Encinitas Country Day School

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Encinitas Country Day School Photo #1 - 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.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 432 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 15 / rolling

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Encinitas Country Day School places among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
mild learning differences
Year Founded
1988
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
432 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
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

Sports

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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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 432 students
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 15 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Diego County, CA is $13,144 for elementary schools and $19,441 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Diego County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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