Mission Hills’ Resident Hosts City Tree Christian School Event

| June 6, 2013 | 0 Comments

 

Virginia Whitelock (left) of Mission Hills stands next to Sue Kennedy, principal of City Tree Christian School.

Virginia Whitelock (left) of Mission Hills stands next to Sue Kennedy, principal of City Tree Christian School.

This past month, Virginia Whitelock of Mission Hills hosted an event at her home to introduce City Tree Christian School to me and other individuals who might not know of its existence. City Tree Christian School is located at 320 Date Street in the Bankers Hills area and currently has 220 students enrolled.

City Tree Christian School offers programs for preschool (ages 2-5), elementary (grades K-5) and middle school (grades 6-8). The mission of the school is to serve as an outreach of First Presbyterian Church, committed to integrating educational excellence with the teaching of Jesus Christ found in the Bible. The children who attend the school are both ethnically and socio-economically diverse. The principal, Sue Kennedy, said that the goal of the school is to educate children from ages two through eighth grade, with an emphasis on mind, body and spirit.

Five of the 15 students graduating from eighth grade were also present to perform with musical instruments, accompanied and directed by their music instructor. Later, the students made short presentations on the school and how they have benefitted from attending City Tree Christian School.

I found their musical presentation and speeches to be very professional and quite mature for 14-year old girls. All of them were poised and confident during the Q&A session that followed.

Also present were two parents whose children have attended the school. Both had only glowing remarks about the schools’ strong academic program. They both said that the school motivates academic excellence, but also provides a framework through which children learn to develop critical and analytical reasoning skills, appreciate the arts and creative expression, develop strong minds and bodies, and become model citizens and leaders.

City Tree Christian School is currently accepting applications for the upcoming school year and
invites anyone interested in learning more visit their website (www.citytree.org) or call for an appointment to schedule a tour, (619)232-3794 or contact the office via email at office@citytree.org.

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