Escondido Christian School

Escondido Christian School offers a full range of educational services in modern, well-equipped facilities.
Need-based financial aid is available.  Escondido Christian is a ministry of Escondido Christian Church. School philosophy begins with the conviction that every child is uniquely imprinted with the image of God.
In order to reach the potential God has for each child, we believe that children should have a well-rounded program that encourages them to develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, physically, and spiritually.
Escondido Christian School works together with home and church to provide a Christ-centered spiritual, academic, and physical foundation in a Biblically-based environment, guiding young people into a daily walk with Jesus Christ to produce Kingdom-driven citizens.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,950
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Escondido Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
language, learning differences, mild autism,
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
364 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Escondido Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
17 students
Advanced Courses
Classroom Dress Code
khaki/blue pants, plaid skirt/jumper, polo shirts

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Apr. 1 / Aug. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool is $954 monthly. Elementary $7950 per yr. $Jr. High 8480. Need-based financial aid available.
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
Weekly Rate - $200 Daily Rate - $45 per day Registration Fee - $35
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jody LeDuc
Admissions Associate


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars

Club or Organization:
ASB/Student Leadership, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Drama Club, Photography

Recreational Athletic Programs:
After School Sports, Playball

School Notes

  • Escondido Christian is a school committed to the total development of the child. To reach all children's needs, the school has a resource center and a program for SST's for students. In addition, the school is committed to providing enriching experiences to the students with dedicated art, music, technology, and physical education classes. ECS has an excellent musical theatre program beginning in 3rd grade. In person instruction, project-based learning and collaboration are utilized at all grade levels, paired with a traditional program of academic excellence. Our college-prep high school program is a cutting edge blend of personalized learning and collaborative activities with a focus on missions and leadership. ECS ensures that students move on to college with consistent success.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Escondido Christian School cost?
Escondido Christian School's tuition is approximately $7,950 for private students and $190 for summer students.
What is the acceptance rate of Escondido Christian School?
The acceptance rate of Escondido Christian School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.
Does Escondido Christian School offer a summer program?
Yes, Escondido Christian School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Escondido Christian School offer?
Escondido Christian School offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Escondido Christian School's ranking?
Escondido Christian School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Largest student body and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Escondido Christian School?
The application deadline for Escondido Christian School is Apr. 1 / Aug. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Apr. 1 / Aug. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Escondido Christian School located?
Escondido Christian School is located in the Central Escondido neighborhood of Escondido, CA. There are 4 other private schools located in Central Escondido.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
I absolutely love this school, the staff is caring and know all the students by name. The principal is at drop off early in the Morning and greets the children and parents. My son has attended since kindergarten, he is now in high school and ECS really helped set a good foundation that my son is able to carry with him through high school and values that will help him through adult hood.
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My son flourishes at ECS. . . Everyone at this school is committed to providing a Christ centered education for the children. You can see and feel the Lords love flow thru them and into these children's lives. Escondido Christian school has been a huge blessing to us. I am thankful the caring staff and enrichment my son is receiving.
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My son is now in his second year attending ECS. There are no words to describe the LOVE... attention, compassion, and support... my son and we as parents receive from all the school staff ongoing. Because of this CARING... eviroment my son is thriving....educationally. We as parents need to relaize this is the most critical factor in selecting a school. Somewhere where it's not just said ....or in a mission statement but truly demonstrated..... "Every child is unique and supported in their own individual way". My son previously attended two very high cost "Christian" schools south and west of the Escondido area and all along ECS was tight here in Escondido where we live! My son, still often ask me, "Mommy, why did it take you so long to find ECS"? My answer is always the same, I''m sorry....but here you will stay.... until you graduate!! Annamarie
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My three children have all blossomed at ECS. I am so thankful for the caring staff, wonderful enrichment programs, and exciting sports. The reasonably-priced before-and after school daycare is a godsend!
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 364 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,950
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 17 students
  • Application Deadline: Apr. 1 / Aug. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Escondido, CA is $8,507 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Escondido, CA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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