Please note: everyone on campus is required to wear masks and follow the recommended social distancing protocols. 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.




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). As of May 3rd, 2021 we are transitioning into a hybrid model that incorporates in-person learning and distance learning, depending on our families preferences. We invite our families to familiarize themselves with the tangible tools and resilience strategies that they can continue to use within their homes, and to look through our school’s Reopening Plan, COVID Prevention Plan, Guidance Checklist, and Injury and Prevention Program as we implement this new learning model. 

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

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:

Our Public Notice regarding our Education Specialist is here.

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?

Get in touch today!