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.
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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 - Sacramento Country Day is the #1 Private High School in the Sacramento area. Our students lead Sacramento County with a 90% admission rate to UCs, surpassing all public and private high schools in the area. Each year 100% of our graduates are accepted to four year institutions of higher learning including the nation's most well known and widely respected colleges
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #3 - Sacramento Country Day provides a school environment that recognizes our differences as strengths and provides a diverse, inclusive and supportive community.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #4 - 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.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #5 - Sacramento Country Day students share fun experiences 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 #6 - Sacramento Country Day's Arts Program is an essential part of the day-to-day life of our students across all three divisions of our school.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #7 - 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 #8 - Sacramento Country Day's spacious art studio enables students to develop excellent techniques 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 #9 - Student-centered, interactive programs empower our Country Day students to develop their academic, athletic, and extra-curricular interests in a small class setting.
Sacramento Country Day School Photo #10 - Sacramento Country Day 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 is an independent, coeducational school providing a dynamic, holistic, and academically challenging environment for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th Grade.
We inspire intellectual discovery and engage a diverse community to think critically, live creatively, and act compassionately, each and every day.
Small class sizes and a dynamic learning environment provide Sacramento Country Day students the opportunity to discover and joyfully pursue their unique strengths and develop a lifelong love of learning. With unparalleled curriculum, outstanding faculty and a diverse community, we have been inspiring discovery since 1964.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Sacramento Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
587 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
47%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Sacramento Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
73 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
56%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
16 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, 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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Feb. 16 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition 2023-2024 Pre-Kindergarten - Kindergarten: $24,000 1st – 5th grades: $27,060 6th – 8th grades: $28,770 9th – 12th grades: $31,290 International (9th-12th): $38,300
% on Financial Aid
32%
Acceptance Rate
65%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dana Vargo
Admissions Associate
Emily Wilson
Endowment Size
$3.7 million

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

  • On a beautiful, 11-acre expansive campus specifically developed for each of our three divisions, Sacramento Country Day School serves students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12.
  • As an independent, co-ed, college-preparatory school, Sacramento Country Day's 9:1 student teacher ratio allows our teachers to build a personalized rapport with each of their students; inspiring enthusiasm for their subjects and igniting your child's lifelong love of learning.
  • From P.E. to world language, from visual arts to our literacy library program, from our instrumental and vocal music program to our enriched approach to science education, Sacramento Country Day offers an unparalleled, well-rounded program that yields 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Sacramento Country Day School?
The acceptance rate of Sacramento Country Day School is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Sacramento Country Day School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Does Sacramento Country Day School offer a summer program?
Yes, Sacramento Country Day School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Sacramento Country Day School offer?
Sacramento Country Day School offers 12 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Golf, Snowboarding, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Sacramento Country Day School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Sacramento Country Day School's ranking?
Sacramento Country Day School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Highest average SAT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Sacramento Country Day School?
The application deadline for Sacramento Country Day School is Feb. 16 / rolling (applications are due on Feb. 16 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 587 students
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Feb. 16 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Sacramento, CA is $11,909 for elementary schools and $10,636 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Sacramento, CA is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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