Lancaster Country Day School

An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lancaster Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
1908

Student Body

Total Students
570 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Lancaster Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
84%
Average Class Size
12 students
Number of AP Courses
15 courses
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
1296
(Out of 1600)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
43%
Admissions Director
SANDRA ABRAHAM
Admissions Associate
RUBY DHILLON

Sports

School Notes

  • An independent, college-preparatory school founded in 1908, Lancaster Country Day School combines a rigorous curriculum with a supportive and encouraging faculty to ensure that every preschool-12th grade student receives the best education available. In addition to Lancaster, students come from Hershey, York and Reading to become part of our vibrant, high-spirited community.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Lancaster Country Day School offer?
Lancaster Country Day School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball and Winter Track. Lancaster Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for most sports offered.
What is Lancaster Country Day School's ranking?
Lancaster Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Pennsylvania for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Lancaster Country Day School?
The application deadline for Lancaster Country Day School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

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Our child is in her eighth year at Country Day. We are so proud of the student she is, and the woman she is becoming. Her interest in learning, confidence in tackling challenging subjects and persistence to the end is a testament to the teaching and encouragement she has received from her devoted teachers in the classroom, in the Arts and on the athletic fields. We are confident she will be prepared for her future with her life at LCDS as a stronghold.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked PA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 570 students
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Lancaster County, PA is $10,898 for elementary schools and $12,873 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Lancaster County, PA is 91% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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