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At a Glance

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  • 1926

    Year Founded

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  • $5.1 million

    Financial assistance in 2022–2023

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  • 15

    Grade levels offered
    Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12

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  • 1,147

    Student Body

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  • 14–18

    Kindergarten average class size
    (with two full-time teachers per classroom)

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  • 90

    Zip codes represented on campus

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  • 16–20

    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size
    (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom)

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  • 245

    Faculty and staff members

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  • 16–20

    Middle and Upper School average class size

LJCDS Facts

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  • Campus

    Campus Size: 24 acres
    Founded in: 1926
    Financial assistance in 2022–2023: $5.1 million
  • Students

    Grade levels offered: Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12
    Student body: 1,147
    First class of graduating seniors: 1964
    Zip codes represented on campus: 90
  • Faculty

    Faculty and staff members: 245
    Average tenure of faculty: 9 years
    Faculty members with postgraduate degrees: 62%
    Full-time college counselors: 4 plus 1 athletic liaison and 3 college essay coaches
  • Academics

    Kindergarten average class size: 14–18 (with two full-time teachers per classroom)
    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size: 16–20 (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom) 
    Middle and Upper School average class size: 16–20
    AP courses: 28
    AP students with scores of 3 or higher: 87% 
    Class of 2022 college acceptances: Over 590 
  • Arts

    Performing arts engagements: 25
    Visual art on-campus exhibitions and collaborations: 20
    Visual and performing arts practicing artists/educators: 15
    National Art Honor Society, Tri-M and International Thespian Society members: 70
    Artist-in-residence per year, alumni art connections and guest speakers: 7
    Advanced, honors, student-run flex-time and AP art courses offered: 15
    Country Day Arts Alliance parent support: 150+ parent volunteers
    Upper School introductory courses in the arts: 17
    After-school art programs: 4
  • Athletics

    Middle School students playing on at least one of the 38 athletic teams: 90%
    Upper School students play one or more of 38 varsity, junior varsity and novice athletic teams: 90%
    Graduates playing sports in college during the 2022–2023 academic year: 52
    Graduates playing at the professional level: 8
    Current coaches who played at the college level: 49 
    Current coaches who played professionally: 12
  • School Hours

    Main and Division Offices: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Early Childhood Center and Lower School
    • Tiny Torreys and Junior Kindergarten: 8:15 a.m.–2:45 p.m. 
    • Kindergarten and Grades 1–4: 8:15 a.m.–3 p.m.

    Middle School
    Grades 5–8: 8:25 a.m.–3:05 p.m. 

    Upper School
    Grades 9–12: 8:30 a.m.–3:05 p.m.

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