La Jolla Country Day School

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 States 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. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions, Boys Club Lacrosse, Cello Ensemble, Chess Academy, Computer Programming, Drawing for Kindergarten, Extended Day, Flag Football, Girls Club Lacrosse, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Little Torrey Soccer, Spanish, Torrey Boys Lacrosse, Yoga, Youth Circus Cello Ensemble, Chess Academy, Extended Day, Flag Football, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Spanish, Yoga, Youth Circus, 3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions,
Boys Club Lacrosse,
Computer Programming,
Drawing for Kindergarten,
Girls Club Lacrosse,
Little Torrey Soccer,
Torrey Boys Lacrosse,

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Profile last updated: 08/21/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Torah High School Of San Diego (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Early Childhood Education Center Ucsd (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Early Childhood Education Center Ucsd (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • La Jolla
    Grades: PK-KG | 195 students
    0.4 miles
    9224 Regents Rd Ste C
    La Jolla, CA 92037
  • San Diego
    Childtime Learning Centers
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 12 students
    0.4 miles
    4545 La Jolla Village Drive Suite E-1
    San Diego, CA 92122
  • San Diego
    Grades: PK-6 | 154 students
    0.6 miles
    9001 Towne Centre Drive
    San Diego, CA 92122
  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 44 students
    0.7 miles
    9001towne Centre Dr
    San Diego, CA 92112
  • La Jolla
    Grades: K-1 | 40 students
    1.7 miles
    8745 La Jolla Scenic Dr N
    La Jolla, CA 92037

School Reviews

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.
- Posted by Parent, 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.
- Posted by Parent, 10/08/15

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