Investing in a JCDS Education

We are grateful for your interest in Jacksonville Country Day School and are pleased that you are considering the investment of an independent school education for your child. Our families find great value in a JCDS experience. Our small class sizes, challenging curriculum, dedicated teachers and breadth of opportunities prepare students of exemplary character for academic success in the future. See our Portrait of a Graduate.
Other Expenses:
$500 facilities fee (one time for new students)
School uniforms (required for all grades, Lands' End is our provider)
Physical Education uniforms (6th grade only)

Lunch Program (optional):
Combo meal (includes entrée, 2 sides, drink, and dessert)
     $6.00 (Grades 1 through 6)
     $4.50 (Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten)
     Á la carte items: entrée $3.25, sides $1.25 - $2.50   

Other Optional Expenses:

Extended Care and Enrichment activities
6th Grade trips to Marine Lab and Washington, D.C.

Tuition Refund Insurance:
Optional - 1.9% of tuition (2021-2022) Learn more.

Affording JCDS
For many families, independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful planning. Click here for more information.

529 Savings Plans:
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 expanded the use of 529 college savings accounts to include K-12 private schools. Please contact your tax professional to see how this may impact you.
Tuition payment options:
Pay in Full = Remaining balance due April 1

Pay in Thirds = Three equal payments due April 1, August 1, and December 1

Payment over Ten Months = Ten equal payments due monthly: March 1 through December 1

Tuition Payment Plans:
A non-refundable deposit of 10% of the full tuition, plus a $500 facilities fee for new students, is due with the contract. The tuition deposit will be credited toward the first tuition payment. All payments received after the 10th of each month are subject to late charges as stipulated in the Enrollment Contract.

2020-2021 Extended Day:
7:15 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.: $8.50 per day
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.: $178 monthly/$1,602 annually
1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: $267 monthly/$2,403 annually
3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: $232 monthly/$2,088 annually
Occasional Use: $8.50 per hour
There will be no cost increase in Extended Day for the 2021-2022 school year.

JCDS offers a wide variety of Enrichment activities and classes. Click here for detailed information on enrichment.
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.