Jacksonville Country Day School offers:

Jacksonville Country Day School provides the highest quality educational experience through:

  • A highly effective faculty and staff who teach children to think and care about their world.
  • Character education that reinforces values taught at home. The program emphasizes empathy and kindness. Service-learning is a key part of the program, and all faculty and staff members model the values they teach.
  • A nurturing environment where students feel at home, safe, and emotionally secure as they learn.
  • A challenging and innovative curriculum so that students become self-directed learners and independent, critical thinkers. Students develop teamwork and problem-solving skills, and enhance their creativity, through project-based learning.
  • The development of social and emotional skills.
  • A diverse community where children learn to interact and value those from other cultures so they are better prepared for their future schools and workplaces.
  • A focus on living healthy, which is reinforced through daily physical education and recess, supports optimal classroom learning as exercise and nutrition are proven to improve brain function.
  • Developmentally appropriate practices that lead to a self-directed and engaged child who is taught at the right level for her or his age and ability.
  • A school culture of continual learning through professional development leads to an enthusiastic faculty who follow best practices and stay current with the latest research.
  • Whole child education lets children develop their full range of talents while building confidence. All students participate in art, Spanish, technology, library, science lab, and music classes about once a week.
  • A safe campus and state-of-the-art facilities that are centered around giving children an ideal environment for learning and growing.
  • Differentiated learning to ensure that instruction and program are tailored to the learning needs of individual students.
  • A full slate of after-school enrichment programs including dance, band, swimming, art, sports, and more!

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.
    • 2017 Alumni Scholars Essay Contest

      Abigail Pham ('11) is the 2017 winner of our Alumni Scholars Essay Contest. Abby will be attending the University of Florida in the fall. She will win a one-time scholarship of $1,000. Thanks to all of our alums who participated in this contest!

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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.