Our curriculum is designed to balance rigorous academics with students’ social and emotional development. All courses are aligned to local, state and national standards. By helping students build and reinforce skills, organize knowledge, work well in groups, gain independence, and explore a multitude of topics and activities, Desert Shadows Middle School prepares our students for the next level of learning.



Our school offers electives in Fine Arts, Physical Education, Technology, Aiding and World Languages.


DSMS Academies

Our Academies create an environment in which kids can feel invested and engaged in programs that suit their interests.


Middle School Transitions

View a timeline of important dates and events.