Take a quick look at how Jacksonville Country Day School can help your child meet his or her full potential.
a keyword at JCDS is INNOVATION Our classroom teachers integrate a variety of technologies into their lessons — not to replace traditional learning but to enhance it. Interactive screens complement the conventional white board. Tablets provide young students with a 21st-century option to practice cursive writing. In 2010, JCDS adopted the Singapore math curriculum, which guides students from concrete skills through abstract mathematical thinking. Using model drawing and other methods of visualization, students develop a sense for numbers and build a strong mathematical foundation. In our makerspace, also known as the Shark Lab, students use their minds and hands to produce original creations through the combination of science and technology. Various activities include robotics, 3-D design and printing, video production, woodworking, and sewing. Many students enjoy spending additional time in the Shark Lab before and after school to work on their projects. Each student at JCDS has access to computers or tablets. The early learning and primary grades use iPads for practice in reading, writing, Spanish, and math. Screen time is appropriate per grade level. Our 1-to-1 iPad program for students in 4th through 6th grades allow 24/7 access to assignments, along with the apps and tools to complete their work.
freedom of EXPRESSION The opportunity to be creative is one of the more important facets of a child’s education. Students who can express themselves in various ways, and in various media, can be more productive in today’s world. Students have the opportunity to develop their artistic talents in our fully equipped studios during their regular scheduled times as well as after school. Student artwork is proudly displayed in various locations throughout the school. Gallery-style art shows allow young artists to exhibit their work to all students and parents. JCDS student artwork is displayed at Jacksonville International Airport and is enjoyed by travelers from around the globe. Students who love performing can bask in the spotlight. Each grade level puts on a musical show for the student body and parents every year. The award-winning JCDS chorus sings at school events and various engagements around the state. The Jazzy J’s play beautiful music on Orff instruments while the JCDS band is often compared to middle-school bands in performance quality.