Welcome to Desert Star Community School
Back to School Day
Saturday July 30, 2016
These meetings are scheduled for parents to have an opportunity to learn about the upcoming school year, meet teachers, meet other parents, sign your child up for the bus so they can ride the first day of school and pick up packet with forms that need completion. We strongly encourage a representative from each family attends.
Kindergarten Campus (1175 Fuller Lane)
Kindergarten 9am-11am (drop in anytime)
Main Campus Location (1240 S Recycler Rd)
Grades 1-3 9am-10am
Grades 4-5 10am-11am
Grades 6-8 11am-noon
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Desert Star Community School offers a curriculum designed to meet Arizona State educational standards through an innovative approach that is experiential, meaningful and imaginative. Desert Star meets the needs of the whole child by engaging on many levels: cognitive, physical, social, emotional as well as the creative-imaginative.
Desert Star's educational program integrates daily curriculum content with multiple art forms such as drawing, painting, sculpting, handwork and woodwork, as well as, movement, drama and music. Effective learning flourishes in an environment which honors and respects the wonder of childhood. In this age of pervasive media and technological influences, Desert Star offers a healthy, balanced approach which draws upon both age-old traditions and cutting edge research to determine how to best teach children and meet their needs.
The Waldorf approach of "head, heart and hands" allows children to integrate and retain what they learn through experiential, multi sensory and emotionally engaging learning experiences. The education methods and curriculum are designed to invigorate the mind intellectually, engage the heart, and encourage children to work actively with the hands and body throughout the day.
Students are prepared to enter adulthood with confidence, self discipline, creative thinking, analytical skills, a joy for learning, reverence and wonder for the world.