. This program is run on our Shea campus and tuition is fixed throughout the year

  • $11,000


  • $7,700 for K-6th Grade
  • $8,500 for 7th & 8th Grade

There are discount and support programs available to families enrolling students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

  • Multi-child discounts
  • Tax Credit Scholarship awards
    • Original
    • "Switcher"
    • Low Income Corporate

Please contact the school office to gain a better understanding of what may be available to your family. Click on the link to see a list of available tuition assistance programs.

How does our tuition rate compare with other schools? 

When determining our tuition for subsequent years, the school board wanted to compare our tuition rate with other private schools in the area to make sure that we were competitive with other schools while still providing an exceptional value.  Click here to see a comparison between our current tuition and that of other private schools in the area.