Encinitas Country Day School

3616 Manchester Avenue
Encinitas, CA 92024-0920
Tel: (760)942-1111
Grades: PK-8 | 454 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.
Hands on Montessori instruction in the lower school and traditional instruction in the middle and high schools, educate students to the highest academic standards and inspire a lifelong love of learning. Extensive visual and performing arts, sciences, media and technology, sports and community service programs round out the school's culture of character, creativity, community and competition.
College preparatory Middle and Upper School classes include AP and opportunities for concurrent college credit.

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 454 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 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(burgundy, navy & khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,750
Tuition Notes Tuition varies for primary, kindergarten, lower and middle school programs
Admissions Director Kathleen Porterfield
Admissions Associate Diane Shepard


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, 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: 11/25/2014

Nearby 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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  • 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
    Grades: K-8 | 300 students
    1.5 miles
    141 S Rancho Santa Fe Road
    Encinitas, CA 92024

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