The Christian alternative to public education

A tradition of quality Christian education

(310) 325-1213


About Us


The Pines Christian School is continuing the ministry started by Western Avenue Baptist Church and Schools over sixty years ago. We are a 501C3 non-profit organization devoted to the education of elementary children. We offer a quality Christian education, complimentary food service, and extended day care at prices that rival other institution’s prices for childcare alone.

Why Choose Pines?


Small Classes
Open from 6 am to 6 pm
Complimentary Meals and Snacks
Closed only 9 days per year
Quality Academics
Study Hall for Homework
On Campus Music Classes
On Campus Gymnastics
On Campus Karate
On Campus Tutoring
Kids Night Out (open till 9 pm most Fridays)
Awesome Summer School 



At Pines Christian School, we continue to adhere to a time-honored traditional education. We utilize a variety of curricula but the foundation of our education is Abeka. It is a 'Christ-centered' format that extends our values in our Faith, community, and moral ethics. Although Abeka is used for most of our core subjects, we also use: Scholastic, Studies Weekly, SRA, RFU, Houghton Mifflin and others. 
While our fundamentals provide a solid academic foundation, we also nurture critical thinking skills and real life applications. Unlike public schools, we do not teach to the Common Core standards, but those benchmarks and concepts are met when students graduate from Pines. Our small class size offers endless possibilities for growth in addition to personal interactions that nurture spiritual, social, and emotional maturity. 

Preschool Campus

At Pines Christian Preschool, we provide a “full-service” program to better serve our busy families. Convenient services like complimentary food service and extended day care hours are available year round. We have developed a balanced academic program created to provide an exciting and active learning environment. This well-rounded program is offered at an affordable rate.

We have designed our facilities to be totally Kid Friendly!  You are invited to experience the happy sounds of children at play—call us to schedule a tour! 

Nurturing Staff

Our staff of qualified nurturing teachers are all ECE certified and have current CPR and First Aid certifications. We hire only experienced and nurturing teachers to care for our students. 

Complimentary Meals and Snacks!

Meals and snacks are always included with your tuition. We serve a variety of meals every week, such as: spaghetti, hot dogs, sandwiches, oven baked chicken or chicken nuggets, quesadillas, tacos, and much more. Pick up a monthly menu from the preschool office. 


Additional Preschool Information


Our preschool campus is conveniently located one mile south of the main campus at 1516 Anaheim Street Harbor City, CA 90710. Enrollment forms are available on campus.

Elementary Campus Information

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Prov. 22:6

Our facilities were designed from the ground up as a school. It’s open beamed ceilings in the classrooms, dining room, and chapel give it a camp-like atmosphere. Kids love our modern playgrounds complete with a mini-amphitheatre. Our air-conditioned Chapel is the perfect setting for watching a video on our 12-foot theatre screen or listening to a guest speaker. Because so many of our students spend so much time on campus each week, we have designed our facilities to be totally Kid Friendly! You are invited to experience the happy sounds of children at play—stop by any time! 


The Registration Process for New and Returning Students

  1. Pass the entrance/placement exam $25.00 (Kindergarten has no test). Or, you  must have been promoted from The Pines into the desired grade. Students  will be placed in an appropriate grade based on ability, not age. 
  2. Pay the Annual Registration/Book Fee of $265.00. The Registration/Book Fee must be paid before school starts, unless prior arrangements have been made. 
  3. Pay the Annual Student Activity Fee of $75.00 

The Registration Fee is not refundable.

Re-enrolling students receive a discount; see the Rate Sheet for current prices. 

Required Documentation

 1. Bring a copy of your child’s Birth Certificate.

 2. Bring a copy of your child’s Immunization Record. 

3. Complete the Student Packet.

  a. Read and sign the Tuition and Payment Information Sheet

  b. Read and sign the Discipline Policy Sheet

  c. Read and sign the Statement of Faith

  d. Fill-out and sign the Application

  e. Fill-out and sign the Emergency Form

  f. Read and sign the King’s Way Church Trip Slip


A Note from the Principal

I have been blessed to be a part of Pines Christian School since 1994.   To see it grow and flourish has been a wonderful journey for me.  Each year we add to the physical plant with fundraisers and parent participation but most importantly we see the “real” growth in our students.  They begin their academic journey with little to no life experience.  They see a big world but do not see their place in it.  As the year progresses we get to see them grow and mature in many ways.  They make great strides physically and academically but most importantly they grow in character. 

This year our students participated in St. Jude’s, helping fight childhood cancer. We collected pennies to help Tarahumara Indian children in Mexico get a chance at education.  We sent over 26 boxes to our military to bring Christmas to our troops.  We had a children’s choir from Uganda for a special chapel. This summer we will again have many children from Japan and China share our campus.

Our students are learning that while the world is a big place, each and every one of us has an important role to play.  This an important part of building character and a big part of the Pines experience. 

Mrs. I


Summer Camp

 Our eight week summer program begins on Monday, June 24th. Our program is "pay as you go" and once registered, you pay only for the weeks you attend. We have a good balance of playtime and study time. There is academic instruction every morning from 9 am-12 noon (Mon-Thurs). Each afternoon we offer a variety of free activities, including dance, crafts, group projects, movies, water slide, moonbounce, karate, game time, and other fun activities. These activities are not just fun, they also teach coordination, cooperation, and listening skills. Every Friday we go on a field trip.

Academics- Monday through Thursday begin with three hours of academic study. Our goal for the academic portion of the summer is to reinforce what the students have learned the previous year and to help prepare them for the next year. Many of our field trips are educational as well as entertaining.

Field Trips- There are field trips every Friday. We have five bus trips (Example trips- Zoo, Seaside Lagoon, Cabrillo Aquarium).

Meals- are complimentary. We serve a variety of meals every week, such as: spaghetti, hot dogs, sandwiches, chicken, quesadillas, tacos, and much more. A menu for the entire summer is available in the office.

Snacks- We serve complimentary fruit every morning for nutrition break. Milk, juice, fruit snacks, and other items are available in the cafeteria for a fee. $10 snack cards can be purchased in the office.

Note- If your child is a picky eater (or on a restrictive diet) you are welcome to pack a sack lunch for the day. All meals will be served as written. Aquarium, Science Center) and four local walking trips. We provide transportation, supervision, admission, and lunch for every trip. If your child is on a restrictive diet, you are welcome to pack a sack lunch for the day.

Trip Shirt- The 2019 trip shirt must be worn every Friday. For safety reasons, there are absolutely no exceptions to this rule. Additional trip shirts will be available to purchase at the rate of $10 each, while supplies last.

 McDonald’s Monday- You have a choice of lunch two options every Monday. You are welcome to eat the complimentary lunch or you can purchase lunch from McDonald's. Fill out the McDonald's menu in the office and pay the fees ($4-$5 per lunch) and the food will be delivered directly to the school. Please bring exact change.  

Contact Us

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Administrative staff: 

Linda Ingersoll- Principal 

P. Troy Ingersoll- Vice Principal

Mary Ingersoll-Accounting

The Pines Christian School

25200 S. Western Ave., Harbor City, CA 90710, us

(310) 325-1213


Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed