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 Katie Bono, Admissions Associate, at 904-641-6644 ext. 128 or kbono@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 18 acre campus - some of which would not be possible on a walking tour!

Please complete the inquiry form below, or contact Katie Bono, Admissions Associate, at kbono@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. 128 to inquire or schedule a personal (private) tour.
  2. Apply: Complete our online application.
  3. Application Fee: The $100 non-refundable application fee ($35 for those re-applying) may be paid online during the application process or through our Business Office.
  4. Parent Questionnaire: Please complete and return to the Admissions Office.
  5. Teacher Recommendation Form: Please ensure your child's current teacher completes the appropriate Teacher Recommendation form and returns it directly to the JCDS Admissions Office.
  6. Transcripts (for students entering grades 1-6): Complete and submit this form to your child's current school office and have records sent to the JCDS Admissions Office.
  7. Birth Certificate: A copy of your child's birth certificate is required for all admissions applicants.
  8. Student AssessmentAll assessment visits will be scheduled once the application is received.

Evaluation Dates

Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten:

Assessments for Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten will take place in a group setting.

You will be notified of your child's assessment visit date and time after your application is received. 
 
1st - 6th Grade:
 
First through 6th grade applicants will spend a full day at JCDS along with a separate day for testing. The testing generally lasts 1 to 2 hours. These assessments will be scheduled on an individual basis.
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               
 
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.
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.