Jacksonville Country Day School

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

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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 Prekindergarten-6
Year Founded1960
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Studentsn/a
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
39%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
49%
Average Class Size18 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Admissions DirectorKrista Pizzi
Admissions AssociateLori Hall

Sports

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

Extracurriculars

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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    (904)722-9223
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