Searching for a Christian school in Tucson for your child or teen? You've come to the right place! We've put together a comprehensive guide to assist you in finding a school that is the right fit for your family.
There are around twenty Christian schools in the Tucson metro area for you to choose from.
Like all private schools, Christian schools will each have unique admissions criteria. The admissions process will likely include academic assessments, student/parent interviews, and/or home visits. Private schools have the right to reject admission to students who they do not think are a strong fit for their school.
Desert Christian Schools is a Preschool - 12th-grade covenant Christain school serving Tucson's east side. With a Bible-centric curriculum, rigorous academics, a large variety of co and extracurricular activities, and intentional and dedicated teachers, students leave Desert Christian Schools ready to make a difference in their world anywhere they are called!
Each Christian school will vary on this subject. Many schools will require that you read and sign a statement of faith, acknowledging your commitment to Christ and to the Word of God. Other schools may be more "missional" in focus, meaning that they enroll students and families who are "interested in" or "exploring" Christianity. You can expect, however, that all Christian schools will actively teach Biblical principles in the curriculum (Bible memory, courses on the Old and New Testament, etc) and through various required school events (chapel, retreats, etc).
No. Unlike public and charter schools, private schools are not funded or operated by the government. Thus, Christian schools are tuition-based.
Tuition for Christian schools in Tucson ranges from $4,000-$19,000/year with the average being around $8,000 - $15,000/year, depending on the school and grade level. Some schools offer scholarships and financial aid. Parents can also seek out tax credit donations from family and friends, thanks to the innovative Arizona Tax Credit program.
Yes. We are so fortunate to live in Arizona where families can take part in the Tax Credit program, which allows taxpayers to direct their tax dollars to the tuition of individual students. These STOs (School Tuition Organizations) also offer scholarships of various kinds. For more information, we encourage you to attend an informational session through Arizona Christian School Tax Organization (ACSTO), Institute for Better Education (IBE), or other tax credit organizations of your choice.
It would also be wise to inquire at the school of your choice directly to see if they offer in-house scholarships and/or financial aid to qualifying families.
ESA stands for Empowerment Scholarship Account. It is a program that is administered by the Arizona Department of Education.
In essence, parents can choose to opt their child out of the public school system and instead receive funds to enroll their child in a private school (including Christian schools) or to homeschool.
There are very specific eligibility guidelines for this program. Your child may qualify if he/she falls in one or more of the below categories:
There are application dates each quarter. If your child is approved for the ESA program, you may be able to use the funds for tuition at a Christian school (specific guidelines apply).
In order to find a program that is a strong fit for your family, it is important to ask good questions at any tours or information meetings.
Here are ten questions you may want to ask prospective schools:
If you are considering enrolling in a Christian school at the high school level, be sure to also ask for a copy of the School Profile, which is a one page sheet that includes information about the school's curriculum, community, and scholar accomplishments.
Great question! With around twenty Christian schools in Tucson, it’s hard to pinpoint just one. Each school has a unique community, curriculum, and focus.
The best way to find a Christian school in Tucson is to ask friends and family members for recommendations. You can also check yelp and google reviews. Finally, don't be shy about scheduling tours at several different schools so that you can make an informed decision.
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