Arrival is from 7:45 a.m. to 8:10 a.m. daily for all students. Classes begin promptly at 8:15 a.m.
PJK — 8:15 a.m. - 12 noon (with additional options)
JK and K — 8:15 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
1st through 6th — 8:15 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Extended Care is available for all students from 7:15 a.m. until 6 p.m. daily.
Main Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Information for New Families
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Information for New Residents of Jacksonville, Florida
We have some general information about our city here.
Jacksonville Country Day School empowers children with the skills they will need to succeed in the 21st century — in a nurturing, multicultural environment. Jacksonville Country Day is dedicated to academic excellence, as well as developing character and healthy lifestyles. Specializing in early, elementary, and intermediate education, JCDS educates children from preschool (starting at age three) through sixth grade.
Founded in 1960, Jacksonville Country Day is located on a spacious and leafy campus at Baymeadows and Southside. The school features a healthy lunch program and daily physical education for all of its students. The curriculum emphasizes character development, arts, and music classes, in addition to science, technology, engineering, Singapore math, and Spanish. This top private elementary school in Jacksonville, FL, also offers the best extracurricular opportunities in the area, as well as an outstanding faculty and staff.
The facilities are unequaled — with technology, science, and Spanish labs, a brand new gymnasium, a heated, competitive pool, dedicated music and arts rooms, an auditorium — and much more. Please schedule a tour to experience the educational excellence and friendly and family-focused environment firsthand or contact the admissions office for more information.