Considered the premier independent school in the region, Lancaster Country Day School students graduate with outcomes a good deal stronger than any public or parochial school in Hershey, Lancaster, Reading or York. Country Day's SAT scores are 240 points higher than the collective public and private school average in Lancaster County, and, by standard measurements, are the best of any individual public or private school in the five counties surrounding Lancaster.
Our right sized classes maximize classroom productivity and warmth. Click here for a graph that compares our student-faculty ratio (8:1) to area schools. Click here for parent and faculty observations.
Our outcomes suggest a reliable tradition of excellence. Lancaster Country Day School’s SAT scores are 240 points higher than the combined public and private school average in Lancaster County. Click here for statistics on SAT scores at LCDS. Click here for testimonials that speak to graduates broader preparation for college and life.
LCDS does national searches for faculty. Because of the school's motivated student culture, our faculty can focus on cultivating students' ability to think independently and on classroom innovation. Your son or daughter will be taught as a unique individual, not as one of 20-35 students of varying motivation. Click here for faculty, graduate and parent experiences.
We have the resources to educate the whole child. At LCDS, we value commitment to community, creative expression in the arts and athletic excellence. Click here for actual experiences by faculty, graduates and students.
By encouraging each student's growth within a challenging and supportive academic environment, LCDS inspires a deeper enthusiasm for learning. Click here to share current students' experiences.
Because LCDS students of all ages learn together under one roof, we provide a more secure and more invigorating learning experience. From the LCDS tradition of open lockers to the tutoring and mentoring that our Upper School students offer their younger schoolmates, LCDS provides close and supportive relationships in and out of the classroom. Click here for actual experiences of faculty, graduates and students across age groups.
With better outcomes come better choices. Our LCDS college guidance office is well regarded as one of the best in the country. Click here to read what parents and graduates say about their college search experiences.
LCDS graduates are better prepared for the future. The 21st century will require flexibility and innovative thinking. Data suggests that an LCDS graduate is more likely to be a lifelong learner, with social skills and broad self-confidence borne of a range of talents and leadership experiences. Click here for testimonials that speak to our graduates' broader preparation for college and life.
We have had the perspective of experience with independent schools in the New York City area, both personally and through friends with children the same age as our own. It is our belief that our children have received an education equal, if not superior, to that of students attending prestigious New York schools, without the added stress and competition that such environments tend to foster.
Lancaster Country Day School
725 Hamilton Road
Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 392-2916
Fax: (717) 392-0425
Director of Admission
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