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Donate directly to Desert Star. We are a non-profit 501 (c) 3 corporation, so your donations are tax-deductible. Click above to use your credit card and donate through PayPal.

Supporting Desert Star

The unique education offered by Desert Star Community School continues to be available to children in the Verde Valley because of the generosity of individuals and local businesses. This school  exists due to the grass roots efforts of those who value an education that addresses the needs of the whole child, and for this we are very grateful.

Desert Star relies heavily on your support to continue to serve our community. As an Arizona State Charter School, Desert Star is not eligible to receive state funds to acquire, build, maintain or remodel school facilities. Charter schools are also unable to participate in general school district bond issues or to access override funds.  The work and commitment of many dedicated individuals in our community has been essential in developing the site and facilities for our campus. We must depend on your continued financial generosity to thrive.

The good news is that despite the financial hurdles that all charter schools must endure, Desert Star is able to bring a highly valued Waldorf education to all, at no charge. As you may know, obtaining a Waldorf education in a private Waldorf school in this country costs at least $10,000 per year. To have access to this type of education tuition free is a rare opportunity that we are blessed to have here in Arizona. We hope that you are able to contribute via the Arizona State Tax Credit Program, cash donations, in-kind donations or with your valuable time and expertise and keep this educational option alive for our children for now and in the future.