Whatever God's plan, we'll get your student ready.

If you want to provide your student(s) a well-rounded education in a safe environment where respect of Christian values and one another is the foundation, then we invite you to join our family!

Spiritual & Academic Training

Nurturing minds, growing godly character

At Christian Unified, students are provided impactful opportunities to grow spiritually through dynamic chapels, engaging Bible classes and Biblical integration in all subjects.  Elementary and Junior High academics provide a strong foundation for future learning.  High School academics offer a wide range of classes including specialized courses, honors, AP level, and Dual Credit college courses to open as many doors as possible as each student seeks God’s plan for their lives.   

2023-2024 Enrollment

2023-2024 Admissions Applications are currently being accepted. To ensure your child has a spot for the upcoming school year, we highly recommend applying and submitting all the required supplemental forms as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact our Admissions Office at (619)201-8888

West Campus: 211 3rd St. El Cajon
East Campus: 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon
Christian South: 482 L Street Chula Vista, CA 
Junior/Senior High: 2100 Greenfield Drive, El Cajon

Both East and West Campuses are the same elementary school supported by Shadow Mountain Community Church and are located less than two miles apart.

Admissions Events

We believe a visit to our campus during the school day is one of the best ways to observe our environment and determine if Christian Unified is the right fit for your family.  

We offer tours on various days throughout the summer. If you are excited about the possibility of enrolling your child and the Lord is calling you to apply at Christian Unified, please see below for application instructions.


Tuition & Fees for 2023-2024

For information on our Tuition Grant Program, click here.


Get in Touch

We'd love to answer your questions.

From K4 through 12th grade, our intent is to cultivate a school of excellence that is accessible to all with the cultural, ethnic and economic diversities that mirror the world in which we live. We can’t wait to welcome you!​

Monique Sukup

Director of Admissions
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Dawn Krivitz

Admissions Assistant
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We look forward to serving your family and will celebrate together as we see the Lord make a difference in the lives of each student and the families of CUSSD.

International Students

International students can find more information on International Student Admissions here.

Christian Unified Schools of San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. This school is authorized under Federal law to enroll non-immigrant alien students.

How to Apply

1. Online Application

Click here to complete our online admissions application and submit the $100 application fee.

2. Submit Documents

Birth Certificate, Immunization Record, Most Recent Report Card and Transcript (grades 9-12 only)
 are required to be submitted prior to the interview. Documents may be uploaded and submitted online with the application or brought to the school office.  Please note that the California Immunization Requirements have changed in recent years.  To ensure your child’s immunizations are up to date please check here. Up to date immunizations will not delay the application or interview process, but students WILL NOT be permitted to start school without the required immunizations.

3. Application Review

Once the above items have been received, the student’s file is complete and will be ready for review.  Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are accepted now. However, applicants will be contacted subject to space availability.

4. Placement Testing & Student/Parent Interview with Principal

Christian Unified Schools routinely conducts a placement test for incoming students to determine academic readiness, placement in advanced courses and/or to help assess if the student performs lower or higher than their grade level for monitoring future progress.  Elementary students will have their placement test and interview at the same time.  For junior high and high school, the placement test takes approximately one hour and will be scheduled prior to administrator interview.

5. Welcome Patriots!

Once the admissions decision is finalized, new families will receive an email of acceptance that includes instructions to complete the enrollment process and pay the $350 registration fee online (max $750/family). Completion of the online enrollment within 7 days of the email confirms your child’s place in the class.

Once enrollment is complete, a follow up email will also provide important details about the upcoming school year, including orientation dates and FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.  Families will also receive a summer mailer with more details by mid-July!  In the meantime, follow the happenings on our website and come see a basketball game or take in the Spring musical and look forward to engaging in activities that will help you connect and become a part of our Christian Unified family!

Christian Jr/Sr High School 2100 Greenfield Drive El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 201-8800
Christian Elementary School East
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 201-8900
Christian Elementary School West
211 South 3rd Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 201-8925
Christian South (K-8)
482 L Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 422-5850

praise from parents & students

Tim & Beverly LaHaye


The Christian Unified School District was founded in 1965 by Drs. Tim and Beverly LaHaye to provide an educational program for the people of San Diego County that equips and nurtures the whole child—mentally, socially, physically, spiritually and morally.


Recognizing the preeminence of Christ, partnering with parents, Christian Unified Schools of San Diego teaches students to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview by integrating God and His Word as the primary source of knowledge and truth.


Led by Pastor David Jeremiah, Christian Unified Schools of San Diego desires that students acquire deep and personal knowledge of Christ and His Word, achieve the highest levels of Christian scholarship and learning, and accomplish the eternal purposes for which God created them.

Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).


We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.    



research links & INformation

Web Research Links:

Grolier Online (includes Encyclopedia Americana)
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EBSCO Host Research Databases – Full-text Periodical and Reference Articles Online
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SIRS Knowledge Source – Periodical articles online
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