Adult tutoring is also available in Yucca Valley, with tutoring information available at the Yucca Valley Public Library.
Bordered in the west by the San Bernardino Mountains and in the south by the Joshua Tree National Park, the Yucca Valley community is located in the Mojave Desert at roughly 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above sea level.
Yucca Valley contracts its police and public safety services from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Private schools in Yucca Valley include Our Lady of the Desert, a Christian school for K–12; Valley Community Chapel School and Daycare offering Preschool, Kindergarten and before and after school Daycare; Joshua Springs Christian School, non-denominational affiliation for PK–12; Grace Christian School, Brethren affiliation for K–12; Hi-Desert SDA Elementary, a 1–6, Seventh Day Adventist affiliation school; and Yucca Valley Christian School, affiliated with The Assembly of God, for PK–12.
Hope Academy lost its charter with the Morongo Unified School District in 2016 and was unable to find another charter and subsequently closed.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 40.0 square miles (104 km) of it is land and none of it is covered in water.