Admissions

Admissions Process

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 Associate, at 904-641-6644 ext. 128 or lhall@jcds.com.

Decision Date
JCDS abides by a common admissions decision date with other local private schools. The first round of decisions will be communicated to families on February 28, 2019. Applications received before January 17, 2019 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

  1. 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.
  2. Apply: Complete our online application.
  3. 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.
  4. Parent Questionnaire: Please complete and return to the Admissions Office.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Birth Certificate: A copy of your child's birth certificate is required for all admissions applicants.
  8. Evaluation VisitsAll evaluation visits will be scheduled once the application is received.

Evaluation Dates

Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 and Kindergarten:

Group evaluations for Pre-K 3 through Kindergarten will take place on the following dates:

  • Saturday, January 26, 2019 Pre-K 4 & Kindergarten
  • Saturday, February 9, 2019 Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4 & Kindergarten
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019 Pre-K 3

You will be notified of 
your child's evaluation visit date and time after your application is received. 
 
1st - 6th Grade:
 
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. These evaluations will be scheduled on an individual basis.
Please return all forms to the JCDS Admissions Office by mail, fax, or email:


Mail:  JCDS Admissions Office                    Fax: 904-641-1494
         10063 Baymeadows Rd.                   Email:  admissions@jcds.com
         Jacksonville, FL 32256  
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 to students at the school.It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.
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.