Admission
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Lower School Applicants

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.

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.

Lower School Application Process

Please note that the 2018-2019 application will be available on October 2, 2017. The Lower School includes kindergarten and Grades 1 through 4. The application deadline is February 2, 2018. 

  • 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.