La Jolla Country Day School

5.00 (3 reviews)
9490 Genesee Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037-0920
Tel: (858)453-3440
Grades: NS-12 | 1155 students
La Jolla Country Day School is the school of choice for families who value an education that develops people of good character and enables children to achieve their potential as scholars, artists and athletes of character.
The mission of La Jolla County Day School is to prepare individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 1155 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade La Jolla Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 210 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 21 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 1
Tuition Notes Nursery (5 half days or 3 full days): $14,110 Nursery (5 full days): $17,640 Jr. Kindergarten (5 half days): $14,990 Jr. Kindergarten (5 full days): $18,740 Kindergarten–Grade 4: $26,630 Grade 5–Grade 8: $30,540 Grade 9–Grade 12: $30,920
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Inez Odom
Admissions Associate Judith Gross


Total Sports Offered 20 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FencingFlag Football,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Rock ClimbingSoccer,
SoftballSurf Team,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions, Art Through the Ages, Boys Club Lacrosse, Cello Ensemble, Cello Lessons, Chess - Middle School, Chess Academy, Computer Programming, Drawing for Kindergarten, Extended Day, Flag Football, Girls Club Lacrosse, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Little Torrey Cheer, Little Torrey Flag Football, Little Torrey Soccer, Lower School Spanish, Mandarin Chinese Class, Persian/Farsi Language Class, Spanish, Teen Esteem, Torrey Boys Lacrosse, Yoga, Youth Circus Cello Ensemble, Cello Lessons, Chess Academy, Extended Day, Flag Football, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Spanish, Teen Esteem, Yoga, Youth Circus, 3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions,
Art Through the Ages,
Boys Club Lacrosse,
Chess - Middle School,
Computer Programming,
Drawing for Kindergarten,
Girls Club Lacrosse,
Little Torrey Cheer,
Little Torrey Flag Football,
Little Torrey Soccer,
Lower School Spanish,
Mandarin Chinese Class,
Persian/Farsi Language Class,
Torrey Boys Lacrosse,

School Notes

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Profile last updated: 06/13/2016

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School Reviews

   5.00 out of 5 (3 reviews)
5.0 Stars   12/07/15
LJCDS has been a great fit for my kids: flexible enough to mold the experience to fit each child, rigorous enough to challenge them, and caring enough to help them grow into a well-adjusted, community-oriented "achiever". The school has long had the reputation of being progressive in its concern for the dignity of each student while providing a structure around which to build a whole person.
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5.0 Stars   10/08/15
La Jolla Country Day School offers students an outstanding environment to learn, grow and discover. Our daughter began LJCDS as a shy introvert but today she is a confident, inquisitive learner who wants to make the world better for all.
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5.0 Stars   10/08/15
My children have excelled at LJCDS in both academics and their social/emotional development. The teachers are exceptional and both of my kids get individualized teaching and time vs other schools where they were expected to mold into a traditional learning style.
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