Providing dynamic Christ-centered education for over 50 years


 Welcome to Thunderbird Christian Elementary 

Thunderbird Christian Elementary (TCE) is a Seventh-day Adventist School located in Scottsdale, Arizona. Serving the east valley of the Phoenix metropolitan area, TCE is located on the beautiful campus of Thunderbird Adventist Academy. Thunderbird Christian Elementary is fully accredited with the National Council for Private Schools and has a proven track record of providing strong academics in a loving, positive, Christian environment, for over fifty years. Students consistently score high on the Iowa Test of Basic Skills Achievement Tests, but more importantly, they are nurtured and taught to love Jesus and respect themselves and others.


Shaped by Christ

  We are the clay, you are the potter;
we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8 (NIV)

The theme chosen by the staff at Thunderbird Christian Elementary is "Shaped by Christ." As teachers and staff we believe that all of us are clay in our Maker's hands. Each of us, from the youngest Kindergarten student to the most experienced staff member, can be shaped by Jesus if we allow Him the opportunity to mold us. Throughout the year we will be focusing activities on this theme and we hope to create an atmosphere at TCE that allows Christ to work through us and to form us into His image.