While we’re proud of our students’ future successes in college, our mission is to prepare students for life. The student experience isn’t solely about the path to college but about the journey of education. In honoring LJCDS founder Louise Balmer’s educational philosophy, we believe in the importance of balancing traditional teaching with a progressive approach. We have extensive offerings in the core curriculum
There is no single recipe at LJCDS because as Balmer believed, each child is unique. Our contoured learning approach serves the individual needs of a wide variety of students. The magic of discovering a scholar who has artistic gifts and
throws a no-hitter inspires all of us.
To get a real feel for the beauty of an LJCDS education, please consider visiting classes, attending a play, watching a tennis match or joining us at one of the dozens of community service events throughout the year. You’ll get a better understanding of what we do by seeing who we are.