Christian Unified Schools

CUSSD building

Christian High School (of Christian Unified Schools San Diego), founded in 1965 by Tim LaHaye, pioneered private evangelical Christian secondary education in San Diego County. With its tradition of academic, athletic, and artistic excellence Christian High School (CHS) created a prototype for Christian schools nationwide. CHS provides a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum for a diverse population of students including a dynamic International Program. Located in San Diego’s East County, CHS represents a variety of communities, ranging from neighboring rural areas to Mexico border cities. The large number of students receiving tuition grants reflects CHS’s commitment to provide access to private Christian education for all.

CHS is continually honored throughout the community by earning first place and superior ratings in curricular and co-curricular programs including student publications, academic competitions and fine arts. Over 75% of our student body participates in athletics and 11 of our 19 athletic teams have won California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) championships over the past decade.


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.


  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
  • Average Class Size: 16
  • Students attend 8 classes per day


  1. Biology
  2. Calculus AB
  3. Chemistry
  4. English Literature
  5. Government
  6. Physics
  7. Spanish
  8. Studio Art
  9. U.S. History
  10. World History

80% AP test pass rate


Through Colorado Christian College

  1. AP Calculus AB
  2. AP Chemistry
  3. AP English Literature
  4. AP U.S. History
  5. AP World History
  6. Honors English III
  7. Calculus
  8. English IV
  9. Worldviews


English as a Second Language (ESL)

  • English I ~ Beginner*
  • English II ~ Beginner and Elementary*
  • English III ~ Low and High Intermediate *
  • English IV ~ Advanced

Sheltered (Content Classes)

  • United States History *
  • Sheltered Bible I ~ Old Testament*
  • Sheltered Bible II ~ New Testament Concepts

Content-Based English

  • General English I
  • English American History*
  • Advanced English Reading, Writing & Grammar*
  • ESL LAB ~ Individualized

* University of California College-Prep A-G Class*

(All classes receive credit toward graduation)

Christian High athletes compete in eighteen interscholastic sports. All sports regularly participate in the CIF playoffs, and over the last five years we have produced CIF champions in nine different sports.

High School Sports include:

  • Fall Sports: Cheer (girls), Cross Country (coed), Football (boys), Golf (girls), Tennis (girls), and Volleyball (girls)
  • Winter Sports:  Basketball (boys and girls), Cheer (girls), Soccer (girls and boys), and Wrestling (boys)
  • Spring Sports:  Baseball (boys), Golf (boys), Softball (girls), Swim (coed), Tennis (boys), Track and Field (coed), and Volleyball (boys)

Christian Junior High participates in the South Coast Middle School League.  All Jr High sports are after school programs.

Junior High Sports include:

  • Fall Sports:  Cheer (girls), Cross Country (coed), Flag Football (boys), Volleyball (girls)
  • Winter Sports:  Basketball (boys), Cheer (girls), Soccer (boys and girls), Softball (girls)
  • Spring Sports: Baseball (boys), Basketball (girls), Golf Club (coed), Track and Field (coed), Volleyball (boys)

As coaches our goal is to win, but that is not the only goal. We want to help our young people have success in life, long after their athletic careers are over. We want to assist parents in instilling life skills and values in our athletes, realizing that playing in a team setting is a great way to learn about life. Ultimately, we want to honor God with our play and in all that we do.


2100 Greenfield Dr, El Cajon, CA, USA

School Details

Year Established: 1965
School Type: Private, Co-ed, Christian
Grades: K-12
Grades For International Students: 7-12
High School Enrollment: 369
AP / Dual Credit Courses: 10 AP / 9 Dual Credit
SAT / ACT Average: 1186 / 24
Teacher to Student Ratio: 1:16