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We Champion Academic Excellence

We develop mind, body and spirit

We are a diverse, family-like community

City Tree at a Glance

City Tree Christian School serves as an outreach ministry of First Presbyterian Church San Diego, dedicated to academic excellence integrated with the teachings of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. Children will excel academically, be good citizens, and know God when we provide educational experiences, needed care and protection in a loving Christian environment. City Tree Christian School was founded in 1976 by members of First Presbyterian Church of San Diego. Beginning as a preschool, City Tree has grown to serve infants through 8th grade. We are so excited to meet you!


School wide average student - teacher ratios are 12:1.

City Tree has faithfully served students and their families for more than 40 years.

City Tree has 5 teachers designated to teach special classes in music, band, art, Spanish, and technology to enrich student education school wide.


Our loving teachers average more than 10 years of dedicated service to City Tree students.

Within 1/2 mile of many notable learning opportunities outside the classroom, we are walking distance to Balboa Park Museums, Symphony Hall, and the San Diego Bay.


City Tree's learning culture is diverse with more than 10 languages represented in the student population.


Events at City Tree

Each year, generous donors contribute funds to help support arts and enrichment programs such as music, band, technology, art, and more.

Our 2023 Gala was a big success! We raised over our $60,000 goal towards our enrichment programs - thank you for your support!

"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go."


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We are so grateful to have found City Tree for our son. The program and teachers are great, and the school is very caring and supportive. They have been very accommodating with our busy work schedule, and made everything easy as possible for us. 

— Chris, CTCS Parent


"A high level education combined with a caring, close knit environment. Teachers and staff are great. They really know and support their students."

— Dan, CTCS Parent

"I highly recommend City Tree Christian School! I have a now high school student who attended CTCS from pre-k through 8th grade."

- Lisa, CTCS Parent

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See What City Tree Christian School is All About

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