Admission decisions will be communicated via e-mail after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17, in accord with the San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools guidelines. This time was selected so that it would not interfere with the school day for our applicants. We are unable to discuss decisions over the phone before that time.


Thank you for considering La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS). Here, we understand that students thrive best in a rigorous academic environment where they feel supported and known for their individual strengths and talents. The goal of the admission process is to bring students to LJCDS at the time when they are ready to find success and develop those talents. We truly enjoy working with families who are seeking an education that will prepare their children not only for the world as it is, but as it will be. We develop innovators, thinkers, explorers and humanitarians.  

We invite you to discover LJCDS for yourself. Our team is eager to meet with you and discuss the opportunities that await your child here. School visits and admission events are scheduled throughout the year. Take the opportunity to learn about our academic programs, meet our dynamic faculty and staff, cheer on our athletes, and marvel at our students’ artistic accomplishments.

Admission Key Dates

OCT 3  Applications available

OCT 14  Optional visit day (MS & US only)

OCT 24  Financial assistance applications available

NOV 4  Optional visit day (MS & US only)

DEC 3  All School Open House

DEC 9  Optional visit day (MS & US only)

JAN 21 
TT - K observation/assessment

FEB 3 
Application priority consideration deadline

FEB 3  Financial assistance application deadline

FEB 4  TT - K observation/assessment

FEB 4  Grades 2-4 testing

MAR 17  Decision notification
Non-discrimination Statement and Policy: La Jolla Country Day School provides equal opportunities to applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law requirements, La Jolla Country Day School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination. 
La Jolla Country Day School expressly prohibits any form of harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Meet the Team

Inez Odom

Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management and Outreach
Grades 9-12
858-453-3440 x273

Brian Murphy

Director of Financial Assistance and Enrollment Management
Grades 5-8
858-453-3440 x104

Judith Gross

Associate Director of Admission
Age 3 - Grade 4
858-453-3440 x120

Keri Worth

Assistant Director of Admission
858-453-3440 x132

Catherine Florendo
Assistant to the Office of Admission 
858-453-3440 x276