La Jolla Country Day School

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La Jolla Country Day School
Location
9490 Genesee Ave
La Jolla, CA 92037
Information
Type Independent/Private
Motto Scientia Pacifica
Established 1926 (as the Balmer School)
Head of school Dr. Gary W. Krahn
Grades Nursery through Grade 12
Number of students 1,200 [1]
Color(s) Blue, White
Mascot Torrey Pine
Website

La Jolla Country Day School (known informally as "Country Day" or "LJCDS") is an independent school in La Jolla, a community of San Diego, California. It was founded as the Balmer School by Louise Balmer in 1926. The school contains a lower school (consisting of nursery through fourth grade), a middle school (grades 5-8), and an upper school (grades 9-12).

The school's motto is "Scientia Pacifica" (peace through knowledge).

La Jolla Country Day School was voted the best private school in San Diego in 2007 by the San Diego Union-Tribune.[1]

Accreditation[edit]

La Jolla Country Day School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In addition, the school is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

Notable alumni[edit]

• Buzz DuPont ’64

• Glenn Steiner'68,

• David Casey, Jr. '67

• Rob Hagey '69

• James Jameson '67

• Rex Covington ’71

• Sherry Baker Kelly '75

• Vint Virga ’75

Jandy Nelson ’83

• Jason Carbone ’85

• Rick Galinson ’85

Pam Omidyar ’85

• Carl Schachter ’85

• Ernie Hahn '86

• Adina Taubman ’86

Tucker Carlson ’87

• Evan Skowronski ’87

• Greg Silverman ’90

Emma Caulfield ’91

David Chan ’91

Kate Dillon Levin ’92

• Gavin Mandelbaum ’92

• Stephanie Weiss ’92.

Jared Polis ’93

Rashaan Salaam ’93

• Amarpal Arora ’95

Joe Carson ’95

• Rachel Lawrence Douglass ’95

A.G. Spanos ’96

Kelly Goldsmith ’97

• Peter Huffman ’97

• Matt McBane ’97

• Agnes Chu ’98

Alexandra Stevenson ’99

Keith Jones[disambiguation needed] ’00

Diego Rovira ’00

• Grant Gavin ’01

Candice Wiggins ’04

Chrystina Sayers ’05

Miles McMillan’07

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Coordinates: 32°52′42″N 117°13′1″W / 32.87833°N 117.21694°W / 32.87833; -117.21694