The admissions review process at Jacksonville Country Day School carefully considers each applicant’s strengths and ability to thrive in our community. Our objective is to ensure students are best placed for success and to provide them with a learning environment where they will develop and grow.
 
The admissions process includes the completion of an application online, a campus tour for the parents, and a school visit with an on-campus assessment for the student.
 
We encourage families to allow sufficient time to schedule tours and assessments before our first round of decisions in late February. We will happily accept applications and review candidates throughout the year on a space-available basis.

If you have any questions or would like assistance with the admissions process, please contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions, at 904-641-6644 Ext. 141 or kpizzi@jcds.com.
 

Covid-19 and Admissions

In an effort to practice proper social distancing, our Admissions Office is hosting interactive virtual tours with prospective parents and a member of our Admissions team. During this scheduled opportunity, you will speak live with an admissions officer via Zoom, while seeing views of our 19-acre campus - some of which would not be possible on a walking tour!  In addition, we are now offering limited on-campus tours. Please ask about this opportunity when you inquire with our Admissions Office!

Please complete the inquiry form below, or contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions, at kpizzi@jcds.com to get started!

The Admissions Process

1. Inquire: Complete the online inquiry form or call our Admissions Office at 904-641-6644 ext. 141 to inquire.
2. Take a tour: Both virtual tours and in-person tours are available to all families by request.
3. Please contact the Director of Admissions, Krista Pizzi, at kpizzi@jcds.com or call 904-641-6644 Ext. 141 if you would like a personalized tour.
4. Apply: Complete our online application. Our Admissions Office will provide you with a username and temporary password to complete this step.
5. Application Fee: The $100 non-refundable application fee may be paid online during the application process. 

Please Note:
Students applying for Pre-K 3 must be 3 years old by September 1 of their entry year. Students applying for Pre-K 4 must be 4 years old by September 1 of their entry year. Students applying to Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 1 of their entry year.  Jacksonville Country Day School does not make exceptions to this rule.


Next Steps:
Once you have completed the online application, you will be able to sign into the school portal, mySharkHub, found on the school website in the upper right-hand corner of the page. In this portal, you will be able to upload documents and complete the required admissions forms listed below.
Parent Questionnaire
Applicant's Birth Certificate
Teacher Recommendation Form
Transcripts
Assessment

Assessments: 
The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an assessment once the application is complete. 
 
If you are applying for the 2021-2022 school year, contracts will be offered for new students beginning in late February 2021. Once classes are filled, eligible candidates will be placed in a wait pool and contacted as openings occur.

Evaluation Dates

For the health and wellness of all applicants as well as faculty and staff of Jacksonville Country Day School, we will be conducting all Assessments in person with proper safety protocols in place.  We are also offering virtual assessments for children and families who prefer this modality.
Please return all forms to the JCDS Admissions Office by mail, fax, or email:

Mail:  JCDS Admissions Office          Emailadmissions@jcds.com            
          10063 Baymeadows Rd.          Fax:    904-641-1494
          Jacksonville, FL 32256               
 
JCDS is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools and AdvancED.

Admissions and Enrollment Policies

•  Jacksonville Country Day School admits students of any race, creed, color, sex or national origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
 
•  Jacksonville Country Day School does not accept religious exemptions for vaccinations.
                   
•  In the case of separate households, a student must be enrolled under one of the options in Jacksonville Country Day School's Enrollment Policy for Separate Households.
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.