Lancaster Country Day School
EMPLOYER PROFILE
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FAST FACTS

Coed, college preparatory_600 students under one roof in preschool through 12th grade_Average class size: 13_Student-faculty ratio: 8:1_Seniors accepted to four-year colleges/universities: 100%_$2.5 million in financial aid awarded in 2011-12

ACADEMICS


    High academic standards_Supportive faculty who provide individual attention to all students_Emphasis on substantive reading and writing in myriad genres and styles
    Variety of teaching methods to stimulate students' creativity and critical thinking_Regular review of preschool through 12th-grade curriculum ensures the material keeps a natural sequence and flow
LOWER SCHOOL


    Reader's and Writer's Workshop_Skill-based grouping in math and reading_Education of the whole child, with art, music and physical education as important as academics_Spanish language instruction begins in preschool
MIDDLE SCHOOL

 

    Strong advisory program, fostering close teacher-student relationships_Literature-based English instruction and classroom discussions_Teaching of study skills integrated throughout curriculum_Foreign languages: Spanish and French_Exposure and encouragement to participate in the fine and performing arts, such as art, chorus, ensemble and theater
UPPER SCHOOL


    Advanced Placement courses in 12 subjects_Independent study and Independent Senior Projects for advanced work beyond curriculum_Foreign languages: Spanish, French, Latin and Mandarin_Outstanding college preparation, with special emphasis on reading, writing, math, science and discussion skills_LCDS is one of six schools in the U.S. invited to participate in the annual Model United Nations conference in The Hague, Netherlands._Students develop not just awareness but fluency in cultures through an outward-looking curriculum and courses that include travel to destinations both in the U.S. and abroad
ARTS


    LCDS has an extraordinary arts program with inspired, professional artists in theatre, ceramics, fine arts, dance, and music_Private music lessons are also available during the school day for students of all grades
ATHLETICS


Students in preschool through fifth grade have three to four physical education classes each week; sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders have three. Beginning in sixth grade, students may compete in interscholastic sports. With our after-school fitness program and a wide selection of varsity, club and co-op teams, students interested in athletics have a wealth of options. LCDS is a member of Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletics Association, and our varsity teams often vie for postseason play. Country Day has a cooperative agreement with the School District of Lancaster: Our students can compete on McCaskey High School bowling, cross country, football, softball, swimming, track, volleyball and wrestling teams.

COLLEGE GUIDANCE


Country Day's comprehensive college guidance program, which begins in eighth grade, is designed to help students follow their passions and find the right college match. Our graduates unfailingly report that they were exceptionally well prepared for college.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

LCDS is deeply committed to connecting children to the world around them. We encourage students from all grades to participate in a wide variety of community service projects, whether large or small, local or international. All Upper School students may earn an "Outstanding Community Service" designation on their transcripts in recognition of individual projects.

DIVERSITY


    Economic - 32 percent of students receive financial aid_Geographic - Students from five counties and 35 school districts_Racial -20 percent students of color
FACULTY


    More than 90 percent of Upper School faculty teaching academic courses hold advanced degrees, and 54 percent of all faculty do._LCDS faculty have earned professional development grants as well as national and international recognition through programs including the Fulbright, Klingenstein, Christa McAuliffe Fellowships, AARMS, N.E.H. seminars in the U.S. and Europe, the Whalen Chemistry Award and the U.S. Chemistry Olympiad_Country Day has two fully endowed faculty chairs to honor outstanding teachers at the school
PRESCHOOL AND JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS

This program is designed for children ages 3-5, and consists of half- or full-day options.

TRANSPORTATION


    Provided by public school districts within a 10-mile radius of LCDS_Also available from Berks, Dauphin and York counties_Carpooling may be arranged from most other areas
TUITION & FINANCIAL AID 2011-2012


    In the 2011-2012 school year, LCDS awarded more than $2.5 million in financial aid_Any family may apply for financial aid, with scholarship grants awarded according to need. Please call the Admission Office for tuition details.
SENIOR CLASS PERFORMANCE 2012


    No. of high school seniors: 46_Percentage receiving a diploma: 100_Percentage planning to attend a 4-year college: 100_National Merit Scholars and Letter of Commendation recipients: 6
 
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COMPANY INFORMATION

Organization Name: Lancaster Country Day School
Address 1: 725 Hamilton Road
Address 2:
City, State, Zip: Lancaster, Pennsylvania  17603-2411
 
Type: Private
Number of Students: 600
Lowest Grade: pre-k
Highest Grade: 12
 

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