Loudoun Country Day School

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Coordinates: 39°02′53″N 77°34′32″W / 39.0481°N 77.5755°W / 39.0481; -77.5755

Loudoun Country Day School
Loudoun Country Day School logo.jpg
20600 Red Cedar Drive


United States
School typeaccredited, independent, coeducational
Head of schoolDr. Randall Hollister
Staff69 (as of 2015) [1]
Teaching staff57 (as of 2015) [1]
GradesPre-school through 8th
Enrollment320 (as of 2015)[1]
Average class size16 (as of 2015) [1]
Student to teacher ratio8:1 (as of 2011)[1]
Campus size69 acres [1]
School colour(s)Green and Blue
AccreditationVAIS [2]
Yearbook"In Flight"

Loudoun Country Day School (LCDS) is an accredited, independent, coeducational pre-school through eighth-grade school located in Leesburg, Virginia.


The school was founded in 1953 by Mrs. William J. McDonald and Mrs. J. Churchill Newcomb and after a few years found a home at 237 Fairview Street, NW. As of July, 2009, the school relocated to a new campus at 20600 Red Cedar Drive.

The head of school is Dr. Randall Hollister, who was the recipient of the 2002 Washington Post Private School Distinguished Leadership Award in Education, and who has been head of the school since 1993.

The school is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW).


In July, 2009, LCDS relocated to a newly constructed 69-acre (280,000 m2) campus also located in Leesburg.[3]


LCDS offers a core curriculum and extensive programs in foreign languages, arts, music (including a string orchestra starting in fourth grade), STEM Lab, library, and athletics.

Extracurricular activities[edit]

LCDS's after school activities include a variety of academic, arts and sports-related classes. LCDS conducts a variety of summer enrichment camps and partners with third-party vendors to offer additional camp opportunities on school's campus. [1] Middle school students participate in competitive girls' field hockey, boys' soccer, basketball, lacrosse and tennis. [2] LCDS is a member of the Piedmont Athletic Conference (PAC). Member schools include: Highland School, Powhatan School, Wakefield School, The Hill School and Loudoun Country Day School.

Notable alumni, faculty and staff[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "School Detail for Loudoun Country Day School". Loudoun Country Day School.
  2. ^ "School Detail for Loudoun Country Day School". Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
  3. ^ Aryanpur, Arianne (2008-04-03). "Country Day's New Digs". Washington Post. p. LZ01.

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