On September 4th, Desert Academy moved into its new home, a 26-acre campus on Old Santa Fe Trail, opening with a recording-breaking enrollment of 176 students. Headmaster Terry Passalacqua cited the generosity of the many donors to the school’s capital campaign and the growth in enrollment as the driving factors in the move’s success. “Unlike many schools locally and around the country, we’ve been fortunate to see increasing interest from parents and students. Our new campus, combined with our ability to offer the highly prestigious International Baccalaureate Program in all our grades, sets the stage for an incredibly bright future.”
The finishing touches are now being put on the new 14 classroom academic wing, as well as the remodeling of the existing main building and of a module to house classes in the visual and performing arts. Prospective students will have the opportunity to visit the school and meet faculty members at the upcoming admissions open houses, scheduled for Thursday, October 18 and Saturday, October 20. For open house information, contact Isabelle Thiebaut, Director of Admissions, at 992-8284, ext. 14.