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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B
Lancaster Country Day School is a top rated, private school located in Lancaster, PA. It has 593 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
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
43%
Average Financial Aid

Lancaster Country Day School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1320
72 responses
Average ACT
31
41 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Color Wars
    33%
  • Homecoming
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • The Spoon Game
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
593
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$76,540
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,173
National
$949
Median Home Value
$231,700
National
$184,700
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Lancaster Country Day School Reviews

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LCDS is a great school! I really enjoy the way they instill important learning skills into every student. For a motivated student it will be easy to take advantage of the plethora of resources which are offered. I think the school needs to work on it's lack diversity, but at the moment there are many clubs and engagement groups helping people to feel at place. The administration makes community the most important thing at our school and ensures that everyone is allowed to be a part of it.
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Honestly, Country Day is not worth the amount of money it is. LCDS has given me a good experience. I learned how to advocate for myself and really learn who I am. Everyone is very welcoming but it does become very cliquey and exclusive. That's hard too because there's no hiding or "finding another friend group" because it causes drama. I've found too that many students are entitled. The competition here is also high. You are constantly completing with people. Academically, I was not challenged enough. Many other public schools in our area offer a wider variety of classes, whereas we only offer the few standard courses. This makes it hard to discover your interests and expand your academic range. Many kids in this years senior class have been rejected from their top schools--and many kids were thought to be "shoe ins." I can't say Country Day is worth all of the amount of money that it is. Save your money and place them in AP/honor courses at public schools.
Overall I have really enjoyed my time at LCDS. Having attended since elementary school, I have made tight bonds with my peers and teachers, but every student who joins the school regardless of which grade they are joining is always welcomed. Academically, the school is tough with a lot of homework, projects, essays and the like, but it is always possible to get the work done well, even with extracurricular activities. The work feels meaningful for the most part and is definitely preparing us well for college. The community is very tight-nit, which I really love, and we have tons of great traditions, but as I approach my twelfth year here, it is starting to feel a little small. If you are looking for a place with a great sense of community and tough college-preparatory academics then this is the place for you, but if you want straight As find somewhere else.