Encinitas Country Day School

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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 Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedmild learning differences
Year Founded1988
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students432 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeEncinitas Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size16 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(burgundy, navy & khaki)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies for primary, kindergarten, lower and middle school programs
Admissions DirectorKathleen Porterfield
Admissions AssociateJeffrey Peterson

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Dance, Flag Football, Golf, Soccer, Surf Team, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DanceFlag Football,
GolfSoccer,
Surf TeamTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

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

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
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