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320 Date Street
San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 232-3794
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September 02, 2014
Found City Tree when looking for a preschool. After 2 years we liked it so much we decided to keep my kid here, not a public school as originally planned. In addition to the small class size, the variety of classes, and staff attention other reviewers have covered, I'll mention a few other things: 1) The after-school program is very flexible for busy working parents. I can call just hours ahead if my son has to stay later. 2) None of the kids would have stage fear after the 1st year because they're on the stage all the time (weekly chapel and multiple performances). 3) Long staff tenure but tenure is not the deterring reason when they have to make the tough decision to cut someone. 4) High student return rate. Many military families who moved away return to City Tree after moving back to SD. 5) Being someone not religious, I feel very comfortable here. I appreciate many of the good values they're still not afraid of instilling in the kids. 6) They have a summer camp program. It's the cheapest among all options I looked at AND it's fun. 7) You can have lunch with your kid any day as long as you come at the right time. Fun especially if you work nearby.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2014
City Tree has provided a wonderful experience from preschool to their current years in elementary school. I am so thankful for the small class sizes, attentive teachers, and the amazing community of this school. My kids are thriving academically, socially, and emotionally and I give a ton of credit to their years at City Tree.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2014
We have been going to City Tree for almost six months and are very happy and pleased with the school. Gabe (2 years old) loves all the teachers and has really flourished under their care. They have worked with him on potty training, numbers, letters, and lot of social skills. The school feels very safe and has a great down to earth feel. We loved his home day care center, but moved to City Tree to be closer to him during the day. I m able to have lunch with him once a week and their weekly newsletters keep me connected to what is happening at the school with photos and fun stories. I would recommend City Tree.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
City Tree also has a preschool for ages 2-5. My son is in the Pre-K class and I'm amazed at the things he is learning already. He has music, Spanish, computer, Playball, library, chapel, etc. The location is great near downtown right off the 5 and they have daycare hours from 0645 to 1800 which is very convenient for a military family. The Christian atmosphere is excellent to foster well-disciplined and caring children to become productive citizens with a strong academic background to succeed in high school & college. This school is a hidden gem!

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
My children have been attending this school for 4 years. The personal attention that my children receive is outstanding. This environment has really afforded them the best learning opportunities and helped them thrive. I couldn't be happier with all of the staff at this school and the opportunities for learning arts, languages and to participate in extra curicuular activities is exceptional. I would definitely recommend this school. Mrs. Kennedy is a devoted and caring leader.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
I think my favorite thing about City Tree Christian School is that they are teaching the whole child - from academics to fitness to personal character to spiritual growth. The teachers are totally committed to the children and the staff and administration are caring and supportive. This school is a gem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
low teacher student ratio,close to work,offer additional after school classes and homework club in addition to incorporating religion in every day teaching and life

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2009
City Tree Christian School at First Presbyterian Church in San Diego has provided my children and family an amazingly loving community with excellent academic and character development. My kids were well equipped for High School success!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
City Tree Christian School provides a nurturing environment for children. The Christian based curriculum encourages students to love God and serve Him humbly and honorably all the days of their lives; and that this belief is expressed in how they treat others, themselves, and the world. I believe that early Christian education builds character in the student, enables the student to reason Biblically, and celebrates the individuality of each child and encourages excellence in every area- with the purpose of glorifying God- instead of worldly pursuits.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
I love the attention and personal care my niece and nephew receive from their teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
City Tree has the most caring teachers and parents than any other school I've encountered.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
I love the teachers and the administration staff. They all make you feel like extended family. I love that the kids learn about Jesus and pray everyday.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
It has high standards, great teachers and is like an extended family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
City Tree Christian School offers classes for preschool through eighth grade. The teachers, principal and staff are wonderful! Not only are the academics strong, but the music program, the arts, and the after-school options (orchestra, gymnastics, scouts, piano, art, and much more) are top-knotch. From the annual multi-cultural fair to the science fair, the mile fun-runs, and presidential fitness testing, children are challenged to achieve their full potential and discover their creative gifts at City Tree.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
This school is the best! What a great chance for my kids to learn!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
City Tree is everything I could ask for in a school. Great staff, great teachers, great parents and great kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
City Tree is a loving, caring and supportive environment for students and families. Wonderful administration and teachers. I am so glad I choose this school for my daughter who really enjoys everyday at school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
City Tree is an incredible school. Academics are rigorous and there is a loving family atmosphere. My kids thrive there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
The school feels safe while students are given opportunity to grow at a personal rate.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Because it is one big family! The teachers treat my kids like their own, they are loved, nurtured and educated--what more could you ask for? We love you City Tree Christian School--the teachers, principal and staff are the best!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
This school is great! I love it. The p.e. classes are the best! School fundraisers are very well thought out. Pie a teacher, spirit week, and shadow day!

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
Kids are well cared for. Lots of parent involvement. Feelslike my kids are growing up around a family- an extended family environment. A new community garden has 'sprung-up' recently, too. Cared for by kids. Each classroom has a few rows to hoe. Check it out!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2008
This is a great school. I went there for a few years ad loved it! Everyone is so mice there including all of the teachers. I was also on the Basketball team and it was great. They have a wonderful curriculum there, and the things that I did there were great. There is a great roof top play ground with a wall and fences around so no one falls off and an excilent after school staff who helps with home work and makes the day even more fun. I think that you parents should definitly send your students here. If they had a high school, i would definitly go! Shout out to Mrs. Sabins and Mrs. Decker!

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
This school is the best. I went there for like 9 years. Everyone send your kids here. Shout out to mrs. Sabins! I would go back to this school if they had a tenth grade. Looooooovee it

- submitted by a community member
September 22, 2006
Very good school. Kids seem to love going.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
CIty Tree provides a fine curriculum, caring staff, and safe, Christian environment. My children have attended since 1996.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
City Tree has a good, solid foundation; it's starting to take itself more seriously as a school, moving up to 8th grade soon. Some of the teachers are excellent, but others need to be more academically demanding. It has a diverse student population, it has good discipline, and the 'feel' of the school is positive and supportive. The extracurricular is limited but there is basketball, music, dance, cub scouts and girl scouts programs. The principal, Mrs. Kennedy, is excellent, and I see the school expanding and growing in a lot of positive directions. It's greatest weaknesses are the unevenness of the teachers and the lack of good playground facilities. The first will change; the second cannot due to the space limits. Still, it's probably the best private elementary school downtown.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
The Christian education is great but the school really needs to work on the degree of academic challenge and class size.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2006
City Tree Christian school is an amazing learning enviornment. My pre-school daughter cannot wait to go every morning. Spanish & Computer lessions start in the pre-school and help give our children the knowledge they will need in their world. The teachers and staff are caring and supportive. They always help the children remember that they are God's creations and are special. They children are taugh how to read and write but also how to know Christ. We will definately be hear though middle school! Hopefully by then they will have a high school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2006
My children look forward to attending school everyday.

- submitted by a teacher
January 29, 2006
My child is in the preschool program for the first time and it has been a wonderful experience for her. The teachers there are very patient and caring.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
The academic program is strong and the class sizes comporable with most private schools. The school is now starting a middle school program. Our only concern was the lack of a middle school, but since it starts 7th grade in Fall 2006 and 8th in Fall 2007, we only need to look for a high school. The principal is excellent and well organized as well as works with the the parents. This school offer madatory PE, as well as mandatory Science Fair participation, music, Spanish and Chapel. The school requires a mandatory 20 hour parental participation, so the parents tend to work well with the staff and are very active.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2005
I have been extremely happy with City Tree's positive atmosphere and emphasis on Christain education. The curriculum is first-rate. My kindergarten daughter is already reading!

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
City Tree is a wonderful community school. My daughter has attended this school since she was in preschool. The school provides a loving environment with teachers who are committed to teaching so the children learn. Extracurricular activities run the gamut from karate to dance to tumbling, choir, and boys and girls basketball and girls and boys scouts. There is also a weekly youth group for 6th-8th graders. This school is affiliated with the First Presbyterian Church next door--the church supports the school in many ways. High parent involvement in all activities helps create the wonderful sense of community.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2005
Our daughter has had a wonderful first grade Christian education at City Tree school. Not only do they use the academically rigorous BEKA program, but her teacher has taught our daughter many other things, such as writing beautifully in cursive. The teachers have great longevity at the school. They truly show they care by doing things like giving the children reading books for good performance in the class. The associated Presbyterian Church wholeheartedly supports the school, and we have found our involvement with both to be an equal blessing.

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
My son attending City Tree from pre-K through 6th grade. Overall, the school is excellent for children who are 'middle of the road.' The teachers care, there is wonderful supervision, administration is responsive to concerns. The kids are safe and have a very nurturing environment. There is a great repoir between teachers, administration and parents - parents are extremely involved. There are multiple field trips offered and many social events at the school. If you have a learning disabled or gifted child, the school is not equipped to deal with their needs.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
I believe that both of my children are receiving a strong christian education foundation at City Tree Christian School. Each child is encouraged to do their personal best and to strive for excellence. The teachers are warm, loving, and highly skilled. I believe that they try to bring out the very best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each parent and child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I look forward to seeing her every day. Thank you City Tree Christian School for bringing out the best in my children and for giving them the encouragement, confidence and the knowledge they need to succeed.

- submitted by a parent

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City Tree Christian
320 Date Street, San Diego, CA  92101
(619) 232-3794
Last modified City Tree Christian is a Private school that serves grades K-8
City Tree Christian Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top