Admissions

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.
 
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.

Virtual and On Campus Tours

Our Admissions Office is hosting both on-campus tours and interactive virtual tours between prospective parents and a member of our Admissions team. During these scheduled opportunities, you will meet with an admissions officer either in person on campus or via Zoom, while seeing views of 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.

You may directly contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions, at kpizzi@jcds.com to get started!

Admissions Steps

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  • 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 kpizzi@jcds.com or call 904-641-6644 Ext. 141 to schedule a personalized tour.
  • Step 3: Apply

    Complete our online application. Our Admissions Office will provide you with a username and temporary password to complete this step.

    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
    Assessment

    Assessments
    The Admissions Office will contact you to schedule an assessment once the application is complete. We will be offering in-person and virtual assessments at this time.

Assessment Dates

For the health and wellness of all applicants as well as students, faculty, and staff of Jacksonville Country Day School, we will be offering both in-person and virtual assessments at this time.

A note: our Admissions Office will continue to assess candidates for the 2021-2022 school year as long as space remains available. 

If you are applying for the 2022-2023 school year, assessments will begin in December 2021 and contracts will be offered for new students beginning in late February 2022. 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 (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: admissions@jcds.com            
          10063 Baymeadows Rd.          Fax:    904-641-1494
          Jacksonville, FL 32256   

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

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.

Contact Admissions

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  • Photo of Krista Pizzi

    Krista Pizzi 

    Director of Admissions
Please contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions (904-641-6644 ext. 141 or kpizzi@jcds.com), to learn more about our school and to schedule a tour.