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A private school education for the whole child


Camelback Desert School has been proud to serve students in Scottsdale since 1950, with a learning environment that nurtures the strengths and interests of each individual child. Our preschool programs prepare children for kindergarten and beyond, and our elementary school features a rigorous curriculum with experiences that develop 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication.

Join us for our next Open House

Thursday, January 19th 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

or contact us to schedule a private tour.

Upcoming Events

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Winter Break Camp

When school is closed, our doors are still open with break camp fun. We create unique days of experiences that are unforgettable. Enrollment is easy and flexible.

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Watch Our Curriculum in Action

Our Difference

Our community outreach program has paid for backpacks, supplies and a new pair of shoes for
130 Haitian students

annual events that foster our sense of community

Top reasons why families choose our school:

  1. Personalized Learning Plans
  2. Challenging Curriculum
  3. Camp Programs

years serving the families
of the Valley


iPad for every student in 4th grade and above