La Jolla Country Day School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
Tel: (858)453-3440
  • La Jolla Country Day School is the school of choice for families who value an education that develops people of good character and enables children to achieve their potential as scholars, artists and athletes of character.
  • The mission of La Jolla County Day School is to prepare individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth, and social responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1926

Student Body

Total Students1155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 43%
Students by GradeLa Jolla Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers210 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses21 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress Code but no uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 2
Tuition NotesNursery (5 half days or 3 full days): $14,110 Nursery (5 full days): $17,640 Jr. Kindergarten (5 half days): $14,990 Jr. Kindergarten (5 full days): $18,740 Kindergarten–Grade 4: $26,630 Grade 5–Grade 8: $30,540 Grade 9–Grade 12: $30,920
% on Financial Aid
19%
Acceptance Rate
63%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorInez Odom
Admissions AssociateJudith Gross

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water PoloBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
FencingField Hockey,
Flag FootballFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseRock Climbing,
SoccerSoftball,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,
Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions, Art Through the Ages, Boys Club Lacrosse, Cello Ensemble, Cello Lessons, Chess - Middle School, Chess Academy, Computer Programming, Drawing for Kindergarten, Extended Day, Flag Football, Girls Club Lacrosse, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Little Torrey Cheer, Little Torrey Flag Football, Little Torrey Soccer, Lower School Spanish, Mandarin Chinese Class, Persian/Farsi Language Class, Spanish, Teen Esteem, Torrey Boys Lacrosse, Yoga, Youth Circus Cello Ensemble, Cello Lessons, Chess Academy, Extended Day, Flag Football, Homework Club, Junior Theater, Spanish, Teen Esteem, Yoga, Youth Circus, 3D Printing: Make Your Own Inventions,
Art Through the Ages,
Boys Club Lacrosse,
Chess - Middle School,
Computer Programming,
Drawing for Kindergarten,
Girls Club Lacrosse,
Little Torrey Cheer,
Little Torrey Flag Football,
Little Torrey Soccer,
Lower School Spanish,
Mandarin Chinese Class,
Persian/Farsi Language Class,
Torrey Boys Lacrosse,

School Notes

  • Watch videos about La Jolla Country Day School:
  • The Arts Program at LJCDS:  http://www.ljcds.org/Page/Arts
  • Senior Reflections 2016:  https://vimeo.com/168286140
  • The Innovation Lab:  http://www.ljcds.org/Page/Innovation/Welcome
  • Welcome message from Head of School Dr. Gary Krahn: http://www.ljcds.org/Page/About/Welcome
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  8/2/2017
Dr. Krahn is an exceptional Head of School. He is forward thinking and a visionary. The staff and adminstration reflect his positivity and go above and beyond for each student. Our daughter entered LJCDS in 7th grade and had a successful year, academically and socially. The athletics department is superb and gives every student the opportunity to play sports at any level. We are so happy we chose LJCDS and hope to have our son attend next year too! I would highly recommend this school for all ages and grades!
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5  12/7/2015
LJCDS has been a great fit for my kids: flexible enough to mold the experience to fit each child, rigorous enough to challenge them, and caring enough to help them grow into a well-adjusted, community-oriented "achiever". The school has long had the reputation of being progressive in its concern for the dignity of each student while providing a structure around which to build a whole person.
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5  10/8/2015
La Jolla Country Day School offers students an outstanding environment to learn, grow and discover. Our daughter began LJCDS as a shy introvert but today she is a confident, inquisitive learner who wants to make the world better for all.
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5  10/8/2015
My children have excelled at LJCDS in both academics and their social/emotional development. The teachers are exceptional and both of my kids get individualized teaching and time vs other schools where they were expected to mold into a traditional learning style.
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