Jacksonville Country Day School

Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #1 - Jacksonville Country Day School offers a challenging and innovative curriculum tailored to your child's age and ability levels.
Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #2 - Through innovative learning and the latest technology, Jacksonville Country Day School students are fully prepared for their futures.
Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #3 - 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.
Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #4 - 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 Photo #5 - Jacksonville Country Day School offers students small class sizes and individual attention.
Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #6 - 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 Photo #7 - 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 Photo #8 - Jacksonville Country Day School is a diverse community where children learn to interact and value those from other cultures.
Jacksonville Country Day School Photo #9 - 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 prepares Pre-K 3 through 6th grade students for academic success.

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School Overview

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)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-6
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorKrista Pizzi
Admissions AssociateKatie Bono


Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBallet, Basketball, Cheering, Dance, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming, VolleyballBalletBasketball,
Flag FootballGymnastics,
Indoor SoccerMartial 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

School Notes

  • Through intellectual exploration, which involves project-based and transformative learning experiences, Jacksonville Country Day School prepares students for academic success. 
  • Strengthened by a supportive and nurturing community of educators, peers, and parents, JCDS students learn to approach challenges with creativity, perseverance, and confidence so that they can succeed.  
  • JCDS is committed to connecting with our community. This allows JCDS students to develop positive relationships that are grounded in empathy, respect, and thoughtful communication.
  • JCDS students come to understand that responsibility is essential to having a healthy and productive life. Students also learn that through teamwork and leading by example, even the toughest challenges can be mastered.

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    Grades: NS-5 | 89 students
    4.4 miles
    3718 Salisbury Road
    Jacksonville, FL 32216
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    5.5 miles
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
JCDS offers the finest elementary education in the entire North Florida area. The students learn concepts through active participation and project-oriented classes. Class sizes are smaller, allowing teachers to give attention to individuals and differentiate in their teaching strategies. The students have PE every day and enjoy additional resource classes in art, music, Spanish and science. There is a family feeling in a wonderful, safe environment. The campus is absolutely gorgeous.
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This is our 6th year at JCDS and we couldn't be more happy with our school. Our children are getting a great education, while having programs not typical in most elementary schools, such as daily PE and recess, swimming, Spanish, art, and music to name a few. There is a focus on character education as well as many wonderful enrichment opportunities. In addition, the teachers and staff are wonderful, caring people who provide an ideal environment for learning and success.
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The average private school tuition in Jacksonville, FL is $7,465 for elementary schools and $8,299 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Jacksonville, FL is 90% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).