Our elementary campus is conveniently located one mile north of the preschool campus. We are a traditional Christian elementary school with a full-service meal and snack program. Like the preschool, we also offer services year-round and are closed only 8-10 days per year.


Our program serves children ages 5 through fifth grade. We offer a well-rounded curricula that provides a great foundation for our students. We use Abeka and a variety of other sources of curricula. Our staff is uniquely stable (several have been at Pines for over 20 years) providing very consistent academic results. 


​Families often describe our campus as having a "family atmosphere". We believe it is our caring staff that nurture that feeling- and that makes our school different than many other schools. We strive to foster a life-long love for learning, building a strong foundation for social, emotional, academic, physical and spiritual growth.


For more information, please stop by the elementary campus for a tour! 

*Preschool ages 2-5 years *Elementary ages 5 through fifth grade

In addition to our classroom work, we offer a variety of fun extracurricular activities. These are available to our students at no additional cost. Although the activities vary from semester to semester, we offer 2-3 classes per grade every week:


  • Physical Education
  • Science Club
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Technology Class
  • Boy's Character Club​ (seasonal)


The following classes are offered after school for an additional fee:


  • Dance
  • Music
  • Gymnastics
  • Piano Lessons


Details and fees are available in the office!

extracurricular activities

Call us today!  

(310) 325-1213

Our preschool campus is conveniently located one mile south of the main campus. We are a licensed childcare center with a full-service meal program. Like the elementary school, we also offer services year-round and are closed only 8-10 days per year.


Our program serves children as young as 24 months through age 5 (prekindergarten). While we promote social skills we are an academic preschool where every child has the opportunity to learn at their level. We use Abeka and a variety of other sources of curricula. 


​Pines Preschool is a place where kids can discover new and creative experiences. Our caring staff will help foster self confidence and sense of community. We strive to foster a life-long love for learning, building a strong foundation for social, emotional, academic, physical and spiritual growth.


For more information, click on the preschool link at the top of the homepage. 

Blast from the past!

To all of our past students and faculty, we love and miss you and hope you will come back and visit us soon!

  • 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













The music to this video is a live recording from one of our chapels with Pastor Dave and Princess Peggy!



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.


Who are we?

Pines christian school is the continuing ministry of 

western avenue baptist church, a 60 year-old 

501c3 religious organization dedicated to the education and development of all god's children.

Academics

Why Choose Pines?


Preschool Campus is located at 1516 Ahaheim Street, Harbor City, CA 90710

Elementary Campus is located at 25200 S. Western Avenue, Harbor City, CA 90710

Two convenient campuses to serve you. 

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