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Welcome

Thank you for your interest in Lancaster Country Day School. Your interest means a lot to us and we are excited to share what makes Country Day your best option.  
 
As the premier independent school in the region, Lancaster Country Day is a PS-12 college-preparatory school which promotes the academic, social, and emotional growth of each student so that they are able to reach their full potential.   Our unique and innovative curriculum was developed using evidence based research to cultivate intellectual curiosity, creativity, analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.  Our whole child approach ensures that each student is exposed to rigorous academics while also developing artistic and athletic skills, and exploring what it means to contribute positively to society.  We are proud of the diversity that makes up our student and faculty body, and we are dedicated to building an inclusive and welcoming community.  
 
When a school combines bright students, engaged parents, and exceptional teachers who love what they do, great things happen.  We encourage you to take the next step in investigating our school.  Please call us for more information or to make an appointment to visit campus and see our students and faculty in action. We look forward to welcoming your family to campus soon!
We encourage you to explore what makes Country Day the best option for your student.

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  • Preschool and Junior Kindergarten Programs

    • Safe and nurturing classrooms allow each child to discover, explore, and learn at their own pace.
    • Academics and meaningful play are balanced to prepare the child for future academic and social success.
    • Rich learning centers allow a child to learn and explore individually or in a small group.

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  • Lower School

    • Science instruction begins in preschool with hands-on experiments.
    • Computer science and coding are incorporated into the math curriculum for grades 2-4.
    • Students have Spanish, art and music classes twice a week.
    • Chinese instruction is introduced in fifth grade.

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  • Middle School

    • A supportive advisory program fosters close teacher-student relationships.
    • English classes include great works of literature, intensive grammar, and writing thoughtful and persuasive arguments.
    • Lively classroom discussions with classmates and teachers around the Harkness table.
    • Teaching of study skills integrated throughout curriculum.
    • Foreign languages offered include Spanish, Mandarin and Latin
    • Exposure and encouragement to participate in the fine and performing arts, such as chorus, ensemble and theater.
    • Strong technology electives, with courses in Google Apps, competitive LEGO robotics, animation art and computer programming.

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  • Upper School

    • Advanced Placement courses in 14 subjects.
    • Independent study and Independent Senior Projects for advanced work beyond the standard curriculum.
    • Foreign languages offered include Spanish, French, Latin and Mandarin
    • LCDS is one of 10 schools in the U.S. invited to participate in The Hague International Model United Nations conference held annually in The Netherlands.
    • Technology and engineering courses include computer programming, competitive FIRST Robotics and 3D design and printing.
    • 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.

Meet Our Team

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Lancaster Country Day School is a preschool-12th grade, coed college preparatory school with students from Lancaster, Hershey, York and Reading.