Academics

Middle School

Middle School Welcome

Welcome to the Middle School at La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS) where we cultivate the maturation of our young scholars in Grades 5–8 in an ever-changing time in their lives. A bridge between the Lower and Upper Schools, the Middle School challenges students within a nurturing environment and provides opportunities to explore a variety of academic offerings, technology, physical education, music, art, community service and leadership roles. It is a time to build character, seek independence and gain an understanding of self and others. These efforts are facilitated by an exceptional family of stellar teachers, supportive parents and committed students.

As a school, we place great value on preparing our students for the Upper School but also for the real world. We believe in the education of the whole child—inside and outside of the classroom—and encourage students to develop intellectually as well as into citizens of good character. All students engage in Experiential Learning expeditions where they explore the beauty of California’s unparalleled natural landscape, from the grandeur of the Sequoias to the serenity of the Joshua Tree desert. Students are also challenged with various outdoor activities including camping, hiking, rock climbing, caving, kayaking, snorkeling, snow shoeing and cross country skiing.

Throughout their experiences in the Middle School, our students are supported in navigating the world around them, making new and long-lasting friendships, obtaining new skills and growing as unique young men and women of character. It is both an exciting and rich time for our students and a rewarding time for us to watch them grow. We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our academic, arts, athletics and student life programs. Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.