Come Visit!

We are located in Gold Canyon on the NW corner of the US60 and King’s Ranch Road at the following address:

SDS

Our facility in Gold Canyon

 
Sonoran Desert School
6724 S. Kings Ranch Road
Gold Canyon, AZ 85118
480-396-5463
 
 
 
 
 

We are currently accepting enrollments for grades 5-12.  To pre-register online to reserve a spot, just go to this link: Pre-Register Online

Open House

Please join us at our Open House on Wednesday, August 8, from 5:30-7:30 PM.  Come meet our staff and students, explore the S.D.S. classrooms, try our golf simulator, play a game of ping pong, enjoy live music, local food trucks and classic cars!

Congratulations to the Class of 2018!

All of us here would like to congratulate our small but mighty class of 2018.  All 3 of this year’s graduates are high achievers who are college bound:

  • Dylan Damon is a Presidential Education Award winner.  He is currently working in the Golf Industry and will be studying at Central Arizona College.
  • Kaymin Edgington is a Presidential Education Award winner and Salutatorian.  Kaymin is interested in Health Sciences and will be studying at Central Arizona College.
  • Shaeli McAlister is a Presidential Education Award winner and Valedictorian.  Shaeli will be studying at Central Arizona College to work toward becoming a Surgical Assistant.

We are so proud of our graduates and wish them all success in the future!

Red for Ed

Arizona has approved long delayed increases in teacher salaries.  As you can imagine, this increase is more complicated than it sounds given the variety of situations all across the state.  The increase is attached to enrollments, resulting in different scenarios when comparing large schools to small schools.  SDS is a small school, so enrollment impacts instructors more directly than in a large school.  In 2017-18, the average base salary for all teachers was $45,000, and in 2018-19 the average base salary is projected to be…$45,000.  This estimated 0% increase is predicated on the fact that any increase (or decrease) is dictated by the size of our school.  Within this reality, at SDS we are committed to maintaining our instructors’ salaries at the highest possible level.  Our children represent the future, and we value teachers as important partners to parents as we all  try to create a positive and constructive influence on how our children develop.