November 9, 2001

La Jolla Country Day open house set for Nov. 10

La Jolla Country Day School, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, will host an open house on Saturday, November 10, on the school's campus at 9490 Genesee Avenue. A special session will be held from 9 to 10:15 a.m. for those interested in the nursery and pre-kindergarten programs (for three- and four-year-olds). Those interested in kindergarten through grade 12 will register and enjoy refreshments from 10:30 to 11 a.m. A short program will begin at 11:00, followed by classroom visits and question-and-answer sessions with current Country Day students. The open house will end at 1 p.m.

Students and their parents are invited to view Country Day's classrooms, library, observatory, computer labs and music and art studios, as well as the science, theater and athletic facilities. Current students and their parents, teachers and administrators will be available to answer questions about the Country Day curriculum, admissions requirements and student life. College counseling, before- and after-school care, bus service and financial aid will also be discussed. This school year LJCD awarded almost $1 million in assistance, based on financial need.

La Jolla Country Day is an independent, co-educational, non-sectarian, not-for-profit, college preparatory school educating 1,000 students. The 24-acre campus is located in San Diego's Golden Triangle. While 20 percent of the school's students live in La Jolla, other students travel from communities throughout San Diego County, including Vista, Carlsbad, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Tierrasanta, Chula Vista and Bonita.

Country Day has an outstanding college placement rate. Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, Yale, MIT and Dart-mouth are among the schools that accept Country Day seniors each year.

"La Jolla Country Day School is the perfect setting for students who thrive in an academically challenging environment which encourages each student to be a scholar, an artist, and an athlete," said Interim Head of School Judith Glick-man, Ph.D. "The Country Day faculty members are known for their ability to guide young people to realize their potential, strongly emphasizing character development, service to the community and informed citizenry in the broader world."

To request information about La Jolla Country Day School or the open house, phone the LJCD admissions office at (858) 453-3440 x132.

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