Desiderata School (DSi) began in 1985 as a small association of families concerned with the results of their children's traditional education. Unable to locate a program which would support the intellectual, emotional, and personal development of their children in the manner that they wished, the decision was made to begin a state certified, accredited private school.
Founder and prior Director Dori Spence remains with the school as an Advisory Board member. Dori works to build a substantial base of ongoing contributions to the the Maverick Memorial Scholarship Fund. Her dream for the scholarship program is to ensure that no student is ever denied by a lack of financial support from enjoying the life-changing experience available through Desiderata.