Our academic program serves to prepare students for matriculation and success at our nation’s finest and most selective colleges and universities. We encourage you to visit our college counseling page to learn more or talk with our college counselors about a program that is designed to find the “best fit” school for each student.
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.
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.
Congratulations to Madison Held ’19 and Sameeran Das ’19 who were selected as award recipients of the Emperor Science Award program hosted by PBS and Stand Up To Cancer. The program is designed to empower high school students to become the next generation of scientists as they explore careers in cancer research and care through a unique mentoring opportunity.
La Jolla Country Day School exists to inspire greatness for a better world. We are committed to developing a culture and community of faculty, staff and students who believe in something bigger than themselves. Below, performing arts teacher Robert Wagner speaks to how he inspires greatness for a better world.
March is le mois de la Francophonie, the official month of Francophonie, a global event that celebrates the richness and diversity of the French language and culture. Middle and Upper Schoolers celebrated the week of March 12 with food, games and music.
Upper School student-athletes and coaches gathered in the Amphitheater on Tuesday, March 6 to celebrate the winter season athletes and teams. Coaches from ice hockey, soccer and basketball programs spoke about their seasons and award-winning athletes.
It’s 6 a.m. on a Saturday and while most teenagers might be sleeping, LJCDS students in technical theater are busy cutting plywood, drilling set pieces together and painting doors in preparation for the Upper School musical, Anything Goes, (running March 8–10). In fact, these students have been building the set, mapping out lighting and testing sound for two months, even during the break over President’s Day weekend, free periods, after school and the weekends.