Desert Sky Community School is a charter school that opened in 2000 to provide an alternative to students in kindergarten through 4th grade to receive a quality education in a learning environment that utilizes the Waldorf curriculum and methods. On average the school has an enrollment of 50 students. All students along with basic core subjects will also learn German and Spanish. The education program is incorporated with the arts and music for all grades. Extra curricular activities offered at Desert Sky Community School include drama and painting. No sports or student clubs are offered.
Parents are very pleased with the way in which the school utilizes the Waldorf curriculum but blends it with music and art. Most parents wanted this type of curriculum which is often found at private schools, however, they also wanted the arts and music that are not often found at schools using the Waldorf method. Students are very happy and eager to learn in this caring environment. Parents expressed the overall view of the school and teachers to be of caring and nurturing. The school staff and teachers are close to their students and work with each child individually to ensure their needs are met and that each student can achieve a quality education.
Students at Desert Sky Community School participated in the AIMS series of test which measures students mastering ability in core subjects. Percentages of students that met or exceeded the standards of the exams are listed below along with the averages of students across the state.
In reading, 90% of 3rd graders passed or exceeded the exam with the state average at 76%, in writing 46% with the state at 79%, and in math 40% with the state at 68%.
At this time, there were no results listed for 4th graders.
Desert Sky Community School
122 N. Craycroft Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716