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Lower School Team

Gary Krahn, Ph.D.
Head of School
(858) 453-3440 x240

Colleen O'Boyle
Assistant Head of
School for Academic Affairs
(858) 453-3440 x251

Briony Chown
Head of Lower School
(858) 453-3440 x120

Maria Curtis
Director of the Early Childhood Center and Extended Day
(858) 453-3440 x191

Marsha Poh
Lower School Dean of Faculty and Students
(858) 453-3440 x229

Emma Buttery
LS Administrative Assistant & Attendance
(858) 453-3440 x161

Early Childhood Center and Lower School

Welcome to La Jolla Country Day School Lower School program. The purpose of this page is to provide you with an initial launching point for your introduction to the Early Childhood Center and Lower School (Tiny Torreys–Grade 4) at La Jolla Country Day School. Please check this page regularly for updates.

K-4 Summer Reading
The library and Lower School grade-level teams collaborated to provide families with summer reading suggestions. These will be available at the end of May.

Rising Grade Level Spring Meetings
Join current LJCDS families as we share details about each grade level for the 23-24 school year.  Invitations will be shared once dates and times have been finalized.TT families will have a separate opportunity in the summer.

Kindergarten: Wednesday, May 31, 8:15-9:15
Location: LS Music Room 

Grade 3: Monday, May 22, 8:15-9:15
Location: LS Music Room 

Summer grade-level meet-ups

Parent Ambassadors will be hosting grade level get togethers over the summer for returning and new students/families.

Tiny Torreys
Saturday, July 22
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m.

Jr. Kindergarten
Saturday, July 8 
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 6
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Grade 1
Sunday, July 9
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grade 2
Saturday, August 5
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Grade 3
Saturday, August 12
10:00-11:30 a.m.

Grade 4
Sunday, August 6
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Get to Know Country Day Families
Ice Cream Social at LJCDS
Date: August 16
4 - 5:30 pm

Summer School Programs
Please click here for summer school information.
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Lower School Important Key Dates

Wednesday, May 31, 2023 
Tuition Due
Please contact the Business Office at 858-453-3440 x124 or waguirre@ljcds.org with any questions.

June, 2023 
Summer Programs Begin
Click here for more information and to register.

July 2023
Online Registration Available

Tuesday, August 1, 2023
Online Registration Due

Tuesday, August 22, 2023
New Student Orientation

Wednesday, August 23, 2023
First Day of School

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La Jolla, CA 92037

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