Please note: everyone on campus is required to wear masks and follow the recommended social distancing protocols. Office hours are Tuesday - Thursday from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Thank you!

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide an excellent neighborhood based and college preparatory education for the middle and high school students who reside in City Heights.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see our graduates succeed in the college or university of their choice and become community leaders who work for positive change in City Heights and beyond.

Please note: The California Parent and Youth Helpline provides support and resource referrals to parent and youth during the current COVID-19 pandemic, 7-days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Call or text 1-855-4APARENT (855-427-2736) for services in English, Spanish and other languages. For more information, please visit:

For important information about our campus reopening, click here.

Our Public Notice regarding our Education Specialist is here.





In accordance with local public health authorities and the San Diego Unified School District, City Heights Prep transitioned to Distance Learning at the end of the 2019/2020 school year in order to curb the potential transmission of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will move into the 2020/2021 school year in a similar fashion. We invite our families to familiarize themselves with the tangible tools and resilience strategies that they can use within their homes, and to look through our Operations Written Report and its approval from our Board (as further noted by our Director).


To view an overview of City Heights Prep’s response to the COVID-19 mandated Distance Learning, please click here


To learn more about the current meal distribution procedures and the locations that are available to students, click here.


Select companies are offering free wi-fi to qualifying customers. Contact us for help getting connected and learn more by clicking here.

Please visit our Students & Families Page to stay up to date with important Distance Learning announcements & policies.

We represent over 17 countries and 28 languages

Keeping with our mission of being a walkable neighborhood-based school, we serve a high proportion of students who have arrived to City Heights from various countries around the world. Our students come from Cambodia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Haiti, Iran, Kenya, Malaysia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nepal, The Republic of Congo, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Uganda, The United States, and Vietnam.

Here, we prepare students for collegiate success

We offer a variety of Academic Courses & After School Clubs

We recognize that every student has a unique set of talents, dreams, and interests. Because of that, in addition to our rigorous academic courses, we provide a wide range of after school clubs for students to choose from.

*Currently impacted by COVID-19


ELA, Reading, Language Intervention


Earth Science, Life Science, AP Psychology, Biology


Study & Life Skills

Foreign Language

French, Spanish, and German


P.E., Soccer, Volleyball, Fitness Club, Girls Basketball


IM, Algebra I & II, Geometry

Government & History

World History, Social Studies, Government/Economics


Art, AP Art, Art Honors Society

Other Electives & Afterschool Clubs

ASB, Drama, Yearbook, Project Lead the Way, Robotics, JROTC, Geometry, Gay Straight Alliance, Environmental Superheroes, Dance, Gardening, Girls Club 

Looking to join City Heights Prep?

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