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It is a blessing to serve as Principal at City Tree Christian School. Working with children is so much like building a house. The early years are the time we lay the foundation for the future. Jesus reminds us, when He tells the story of the wise and foolish builders, that we should, "Dig deep and lay that foundation on rock." We, as educators and parents, need to be mindful of the foundation we are laying for our children. There is no better foundation for the lives of our children than one built solidly on Jesus Christ. Laying this solid foundation is hard work, and it takes parents and schools prayerfully working together. I am thankful that God has entrusted me with a part of the building process that is happening daily at City Tree Christian School.

After visiting our website, I encourage you to make an appointment to tour the school. I look forward to meeting you and your children!  


Donna Burton, Principal

Our Mission

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.


Our Philosophy

Children will excel academically, be good citizens, and know God when we provide educational experiences, needed care and protection in a loving Christian environment


Our History

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.


Our Accreditation

City Tree is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and partnered with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)


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