Online registration for Enrichment and Extended Care is now open for JCDS families. Look for the Enrichment Registration tile on the Resource page in myJCDS.
Jacksonville Country Day School provides after school Extended Care for all students, including those in the preschool program. As an extension of the regular school day, our program seeks to provide care that will complement and support the mission of JCDS. The Extended Care program includes daily homework time, physical and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, and a nutritious snack.
JCDS is proud to partner with the Knight School to offer students the opportunity to explore the classic game of chess. Lessons will include strategy, game play, and other skills. Students will exercise their critical thinking skills through a variety of chess-based games and activities.
JCDS is proud to partner with Karate America. Karate students have the opportunity to advance through the belt ranks. During practice, students will learn the important components of Taekwondo through a curriculum of board breaking, sparring, punching and blocking techniques. Students will also develop focus, self-discipline, and respect for their instructors and peers.
JCDS Volleyball is a developmental program for athletes in third through sixth grades. Players will develop basic volleyball skills including serving, setting, hitting, and passing. Students will participate in regular practices, establishing good sportsmanship through regular drills and conditioning. Teams will compete against other local independent schools in jamborees.
JCDS Basketball is a developmental program for athletes in 3rd through 6th grades. Players will develop basic basketball skills including shooting, dribbling, passing, rebounding, and positioning on the court. Students will participate in regular practices and games, establishing good sportsmanship and building aerobic fitness. Teams will compete against other local independent schools throughout the season.
JCDS Soccer is a developmental program for athletes in 3rd through 6th grades. Players will develop basic soccer skills including ball handling, shooting, and passing to prepare for match play. Students will participate in regular practices and games, establishing good sportsmanship and building aerobic fitness. Teams will compete against other local independent schools throughout the season.
Flag Football Team
JCDS Flag Football is a developmental program for athletes in 3rd through 6th grades. Players will develop basic flag football skills including offensive and defensive formations and plays, route running and receiving, and flag pulling. Students will participate in regular practices and games, establishing good sportsmanship and building aerobic fitness. Teams will compete against other local independent schools throughout the season.
The Art Sharks program allows students to further explore their artistic passions through a variety of topics and mediums. Projects may include ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, multi-media works, and collaborative art. Small class sizes offer opportunities for projects determined by student interest.
The JCDS Chorus provides an opportunity for students to develop basic vocal performance skills as part of an ensemble. Students will develop an appreciation for a variety of musical styles and gain confidence through group and solo performance opportunities.
Acting and Improv
JCDS is excited to offer new enrichment classes in Theatre Arts. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of theatre including projection, creating characters, listening and responding, and team building. Activities may include, skit-writing, improv games, puppetry and character exploration. Classes will include a showcase performance.
The JCDS Dance and Cheerleading program allows students to study a variety of movement disciplines. Students develop fine motor skills, balance and coordination, and build relationships with their peers. Each class focuses on a different style of dance including acro-dance, ballet, cheerleading, hip hop, jazz, and tap.
JCDS offers private lessons for students interested in developing musical skills. Lessons are offered for students exploring piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, trumpet, saxophone, trombone, low brass, and percussion instruments. Individualized instruction allows a focused environment to develop technical skills and confidence.
JCDS Band students develop musical techniques and learn to collaborate at both the beginning and advanced levels. The JCDS Band is composed of musicians learning brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. The students explore various composers and styles, and develop confidence as they perform on and off campus throughout the school year.
JCDS is proud to offer the only performing drumline ensemble at the elementary level in Northeast Florida. The JCDS Drumline offers students an opportunity to develop musical techniques and learn to collaborate in a percussion ensemble. The students explore various styles and develop confidence as they perform on and off campus throughout the school year.
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.