Admissions Process

Admissions Process

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.

Please note that children entering JCDS must be:
  • 3 years old by September 1 of year entering JCDS to attend Pre-K 3 
  • 4 years old by September 1 of year entering JCDS to attend Pre-K 4
  • 5 years old by September 1 of year entering JCDS to attend Kindergarten.
Students must be able to use the bathroom independently and consistently before entering Pre-K 3.

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.

Campus Tours

Our Admissions Office hosts on-campus tours between prospective parents and a member of our Admissions team. During these scheduled opportunities, you will meet with an admissions officer while viewing  our 19-acre campus and learning more about all that a Jacksonville Country Day School education can mean to your child.

Please complete the inquiry form, or click on the Tour JCDS button.

Admissions Steps

List of 4 items.

  • Step 1: Inquire

    Complete the online inquiry form or call our Admissions Office at 904-641-6644 ext. 141 to inquire.
  • Step 2: Take a Tour

    A virtual or on-campus tour is available to all families by request.

    Please contact the Director of Admissions, Krista Pizzi, at or call 904-641-6644 Ext. 141 to schedule a personalized tour.
  • Step 3: Apply

    Complete our online application.

    Application Fee: The $100 non-refundable application fee may be paid online during the application process.
  • Step 4: Upload Documents

    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 (see below)

    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an assessment once the application is complete.

Assessment Dates

A note: our Admissions Office will continue to assess candidates for the 2023-2024 school year as long as space remains available. 

If you are applying for the 2024-2025 school year, assessments will begin in January 2024 and contracts will be offered for new students in late February 2024. Once classes are filled, eligible candidates will be placed in a wait pool and contacted as openings occur.

Admissions Forms

All forms are required to complete the application file. Click on the link to download each form:
Visitor Information Sheet
Transcript Request Form (only students entering grades 1-6)
Admissions Checklist

Please return all forms to the JCDS Admissions Office by mail, fax, or email:

Mail:  JCDS Admissions Office          Email:            
          10063 Baymeadows Rd.          Fax:    904-641-1494
          Jacksonville, FL 32256   

JCDS is accredited by the Florida Council of Independent Schools, and Cognia.

Contact Admissions

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Krista Pizzi

    Krista Pizzi 

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
  • Photo of Lauren Ellis

    Lauren Ellis 

    Manager of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Reach Us by Phone
904-641-6644 ext. 141

Please contact us to learn more about our school and to schedule a tour.

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 the 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.