About

At a Glance

At a Glance

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  • 1926

    Year Founded

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  • $4.8 million

    Financial assistance in 2017–2018

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  • 15

    Grade levels offered
    Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12

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  • 1,120

    Student Body

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  • 14–18

    Kindergarten average class size
    (with two full-time teachers per classroom)

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  • 70

    Zip codes represented on campus

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  • 16–20

    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size
    (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom)

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  • 227

    Faculty and staff members

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  • 16–18

    Middle and Upper School average class size

LJCDS Facts

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  • Campus

    Campus Size: 24-acres
    Founded in: 1926
    Financial assistance in 2017–2018: $4.8 million
  • Students

    Grade levels offered: Age 3 (Tiny Torreys)–Grade 12
    Student body: 1,120
    First class of graduating seniors: 1964
    Zip codes represented on campus: 70
  • Faculty

    Faculty and staff members: 227
    Average tenure of faculty: 11 years
    Faculty members with postgraduate degrees: 60 percent
    Full-time college counselors: 3 accompanied by a parent liaison, athletic liaison and college essay coach
  • Academics

    Kindergarten average class size: 14–18 (with two full-time teachers per classroom)
    Lower School (Grades 1–4) average class size: 16–20 (with a full-time teacher plus an associate teacher per classroom) 
    Middle and Upper School average class size: 16–18
    AP courses: 22
    AP students with scores of 3 or higher: 81 percent (57 percent is the California average)
    The Class of 2018 college acceptances: Over 610 
  • Arts

    Arts performances and exhibitions: Over 50
    Local, National, and International art submissions and exchanges: 16
    Recognition honors and celebrations of the arts: 23
    Advanced, honors, student-run flex-time, and AP art courses offered: 15
    Upper School introductory courses in the arts: 17
    Artist-in-Residence Day and year-long immersive experiences: 10
    After-school art programs: 9
  • Athletics

    Middle School students playing on at least one of the 33 athletic teams: 98 percent
    Upper School students play one or more of 55 varsity, junior varsity and novice athletic teams: 80 percent
    Graduates playing sports in college during the 2017-2018 academic year: 56
    Graduates playing at the professional level: 5
  • School Hours

    Main and Division Offices: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Early Childhood Center and Lower School: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Early dismissal on Fridays at 2:30 p.m.)
    Middle School: 8 a.m.–3 p.m.
    Upper School: 8 a.m.–3 p.m. (Late start on Day 7 at 9 a.m. Students may have various dismissal times due to the rotating schedule.)