Academics
Lower School

Grades 1-4

Lower School: Grades 1-4

The Lower School's broad-based program places equal importance on the academic curriculum and character/dignity education, which lays the foundation for our students’ future academic success, personal growth and global responsibilities. Student contribution, faculty collaboration and parent involvement equally help build a strong sense of community in the Lower School.
La Jolla Country Day School's distinct approach develops the scholar, artist and athlete of character in all our students through a balanced program:

Scholar

  • Core curriculum extends standard learning to include world languages, technology, advanced science, social/global studies.
  • Formal character education program
  • Individualized instruction

Artist

  • Weekly art lessons include various media
  • Music opportunities include orchestra, string and vocal lessons and music appreciation
  • Rotating "Artist In Residence" specializes in dance, drama, storytelling or music

Athlete

  • Junior varsity and varsity coaches teach daily physical education
  • Tennis lessons available
  • All grade levels use  state-of-the-art gymnasium


An Enriching Environment

Students learn in a warm, spirited and caring community. Teachers work together with parents and students. Grades 1–4 provide students with choices and encourage risk-taking opportunities in a safe, nurturing setting. Students benefit from:

  • Individual classroom libraries and a dedicated Lower School library
  • World language, design and innovation, and science labs
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium with a bouldering wall, athletic fields and tennis courts