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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
9490 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone
(858) 453-3440
Website

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,870
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
$25,120
From La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) prepares individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility.

At LJCDS, we inspire greatness for a better world by leading with dignity. We believe that people who achieve greatness have a variety of remarkable qualities. However, four attributes appear most often: a strong work ethic; a moral compass; an ability to leverage resources and mentors; and a desire to challenge the status quo.

LJCDS identifies children of character who are willing to work hard to join our community. We will provide access to resources and mentors in a “what if” environment that surrounds your child with the greatest opportunity to achieve greatness.

La Jolla Country Day School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1330
150 responses
Average ACT
30
116 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 25 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Ringing the bell at graduation
    16%
  • Homecoming
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • Back to school dance
    8%
  • football games
    8%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,101
    65%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    55%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
    55%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $21,280
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
    Poll
    96%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    Very High
    81%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      D+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      C-
    Median Household Income
    $77,115
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,964
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $503,425
    National
    $184,700

    La Jolla Country Day School Reviews

    123 reviews
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    Thumb’s up! LJCDS had a higher level of open-mindedness and flexibility than Bishop’s rigid program and arbitrary rules. Our child was above grade level in math and science and got an individualized 4-year program. The school incorporates current research on teaching/neuroscience into the curriculum (teaching mindfulness for stress management, for example). Our child became excited about school; the English teacher made Macbeth very exciting and AP calc was an adventure. The biology teacher took the time to get to know our child’s interests outside the classroom and designed a year-end project (at much extra effort on the teacher’s part) to incorporate them. No school is perfect, of course. We wanted a stronger computer science curriculum since this was our child’s future field, so we found programming classes elsewhere.
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    My son spent one school day at LJCDS 8 years ago and his worry about changing school was all gone. He explained that the kids at LJCDS were so friendly to him that he already made new friends. Now my son is about to graduate as a top student. One of his best friend's dad offered him an internship, through which he not only learned about medial profession but to experience it. It's also really incredible how much we have learned about college selection and application from parent liaison. My son and my family are very satisfied and very happy with LJCDS!
    The opportunities at La Jolla Country Day are unparalleled. All students are encouraged to start new clubs on campus and get involved in the community. From artists to entrepreneurs to athletes to environmental activists to musicians, the majority of the students here are well-rounded and talented. Every teacher I have had has been amazingly supportive and caring about my academic growth and mental health. The faculty, administration, and student body are welcoming and kind, especially towards new students. I know that I will be prepared for college and I would highly recommend La Jolla Country Day School to anyone who wants to receive a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind education. There is nowhere else I would rather attend, and I wish I had attended this school since Tiny Torreys!