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Lower School Applicants

Lower School Applicants

Thank you for your interest in La Jolla Country Day School. Applications for the 2019–2020 school year will be available on October 1, 2018. Please contact the Office of Admission at admission@ljcds.org with any questions. 

Applying to Lower School (Kindergarten - Grade 4)

Your child’s growth from kindergarten through Grade 4 is enormous. In choosing La Jolla Country Day School (LJCDS), you have found a place where your child can grow in character, mind and body. We welcome children who show such potential for growth and families who value it. If you would like more information or would like to schedule a tour or optional visit day, please click here.

Lower School Application Process

As of April 9, 2018, La Jolla Country Day School will consider applications on a space-available basis.

The Lower School includes kindergarten and Grades 1 through 4. The application deadline is February 1, 2019. 

  • Please complete the online application.  
  • Once you have submitted the application, you will be directed to your checklist.  Your checklist will show you next steps, which will include forms that need to be submitted and appointments that need to be scheduled.  
  • If your checklist does not show up immediately after submitting the online application, please allow up to 24 hours for it to display on your child’s application.
  • If your child is applying to grades 2 - 4, please register for ISEE testing. The LJCDS ISEE school code is 051333:
  • For a practice test click here.  

Considerations for Admission

  • Strong character
  • Academic readiness or qualifications to successfully participate in and meet the academic standards of the school's ambitious college preparatory program
  • Exceptional talent in the arts and/or athletics
  • Maturity
  • Affiliation with the school—special consideration for available space is given to qualified children of faculty/staff/administration, siblings of current students, and children of alumni who fit within the range of students best served by LJCDS
  • Diversity and gender balance
  • Appropriateness of match between family and the school including a parental commitment to establish a supportive partnership with the LJCDS community
  • Social and emotional readiness to handle transitions, social interactions with familiar adults, and the routine and schedule of the day.

Optional Visit Day

If you have already completed an inquiry but would like your child to attend an optional visit day, please contact Emilyn Edquilang at edquilang@ljcds.org or Jessica Biglin at jbiglin@ljcds.org.
 
Please note that the “optional” visit day is an opportunity for students looking at Grades 1–11 who are uncertain if they want to engage in the official admission process to visit our campus.
 
All applicants to Grades 1–11 will be required to participate in an official visit day which will be available during January and February 2019. The optional visit day is not in lieu of the official visit day.


How to register for ISEE testing with an event code.

List of 3 frequently asked questions.

  • If you do not have an ISEE account.

    1. Go to https://admission.erblearn.org
    2. Click Create Account and enter required information
    3. Select Add Student and enter required information
    4. Enter Event Code in the Register by Event Code field
    5. Select +Register
    6. Enter Student’s Current Grade and Grade Applying For
    7. Select Next
    8. Confirm the Test Details match desired Test Date
    9. If desired, Add Schools as Score Report Recipients
    10. Enter Payment Information and Agree to Terms and Conditions
    11. Select Submit Payment and Complete Registration

  • If you already have an existing ISEE account.

    1. Go to https://admission.erblearn.org
    2. Enter Login Credentials
    3. Enter the Event Code in the Register by Event Code field
    4. Select Submit
    5. Confirm Test Event Details
    6. Select Register
    7. Choose student from the Dropdown (if there are no students, select Add Student)
    8. After Student Information loads, select Next
    9. Enter Student’s Current Grade and Grade Applying For
    10. Select Next
    11. If desired, Add Schools as Score Report Recipients
    12. Enter Payment Information and Agree to Terms and Conditions
    13. Select Submit Payment and Complete Registration

  • What is the LJCDS ISEE School Code?

    The LJCDS ISEE School code is 051333.