North Scottsdale Desert Sun Academy

Desert_SunDesert Sun Academy is an Excelling, Core Knowledge, K-6 public school located in Cave Creek Real Estate. It serves families in Cave Creek Homes for Sale, Phoenix Homes for Sale, and North Scottsdale Homes for Sale. It is one of 5 elementary schools in the Cave Creek Unified District.

Headed by Principal Dr. Don Wood, Desert Sun Academy is proud to offer programs such as: Conversational Spanish for all grades, Sciencelab, Participation in the JAVITS Research 
Project in gifted education with Purdue University, Before and after school enrichment clubs and Odyssey of the Mind.

Rated an Excelling school by the Department of Education for 6 consecutive years, parents  from Cave Creek Real Estate, North Phoenix Real Estate, and North Scottsdale Real Estate are happy that uniforms are required for all grades. Dual recess is also required, which shows the commitment of Desert Sun Academy to the health of it’s students.

The spirit of Desert Sun Academy’s students is reflected in one resourceful third graders’ quest to raise money for an indoor climbing wall, especially for the hot North Scottsdale Real Estate months at the beginning and end of the school year.

The students are literally “climbing the walls” and loving it. They are proud their friend  decided to raise money to get the climbing wall for the school. The little girl had a cookie and lemonade stand that raised a small amount. Then, at the suggestion of a her brother’s friend, she wrote to Clif Bar and they sent her 300 bars to sell in a fundraiser.

The Cave Creek Unified School District has the distinct characteristic of an “All Excelling Schools” district.

For more information about Desert Sun Elementary School in the North Phoenix Community of Cave Creek Homes visit their website


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