The admissions process at Jacksonville Country Day School is designed to match students with the mission of the school. Our process includes an online application, a tour for parents, and a student evaluation visit. This process helps families, students, and the school make placement decisions that will lead to future success.
If you have any questions or would like assistance with the admissions process, please contact Lori Hall, Admissions Coordinator, at 904-641-6644 ext. 128 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
JCDS abides by a common admissions decision date with other local private schools. The first round of decisions will be communicated to families on March 15, 2018. Applications received before January 15, 2018 will be considered in the first round of admissions decisions. Applications received after the decision date will be considered on a rolling basis, space permitting.
The Admissions Process
Inquire: Complete the online inquiry form or call our Admissions Office at 904-641-6644 ext. 128 to inquire or schedule a personal (private) tour.
Application Fee: The $100 non-refundable application fee ($35 for those re-applying) may be paid online during the application process or through our Business Office.
Parent Questionnaire: Please complete and return to the Admissions Office.
Teacher Recommendation Form: Please ensure your child's current teacher completes the appropriate Teacher Recommendation form and returns it directly to the JCDS Admissions Office.
Transcripts (for students entering grades 1-6): Complete and submit this form to your child's current school office and have records sent to the JCDS Admissions Office.
Birth Certificate: A copy of your child's birth certificate is required for all admissions applicants.
Evaluation Visits: Group evaluations for Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten will take place on selected Saturdays throughout January and February. For those who are unable to attend the Saturday visits, Pre-K 3 applicants will be scheduled for a 1 to 2 hour visit during a school day and Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten applicants will visit for a half day. First through 6th grade applicants will spend a full day at JCDS along with a separate day for testing. The testing generally lasts 1 to 2 hours.
Saturday, January 20, 2018: Kindergarten Evaluations Saturday, January 27, 2018: Pre-K 4 & 1st Grade Evaluations Saturday, February 24, 2018: Pre-K 3 Evaluations
All forms are required to complete the application file. Click on the link to download each form:
Jacksonville Country Day School admits students of any race, creed, color, sex or national origin to all the rights, privileges and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.
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.