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La Jolla Country Day School

9490 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037

(858) 453-3440


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Day in the Life

General School Mission

We believe that the demonstration of good character is of paramount importance within our academically rigourous environment. We believe that we are strengthened by our diversity. To carry out our mission, we believe in recruiting and retaining an excellent faculty, administration, and staff.

Within the framework of a traditional liberal arts education, La Jolla Country Day values the art of questioning, the refinement of critical thinking skills, and the ability to communicate effectively. We believe that in a rapidly changing world it is necessary to understand and use information technology to reach these academic objectives.

La Jolla Country Day School is a welcoming place where a respect for and appreciation of diversity is at the heart of our philosophy. Our community is strengthened by the differences inherent in its diversity while at the same time we work together to forge a common identity.

To prepare for a lifetime of intellectual exploration, our students learn that the development of human knowledge is only possible through the creative tension that arises from different points of view. To prepare for personal growth, our students learn that compassion is essential for such growth, and that compassion is only possible with an understanding of the human condition across the globe. To prepare for social responsibility, our students learn that it is only possible to fulfill one's responsibilities as a world citizen by understanding the needs of others.

We are committed to educating the whole person, and value a healthy mind in a healthy body. We recognize that as a school we need the support of our families, and that a school functions best when parents partner with the school for the well-being of the child.
Excerpted from website.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school


Separation is Handled through:

  • Home visits by teachers
  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions