Tuition & Affordability

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.

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

All tuition must be paid in full by December 1 regardless of the enrollment date.

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.

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  • 2023-2024 Extended Care

    Extended Care fees for the 2023-2024 school year:

    Monday - Friday
    August 16 - May 24
    A.M. Care: 7:15- 8:05am*
    1:30-6:00pm (Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4)

    Pre-K 3 & Pre-K 4 options:
    Annual option: 1:30 - 3:05 p.m.  $185/month ($1,665 annually)
    Annual option: 1:30 - 6:00 p.m.  $275/month ($2,475 annually)

    Kindergarten - 6th Grade options:
    Annual option: 3:05 - 6:00 p.m.  $240/month ($2,160 annually)

    Occasional Care: Pre-K 3 - 6th Grade
    Fee(s): $9.50 per hour for any portion of the hour. 

    *A.M. Care is included in the annual option or $9.50 per day for occasional use. 
  • Enrichment

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

    Lunch program
    Extended Care and Enrichment activities
    6th Grade trips to Marine Lab and Washington, D.C.
  • Tuition Refund Insurance

    Optional - 1.9% of tuition (2023-2024) Learn more.
  • 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.

Contact Admissions

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    Krista Pizzi 

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
Please contact Krista Pizzi, Director of Admissions (904-641-6644 ext. 141 or, to learn more about our school and to schedule a tour.

Affording JCDS

For many families, an independent school education is a significant investment that requires careful financial planning.
  • JCDS partners with School and Student Services, part of Community Brands in our financial assistance process. SSS completes the initial review of all financial documents received and ensures consistency and equitability in the review of all applications.
  • The Admissions Office and Financial Assistance Committee make decisions regarding admissions and financial need independently.
  • JCDS understands the importance of keeping all financial information strictly confidential. 
  • All financial assistance awards are strictly need-based.
  • Awards are given on a per year basis. Every family must re-apply for financial assistance each year.
  • The amount of an award varies and is dependent on the financial need of the individual family. JCDS financial assistance awards are offered to cover a percentage of tuition only. 

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  • How to Apply

    1. Beginning October 1, 2023, complete the Parents' Financial Statement (PFS), AT THIS WEBSITE. Please note there is a $60 nonrefundable application fee per family. All siblings can be included on one form, for one fee. Our school code number is 4156.
    2. Upload the required documents to your SSS account. Instructions on uploading documents are available on the School and Student Services website.
      • 2022 signed tax return
      • 2023 W2s
      • 2023 signed tax return with all schedules. 
    Any award granted will remain contingent upon receipt and review of your 2023 tax return. If this document is not received by April 15, 2024, JCDS has the right to withdraw the total award.
  • Important Dates & Deadlines

    • October 1, 2023 - January 29, 2024: Complete Parents' Financial Statement (PFS) at the SSS Website.
    • February 15, 2024: Upload 2022 tax return and 2023 W-2 forms
    • March 29, 2024: Award notification via email. All awards remain contingent upon receipt and review of your 2023 tax return.
    • April 15, 2024: Upload 2023 tax return with all schedules.

    Please visit the School and Student Services website for additional information about the application process.

    For questions about Financial Assistance at JCDS please contact Lori Merrill at