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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

Learn More About Our Campus (Optional)

Virtual Campus Tour and Information Session
Using our interactive map, 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.

In-person Campus Tour (Adults Only)
Due to COVID, all participants must provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of the tour. Masks are required for all on-campus visits.

Step 3

Schedule a Family Interview (Adults only)

The interview is a conversation that will allow us to learn more about your family and for your family to learn more about La Jolla Country Day. 

Families who submit an inquiry form and/or application will receive a link to schedule a family interview.

Step 4


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

  • 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 in your SchooAdmin account.

Step 5

Complete the Admission Checklist

Step 6 (Grades 2 - 4 only)

Schedule Your Child's Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)

The ISEE must be completed by February 1, 2022.  Please visit the ISEE website to register.  The school code is 051333.

Step 7

Plan for Your Child’s Visit Day

Applicants will be able to schedule their visit day through the SchoolAdmin portal starting at the end of October.

Saturday, December 11 (Kindergarten-4th grade)
Saturday, January 8 (Kindergarten only)
Saturday, January 22 (Kindergarten - 4th grade)

Step 8

Complete the Financial Assistance Application (if applicable)

For more information, please visit the financial assistance webpage. Financial assistance applications must be submitted by Tuesday, February 1, 2022.

Step 9

Receive a Decision from LJCDS

Families who complete the application process by Tuesday, February 1, 2022, will receive an email notification with the admission decision on Friday, March 11, 2022.

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