Six Tips For Selecting A Private School

Our experienced admissions team shares some things to consider when evaluating prospective Jacksonville private schools for your children.
  1. Culture: It is important to pick a school that is a good cultural match for your family, including whether it is religious-based or secular. It is also critical that the student body is diverse and reflective of our society as a whole.
  2. Values: It is essential that the school’s values mesh with those of your family.
  3. Curriculum: Some curriculums are focused on the future and others are more rooted in the past. Some have a strong interdisciplinary emphasis while others have more traditional silos of learning. It is important to pick a school with the curriculum that best positions your child for success.
  4. Class Size: An optimal student-to-teacher ratio allows your child’s educational needs to be better met.
  5. Facilities: The right school will have the facilities to support your child’s interest in performance arts or sports, such as having a theater and gym.
  6. After School Programs: Many private schools offer extended day programs and afterschool activities, which are important considerations, especially for dual-working parents.
It is also imperative to tour prospective schools in person so that you can get a better sense of what the school would be like on a daily basis.
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.