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La Jolla Country Day School
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  • Private
  • LA JOLLA, CA

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A+

About

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$39,330
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
$22,582
From La Jolla Country Day School

La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is an independent school in San Diego, California, serving young scholars age 3 to Grade 12 on a single campus. LJCDS prepares students for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal development and social responsibility. The school is committed to inspiring greatness for a better world by fostering a culture and a community that leads with dignity. We value collaboration, inclusion and safety, student independence and growth, and diversity.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
185 responses
Average ACT
30
151 responses

The Center for Excellence in Citizenship

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Citizenship is not a one-time accomplishment; it is a lifelong practice. The Center for Excellence in Citizenship (CEC) develops unique opportunities to engage in the vital work of local, national and global citizenship, focusing on the fundamental importance of human dignity in all interactions. CEC fosters civic engagement and civil discourse to be thoughtful participants in our communities.

Culture & Safety

Poll
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 19 responses
Poll
63%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Ringing the bell at graduation
    21%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Back to school dance
    8%
  • football games
    8%
  • Grandparents Day
    8%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,147
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 23 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 23 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 23 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$23,330
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 years
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
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 27 responses
Poll
93%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 27 responses
Poll
96%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 27 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 19 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 19 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$98,656
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$2,224
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$684,998
National
$244,900

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