I am writing to back up the last review. LJCD has been a terrific school for our kids! Too much focus is spent on SAT scores, AP exams and National Merritt Scholars. Although those things have a place and demonstrate certain kinds of success, a truly great school provides opportunities for its students, motivates them to work hard and take risks and produces confident graduates who attend, not only top colleges, but the right college for each graduate. LJCD kids are given countless opportunities to excel, display varied talents and attend great colleges (check out the lists). LJCD is the best school in San Diego, no doubt about it.
LJCDS is a GREAT fit for my kids in as much that it is caring enough to respect the individuality of each of my very different children, while at the same time providing a rigorous enough academic environment to challenge them with driving them into the ground (unlike a couple other schools in North County that I could name). The administration is honest and open about how it wants to improve the school, including moving it forward in terms of its use of technology.
Looks like another lackluster performance on the National Merit front. Yet the school keeps telling us they are "rebranding" (whatever that means) and promises us excellence. Please...we stopped believing that nonsense years ago. World class faculty second to none? Not even the best in San Diego county is more like it. Please just stop making us feel stupid for wasting all this money and not sending our kids to public school.