Tri-City Christian School

302 North Emerald Drive
Vista, CA 92083-0920
Tel: (760)630-8227
Grades: NS-12 | 643 students
Tri-City Christian School, in partnership with families, provides a high quality Christian educational program, challenging students to embrace spiritual commitment and to achieve academic excellence, equipping them to positively impact their culture for Christ. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1971

Student Body

Total Students 643 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Tri-City Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 42 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus A/B, Chemistry, Language, Literature, US History, World History
Average SAT score 1710
Average ACT score 25
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(uniforms through Lands)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition assistance is offered for families with demonstrated need.
Admissions Director Kim Wolf


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
Flag FootballFootball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Choir, Craft Club, Drama, Fashion Club, Guitar, Robotics Competition Team, Surf Club, Ultimate Frisbee Choir, Craft Club, Drama, Fashion Club, Guitar, Surf Club, Robotics Competition Team,
Ultimate Frisbee,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Tri-city Christian Schools (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Tri-city Christian Schools (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Oceanside KinderCare (1.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Vista
    Grades: K-12 | 622 students
    0.1 miles
    302 N Emerald Dr
    Vista, CA 92083
  • Oceanside
    Oceanside KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK | 88 students
    1.1 miles
    3536 College Blvd.
    Oceanside, CA 92056
  • San Diego
    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
    1.5 miles
    9988 Hibert St., Ste. 210
    San Diego, CA 92131
  • Vista
    Vista Christian School
    (Assembly of God)
    Grades: K-9 | 138 students
    1.5 miles
    290 N Melrose Dr
    Vista, CA 92083
  • Oceanside
    La Petite Academy
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: KG | 11 students
    1.6 miles
    4179 Avenida De La Plata
    Oceanside, CA 92056

School Reviews

I just love this school! My kids are in high school and have been there since pre-school. They are getting a top quality college prep education and growing in their spirituality daily. We have been so blessed by the teachers and families at this school. Now they are building a new facility and sports field. God is working miracles there and I am so happy to be part of it!
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Best investment, EVER! TriCity Christian School is an incredible asset to the academic environment in North County. Along with solid Christian values, they provide quality academics (85%+ pass rate for AP classes), superb staff and highly competitive athletics. Offering smaller class sizes, educational and missionary trips which span the globe, and a safe family environment, TCCS is an exceptional value. All of my children attended TCCS K-12 and were well prepared for the 4 year universities they attended. It was the best investment we have ever made, for their education and their future. It is exciting to see the new building and field being completed. It will add strength to an already powerful program.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
What a gem of a school we found. We have been so impressed by the commitment to our kids by their teachers and the whole staff at TCCS. When the public schools are struggling with classroom size, forced teaching of social topics, and declining programs, the school rises above and God is present. It has been great to see kids be given the freedom to express themselves and grow in their faith. Sports, music programs, and many other activities are great. The kids also have current technology in their classrooms starting in kindergarten and 1st grade. Each year it is so impressive with the schools that the seniors have to choose from and the levels and types of scholarships they earned through their hard work and preparation. My kids have been challenged in their course work but the teachers go above and beyond to commit extra time as needed.
- Posted by Parent, 07/09/12

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