• Address

    9606 E Kalil Dr Scottsdale, AZ 85260

  • Serving Grades

    2 years - 5th Grade

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  • Admissions

    (877) 959-4188

  • Hours of Operation

    8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Academic 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM Extended

  • Principal

    Linda Horner

Open House

Thursday, January 21
5:00 - 7:00 pm

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Private Tours

Call to schedule or drop by for a visit.


A private school education for the whole child

Welcome to Camelback Desert School in Scottsdale. Our teachers engage and challenge each student in a warm and nurturing learning community. Our Links to Learning preschool curriculum prepares children for kindergarten and beyond by developing important academic, social and emotional skills. As our students progress through elementary school, they experience a rigorous, standards-based curriculum that incorporates 21st century skills such as creativity, collaboration and communication. We provide a technology-rich environment, including an iPad for each fourth and fifth grade student.

We have served the families of Scottsdale since 1950 and are conveniently located off the Shea Boulevard exit of the Pima Freeway/101. We invite you to call to schedule a school visit.

Winter Break Camp

Now enrolling for our Winter Break Camp.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Thursday, November 26, 2015

    1. Thanksgiving – No School

      Thanksgiving – No School

      All Day
  2. Friday, November 27, 2015

    1. Thanksgiving – No School

      Thanksgiving – No School

      All Day
  3. Monday, December 7, 2015

    1. Parent Organization – 9 am

      Parent Organization – 9 am

      All Day
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Watch Our Curriculum in Action

Our Difference

Parent Testimonials

  • What I like best about Camelback Desert School is the sense of community and the warm, welcoming learning environment. The teachers work hard to provide fun and challenging classroom projects for the children.

  • Camelback Desert School is the best private school in Scottsdale. I love the personalized learning and the high quality staff. My children are in kindergarten and 1st grade and I plan to have them attend this school for as long as possible.

  • My son is excited to go to school every day. I like the open communication about his progress and the individualized attention he receives.

  • I love that children of all ages interact, play, laugh and learn together. I also appreciate that the teachers understand and support the value of cooperative learning.

  • The teachers are continuously looking for opportunities to enhance educational rigor without creating a high pressure environment. They are enthusiastic, knowledgable and care about the success of my child.