Three Elementary School Options:
Christian East, Christian West, and Christian South
Since the inception of the elementary program in 1974, thousands of students have benefited from our commitment to “teaching the things that matter most.” It is our conviction and calling, as Christian educators, to teach children to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview. The students’ confidence in their faith is increased through chapel services, ministry to others, and classroom instruction.
Dedicated Christian Educators
Our teachers form the foundation of our program
Teaching a Biblical worldview in school begins with dedicated Christian educators. Integrating biblical principles into all curriculum, teachers emphasize daily that God is Truth and that His Word is the primary source of knowledge. Eliminating the confusion about who we are and why we are here paves the way for a life of assurance and devotion to God.
Our elementary teachers use a blend of direct instruction, group learning, project-based learning, and differentiated instruction to best meet the learning needs of our students. We understand that each child learns differently, and we work to meet the individual needs of our students whenever possible. We integrate technology into our lessons as a support to the primary methods of teaching, and to maximize learning opportunities.
Our school uses the NWEA MAP assessment twice yearly in 1st through 9th grade to track individual student growth of students in Math, Reading, and Language. This enables the teachers to pinpoint strengths and growth areas and personalize learning to maximize learning opportunities.
Since our founding in 1965, Christian Unified Schools has faithfully pursued its mission statement to teach students “to think, learn, and live from a Biblical worldview.” Through the years there have been various standards—state and national—which have sought to improve the academic standards in our public educational system. Christian Unified Schools will continue to meet and exceed these standards.
Learning to think from a Christian worldview is largely achieved through written and oral communication, reading, and the study of God’s word. Our academic program is committed to the early mastery of strong reading skills. As students become proficient readers, they learn skills to help them read to learn.
At all of our campuses, Christian Elementary is committed to literacy. We know that to give a child the ability to read and comprehend is a gift that prepares them for future success. If and when we have a student who falls behind in reading, we have strategies to come alongside them both through teachers and curriculum. When needed, pull-out classes may be added to give them extra practice individually or in a small group.
More than Academics
Educating the whole child
A quality education includes more than academics. Through physical education, choral music, intramural sports and band, our students develop the skills of teamwork, healthy competition, sportsmanship, and musical creativity. Instruction in technology skills prepares them for the future in fulfilling God’s calling.
Citizens for the new generation
Christian Unified Schools is committed to establishing an academic and spiritual foundation that fosters a love of learning in an atmosphere where children can express their God-given gifts and talents. Believing that responsible and informed people are the strength of any nation, we prepare students to exercise a proper role within their families, in the Body of Christ, and as citizens of the United States of America and the world.
Christian Elementary School Profile
Our Kindergarten Program
Transitional Kindergarten (CES East)
The purpose of our Transitional Kindergarten program is to provide families with an excellent environment that prepares their child for Kindergarten spiritually, mentally, and socially. Children must be four by September 1 and developmentally ready for a learning program, including following directions and enjoying a structured learning environment. TK is a good option for five-year-olds who are not yet ready for Kindergarten. TK observes the full-day school schedule, and students wear uniforms.
The Parent-Teacher Fellowsip supports the philosophy, vision, mission, and core values of Christian Elementary School. It furthers the interests of the school, promotes fellowship among the parents and teachers, and assists the school at social and other functions as needed.
Christian Unified Schools of San Diego desires to create an educational atmosphere that maximizes learning.
Modesty, moderation, neatness, cleanliness, and gender distinction are the overriding principles of the CUSSD uniform policy. Students are required to abide by the uniform policy at all times.
The students dress should reflect pride in their school and respect for themselves. Enforcement of the uniform policy, like all other discipline matters, is based on cooperation among students, parents and the school. The school, however, is the final authority on the uniform policy and other discipline issues. If, in the opinion of the school, a student s dress is inappropriate, a parent may be called and required to bring a new, acceptable uniform to the school.
Purchasing Your Uniforms
The sole provider of uniform clothing for Christian Unified Schools is Whitney Promotions. Concierge-style mobile stores will be available campus-wide.
Spirit wear is also provided through Whitney Promotions. Find everything from hoodies to caps and stadium chairs here:
Christian Elementary School East
2100 Greenfield Drive
El Cajon, CA 92019
Christian Elementary School West
211 South 3rd Street
El Cajon, CA 92019
Christian South (K-8)
482 L Street
Chula Vista, CA 91911
praise from parents & students
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.