The Pre-K 4 program at Jacksonville Country Day School lays the foundation for academic success and character development. Nestled in the leading private elementary school in Jacksonville, FL, the Pre-K 4 program is designed to meet the needs of individual students within a nurturing environment. 

Emphasis is placed on educating the whole child through a developmentally-appropriate, multi-sensory approach to preschool. Pre-K 4 students learn in the classroom and outdoors through guided lessons and play designed to promote exploration, creativity, and social interaction. 

In addition to the foundational curriculum of language arts, math, and science, Pre-K 4 students take art,  library, music, and Spanish classes on a weekly basis, in addition to PE every day. The Pre-K 4 program focuses on nurturing student's natural curiosity and the development of social-emotional, academic, and physical skills needed for future success.

Jacksonville Country Day School’s preschool teachers are highly qualified and implement research-based best teaching practices. Jacksonville Country Day's preschool fosters family involvement and parent participation is encouraged throughout the year.
The Pre-K 4 program runs five days a week — with several options for length of day, including pick up at 1:30 p.m., 3:05 p.m., and beyond through our Extended Care and optional Enrichment programs.

All students applying for the Pre-K 4 program are required to be 4 years old before September 1st of their entry year.

Pre-K 4 Highlights

  • Nurturing learning environment that fosters academic, social-emotional, and physical growth
  • Interdisciplinary, project-based learning
  • Daily physical education classes and recess
  • Differentiation of learning to meet individual needs and goals
  • Access to a healthy lunch program
  • Opportunities for family involvement in school and classroom activities
  • Pre-K 4 spring performance
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions, at or 904-641-6644 ext. 141.
JCDS is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and AdvancED.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day School is a private school for Pre-K 3 through 6th grade. JCDS prepares students for a healthy and productive lifetime of intellectual exploration, character development, and social responsibility.