City Tree Christian School began in 1976 as a preschool. Elementary grades were soon added. City Tree served preschool-6th grade until 2006. In 2007 grade 7 was added and the first 8th grade class graduated in 2009. City Tree has been a member of the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) since 1997.

City Tree believes that children excel academically, are good citizens, and know God when provided educational experiences, needed care and protection in a loving Christian environment. The school curriculum introduces children to a God-centered orientation of life, to help them develop a Christian and Biblical worldview. Children are taught a Christian way of living and playing together, interpreted through the teachings of Jesus Christ. They learn to think of their world as given by God because of His perfect love for them.

When the school was founded, Ruth Ely and Marion Pearson served as Co-Directors. Ruth continued in this position, as head of school, until her retirement in 1998. Sue Kennedy has served as Principal since.

City Tree Christian School first received accreditation through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) in 1998.  In 2001, 2007, and 2013 City Tree was granted the highest level of accreditation - 6 year clear terms.

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City Tree Christian School
320 Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: 619.232.3794
FAX: 619.232.2447