Sacramento Country Day School

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Sacramento Country Day School Photo #1 - With low student-teacher ratios, Sacramento Country Day School offers a highly-personalized educational experience that challenges students to innovate, and explore in a flexible academic program.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #2 - Each year, 100 percent of our graduates are accepted to four-year institutions of higher learning including the nation's most well known and widely respected colleges and universities.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #3 - Project-based learning and experiential education are hallmarks of Sacramento Country Day School's engaging, student-centered curriculum.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #4 - Sacramento Country Day School students share laughter and make life-long friendships while learning to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately - in and out of the classroom.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #5 - Sacramento Country Day School's Arts Program is an essential part of the day-to-day life of our students across the three divisions of our school.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #6 - Physical Education is an integral part of a Sacramento Country Day School education to ensure that every child has the opportunity for maximum development in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #7 - Sacramento Country Day School's spacious art studio enable students to develops excellent technique and an appreciation for the process of art creation. Each fall, the school also participates in a National Art Honor Society Chalk Mural event.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #8 - Sacramento Country Day School students are involved in their community and the world. Each year, our students support a local food bank with donations of 200-500 pounds of fresh produce from our campus garden.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #9 - Country Day's athletic program fosters the growth of well-rounded, confident young adults in an age-appropriate manner. With close to 40 teams in 14 different sports, almost 80% of high school and middle school students participate in athletics.
Founded in 1964, Sacramento Country Day School is an independent, college-preparatory, day school for students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.
Country Day offers a dynamic, thoughtful curriculum that balances deep academic inquiry with ample opportunities for creative expression and the freedom to grow and develop socially and emotionally through relationship-building and play.
Our mission is clear and simple: Country Day inspires intellectual discovery and engages a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 489 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,780
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1964
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
489 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Sacramento Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
72 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
21 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP European History, AP French Language & Culture, AP Latin, AP Microeconomics, AP Physics, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language & Culture, AP Studio Art, AP US History
Average SAT score
1374
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Dec. 20 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition 2020-2021 Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten: $21,270 1st – 5th grades: $23,950 6th – 8th grades: $25,460 9th – 12th grades: $27,690 International Students (9th-12th grades): $33,800
% on Financial Aid
32%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dana Vargo

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Black Student Union, Community Service Club, Esports Club, LatinX Club, LGBTQ Alliance, Literary Magazine, Mock Trial Team, MS/HS Robotics, Quiz Bowl Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir and Band

School Notes

  • Founded in 1964, Sacramento Country Day School is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory, day school serving students in pre-kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • Sacramento Country Day's low student:teacher ratios allow our teachers to build a personalized rapport with each of their students.
  • From daily P.E. to world language instruction, from visual art education,  including art history to our literacy reenforcing library program, our instrumental and vocal music program to our enriched approach to science eduation, Sacramento Country Day offers an unparalleled, well-rounded program that yeilds exceptional results: happy, well-adjusted high school graduates who know themselves and have already uncovered some of the ways their unique strengths and abilities will assist them in positively impacting the world. 
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 489 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $23,780
  • Acceptance rate: 50%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 20 / rolling

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The average private school tuition in Sacramento, CA is $11,073 for elementary schools and $11,898 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento, CA is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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