As of April 9, 2018, La Jolla Country Day School will consider phase 2 applications on a space-available basis.


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 a 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

October 2 Online Admission Materials Available
October 2 Financial Assistance Applications Available
October 15 San Diego Consortium of Independent Schools Education Expo, San Diego Marriott, Del Mar
December 2 All School Open House (age 3–Grade 12)

February 2 Admission Application Priority Consideration Deadline
February 2 New Student Tuition Assistance Consideration Deadline
March 9 Admission Decisions
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
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Brian Murphy

Director of Financial Assistance and Enrollment Management
Grades 5-8
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Judith Gross

Associate Director of Admission
Age 3 - Grade 4
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Keri Worth

Assistant Director of Admission
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Stephen Dixon

Assistant to the Office of Admission
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