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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 ECC/Lower School Information Session
Attend one of our monthly online information sessions to get an overview of our programs. Please visit our Informational Events page to register. 

In-person Campus Tour (Adults Only)
Visit our Informational Events page to register for an upcoming campus tour.

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 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 SchoolAdmin account.

Step 5

Complete the Admission Checklist

Step 6 (Grades 3–4 only)

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

The ISEE must be completed by February 1, 2024.  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.

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 Thursday, February 1, 2024.

Step 9

Receive a Decision from LJCDS

Families who complete the application process by Thursday, February 1, 2024, will receive an email notification with the admission decision on Friday, March 8, 2024.

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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