Jacksonville Country Day School

  • 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 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 Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1960

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%

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 AssociateLori Hall


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

Jacksonville Country Day School provides the highest quality educational experience through:
  • 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.
  • nurturing environment where students feel at home, safe, and emotionally secure as they learn.
  • 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.
  • 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!
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