LJCD is a fantastic school that strives to bring the best out in every individual student. There is no "typical" LJCD student but, rather, students who are encouraged to, in their own ways, excel in the classroom, in the arts and in athletics. I attended the student written plays last Thursday evening (12 plays written, produced and acted by the upper school students) and they were terrific. LJCD's students are insightful and witty beyond their years. And many of these actors and playwrights are the same kids finding success in the classroom and on the playing fields. Motivated kids will find endless opportunities at LJCD and, surrounded by other motivated kids and encouraging adults, they make the most of those opportunities, preparing themselves for success in college and afterwards.
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.