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La Jolla Country Day School is a premier independent college-preparatory school serving students from age 3 through Grade 12. Explore our unique school where the values of a classic education are enhanced with an enlightened mindset.

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OUR MISSION

LJCDS prepares individuals for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, personal growth and social responsibility. We know our students, respect their individuality, and support and love them.

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OUR PAST

The school started with humble beginnings, founded in a one-room cottage in La Jolla with four students and three faculty members in 1926. Today, the school has grown to a student body of nearly 1,150 on a 24-acre campus.

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I decided to live my life [by] not checking off boxes on college applications but to truly do what I am passionate about. And that, I think, is a value that Country Day definitely tries to instill in its students. We are not just trying to create cookie-cutter people; we are actually trying to create great minds.”

—Arielle Algaze ’17, joined LJCDS in third grade

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