Our Mission and Educational Philosophy
Desert Academy is dedicated to academic and personal excellence. We provide a quality college preparatory education in a diverse school community which values individuality and character, promotes self-confidence, and fosters global understanding.
Desert Academy’s emphasis on the concurrent study of humanities, science, mathematics, physical education, and the arts provides continuity of scholarship and cultivates critical thinking skills. Through experiential learning, discussion, investigation, independent research, and writing across the curriculum, students gain competencies that will sustain a lifetime of learning. Students are encouraged to acknowledge their responsibility to themselves, their classmates, and the global community. Learning at Desert is not a means to an end, but rather a bridge to further engagement with the world at large and, as a result, a more meaningful and thoughtful life.
Desert Academy is a diverse community with a conviction that successful education develops basic human values such as respect and integrity. Our curriculum, advisory program, and school activities foster tolerance for differences in, but not limited to, gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic group and sexual orientation. We affirm that varying perspectives enrich the life of our school community and the world around us.Print This Page