Jacksonville Country Day School, a leading private elementary school in Jacksonville, FL, offers a Pre-K 3 program designed to meet the needs of individual students within an engaging and nurturing learning environment. Emphasis is placed on educating the whole child through a developmentally appropriate, multi-sensory approach to instruction. Students learn in the classroom and outdoors through guided lessons and play designed to promote exploration, creativity, and social interaction.

Jacksonville Country Day School’s teachers are highly qualified and implement research-based, best teaching practices. Each classroom consists of a lead and associate teacher with a teacher-student ratio of 1:8.  Jacksonville Country Day School fosters family involvement, and parent participation is encouraged throughout the year.

The Pre-K 3 program is five days a week — with several options for length of day, including pick up at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:05 p.m., and later through our optional extended care and enrichment programs.

Pre-K 3 students are required to be 3 years old before September 1 of their entry year and must have mastered independent bathroom skills prior to entry in August.

Pre-K 3 Highlights

  • Nurturing learning environment that fosters academic, social-emotional, and physical growth
  • Interdisciplinary, project-based learning
  • Daily physical education classes and recess
  • Differentiation of learning to meet individual needs and goals
  • Access to a healthy lunch program
  • Opportunities for family involvement in school and classroom activities
  • Pre-K 3 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.