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Lower School

Applying to the Lower School (kindergarten-Grade 4)

Your child’s growth from kindergarten through Grade 4 is enormous. La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) is a place where your child can grow in character, mind and body. 

Step 1


Help us get to know your family and share what brings you to LJCDS by completing the inquiry form.

Step 2

Schedule a Virtual Campus Tour and Family Conversation

Families who submit an inquiry form and/or application will receive a personal invitation to schedule a guided virtual tour of the campus. During this time, a member of our team will share detailed information about our programs and facilities, as well as answer any questions you have about the LJCDS community.

Step 3


Start the process of becoming a Torrey by completing the online application below.

  • New users: Create a SchoolAdmin account and complete the application.
  • Returning users: Use your SchoolAdmin credentials to log in and complete the application.
  • Once the application has been submitted, an individualized checklist of the required application components will be generated.

Step 4

Complete the Admission Checklist

Step 5

Plan for Your Child’s Virtual Evaluation Session(s)

The virtual evaluation process gives the admission committee an opportunity to get to know each applicant as both a learner and an individual. Applicants will engage in the following activities:

Kindergarten–Grade 1
  • Individual evaluation Zoom session
Grades 2–4
  • Individual evaluation Zoom session
  • Small group Zoom session

Step 6

Complete the Financial Assistance Application (if applicable)

For more information, please visit the financial assistance webpage. Financial assistance applications will be available as of Friday, October 2, 2020, and must be completed and submitted by Monday, February 1, 2021.

Step 7

Receive a Decision from LJCDS

Families who complete the application process by Monday, February 1, 2021, will receive an email notification with the admission decision and financial assistance decision (if applicable) on Friday, March 12, 2021.

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