Encinitas Country Day School

3616 Manchester Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024-0920
Tel: (760)942-1111
Grades: PK-8 | 432 students
Principal, Graeg Lehmunn addresses Middle School students at fall Student Council elections.
Principal, Graeg Lehmunn addresses Middle School students at fall Student Council elections.
Encinitas Country Day School is a K-8 elementary and middle school accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (W.A.S.C.) and dedicated to support student development through balanced intellectual, creative, physical and personal development.  Traditional academic instruction is enriched by hands-on learning opportunities, visual and performing arts training, physical education, college preparatory courses at middle school level and ongoing attention to citizenship and character.
 Our multi-dimensional approach is proven to capture student interest and inspire a love of learning, self-direction, self-control and strength of character at an early age.
 College preparatory coursework and a focus on developing independent thinking,strength of character and leadership skills in the middle years prepares students for the rigors, freedom and challenges of student life at the high school level.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported mild learning differences
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 432 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Encinitas Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(burgundy, navy & khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Mar. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies for primary, kindergarten, lower and middle school programs
Admissions Director Kathleen Porterfield
Admissions Associate Jeffrey Peterson


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
Surf TeamTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Chess Club, Dance Club, Middle School Tutorials, Music 'n Motion, Sports Club, Sports League, The Actor's Studio Chess Club, Dance Club, Sports Club, Sports League, Middle School Tutorials,
Music 'n Motion,
The Actor's Studio,

School Notes:

  • Library and Librarian
  • Media Center and Technology Instruction
  • Science Lab and on-campus Conservation Area and Instruction
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Classrooms, Studio, Amphitheater and Instruction
  • Playing field, Hard court and Natural running track for P.E. Instruction
  • Certificated faculty for academic support at all levels
  • High academic standards
  • Support for learning differences
  • Standardized Testing
  • After school and summer classes, programs and camps
  • Individual, team and league sports
  • Active and welcoming parent-teacher organization
  • Involved students who love to learn

Profile last updated: 11/25/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Grauer School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sanderling Waldorf School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Sanderling Waldorf School (0.4 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Encinitas
    Sanderling Waldorf School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-6 | 180 students
    0.4 miles
    1578 S El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Grades: 7-12 | 164 students
    0.7 miles
    1500 El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Encinitas
    Lighthouse Christian School
    Daycare / Preschool (Pentecostal)
    Grades: NS-PK | 9 students
    1.1 miles
    510 South El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
  • Solana Beach
    Grades: NS-6 | 104 students
    1.3 miles
    1010 Solana Dr., P.O. Box 745
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Encinitas
    Bethlehem Community Early Chil
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: NS-PK | 180 students
    1.5 miles
    925 Balour Dr
    Encinitas, CA 92024

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