Jacksonville Country Day School
Through innovative learning and the latest technology, Jacksonville Country Day School students are fully prepared for their futures.
Whole child education lets children develop their full range of talents while building confidence. All students participate in art, Spanish, technology, library, science lab, and music classes about once a week.
JCDS students enjoy daily PE, which includes swimming, and recess. This focus on healthy activity supports optimal classroom learning as exercise is proven to improve brain function.
Jacksonville Country Day School offers a safe campus and state-of-the-art facilities that are centered around giving children an ideal environment for learning and growing.
Jacksonville Country Day School differentiates learning to ensure that instruction and programs are tailored to the learning needs of individual students.
Jacksonville Country Day School is a diverse community where children learn to interact and value those from other cultures.
A school culture of continual learning through professional development leads to an enthusiastic faculty who follow best practices and stay current with the latest research.
- Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) has been helping children plant solid roots to grow into successful adults in a rapidly changing world since 1960. We help your child grow into his or her full potential through a unique focus on the whole child. Our highly effective and nurturing faculty teaches children to think, not just memorize, and to care about others and their world. Jacksonville Country Day School offers: A challenging curriculum tailored to your child`s age and ability levelsCharacter and social-emotional development
- Small class sizes and individual attention A school culture that develops a lifetime love of learning
- Daily recess and PE, which includes swimming The latest technology balanced by learning from nature
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS)
Florida Kindergarten Council (FKC)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-6|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 32%
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||60 teachers|
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||18 students|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
|Admissions Director||Krista Pizzi|
|Admissions Associate||Lori Hall|
|Total Sports Offered||11 sports|
|Sports||Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBallet, Basketball,|
Flag Football, Gymnastics,
Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts,
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||12 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Art Sharks, Ballet, Band, Cheerleading, Chorus, Jazzy J's, Karate, Lego League, Math Olympiad|
Arts and Music Programs:
Little Sharks: Enrichment Explorations
Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Academy, Soccer Team
Jacksonville Country Day School provides the highest quality educational experience through:
- A highly effective faculty and staff who teach children to think and care about their world.
- Character education that reinforces values taught at home. The program emphasizes empathy and kindness. Service learning is a key part of the program, and all faculty and staff members model the values they teach.
- A nurturing environment where students feel at home, safe, and emotionally secure as they learn.
- A challenging and innovative curriculum so that students become self-directed learners and independent, critical thinkers. Students develop teamwork and problem-solving skills, and enhance their creativity, through project-based learning.
- The development of social and emotional skills.
- A diverse community where children learn to interact and value those from other cultures so they are better prepared for their future schools and workplaces.
- A focus on living healthy, which is reinforced through daily physical education and recess, supports optimal classroom learning as exercise and nutrition are proven to improve brain function.
- Developmentally appropriate practices that lead to a self-directed and engaged child who is taught at the right level for her or his age and ability.
- A school culture of continual learning through professional development leads to an enthusiastic faculty who follow best practices and stay current with the latest research.
- Whole child education lets children develop their full range of talents while building confidence. All students participate in art, Spanish, technology, library, science lab, and music classes about once a week.
- A safe campus and state-of-the-art facilities that are centered around giving children an ideal environment for learning and growing.
- Differentiated learning to ensure that instruction and program are tailored to the learning needs of individual students.
- A full slate of after school enrichment programs including dance, band, swimming, art, team sports, and more!
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- JacksonvilleGrades: PK-8 | 536 students
11600 Old Saint Augustine Road
Jacksonville, FL 32258
- JacksonvilleGrades: PK-12 | 1443 students
2701 Hodges Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32224
- Saint JohnsGrades: K-9 | 82 students
2353 State Road 13
Saint Johns, FL 32259
- Saint AugustineGrades: K-8 | 270 students
259 Saint George St
Saint Augustine, FL 32084
- JacksonvilleGrades: PK-12 | 1677 students
7400 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32217
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