Jacksonville Country Day School, a private elementary school in Jacksonville, FL, offers a leading Kindergarten program. Kindergarten students attend a nurturing learning environment, which fosters social-emotional, intellectual, and physical growth. Classrooms promote exploration and social engagement through a multi-sensory instructional approach as they develop the foundational skills and mindset required for success in elementary school and beyond.  

Physical education, music, science, library, Spanish, and art classes are an integral part of a Kindergartner’s life at JCDS. In all of the disciplines, teachers guide students to develop behaviors that enhance independent work while providing opportunities for students to make connections across the academic areas.

The curriculum is based on early childhood development research and best teaching practices. Each classroom consists of a highly qualified lead and associate teacher, enabling differentiated instruction to meet the needs of each student.

Jacksonville Country Day School promotes family partnerships, providing opportunities for parents to volunteer in the classroom and at school-wide activities and events.

The Kindergarten school day begins at 8:15 a.m and ends at 3:05 p.m.  After school enrichment activities are offered to extend learning.

All students applying for our Kindergarten program are required to be 5 years old before September 1 of their entry year.

Kindergarten Highlights

  • Social-emotional and character curriculum supports the development of each child
  • Engaging, interdisciplinary, project-based learning projects
  • Differentiated instruction to meet the needs and goals of individual students
  • Concrete hands-on experiences form the foundation of abstract learning
  • Daily physical education lessons
  • An optional healthy lunch program
  • Field trips, service learning projects, and outdoor exploration
  • Spring performance
For more information or to schedule a tour, please contact Lori Hall in the Admissions Office at lhall@jcds.com or 904-641-6644 Ext. 128.
Located In Jacksonville, FL, Jacksonville Country Day is a Private School for Grades Pre-K - 6. JCDS is dedicated to academic excellence, as well as developing character and healthy lifestyles.