At Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) a passion for learning is sparked through engaging, inquiry-based instruction, state-of-the-art science and technology labs, and highly qualified teachers. Students’ academic, social-emotional, and physical growth is enhanced through flexible grouping and differentiated instruction.
The curriculum promotes higher order thinking skills and lays the foundation for students to excel in the middle school of their choice and beyond. Students engage in hands-on projects, Socratic discussions, and prototype solutions to real world issues. They become innovative problem solvers and responsible students as they develop study habits and a mindset for success.
In fifth grade, each student is provided with their own personal iPad for use during the academic year, and technology is integrated across the curriculum to extend learning. Character education, service learning, collaborative activities, and homeroom advisories contribute to a sense of community and belonging, and there are many opportunities for parents to volunteer in school activities and events.