At LJCDS, our educators are often thinking about how to improve our students’ educational experience. What is the preferred method of learning? How can we better prepare them for college and for life? After much research and discussion, LJCDS opted for a different approach to the traditional Monday through Friday schedule. Middle and Upper School students follow a seven-day rotating block schedule that encourages student learning and offers room for diverse student experiences in academics, arts, athletics and co-curriculars.
Students have no more than four core classes a day, and the schedule rotates over a seven-day cycle. No more dreading Mondays because it’s the most packed day of the week. The schedule provides opportunities for in-class learning, online learning, internships and other spaces beyond the classroom where students advance personal skills like responsibility and reliability.