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Loudoun Country Day School has provided an excellent education in a nurturing environment since 1953. Our academic program is driven by our mission to “... cultivate the intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth of each child and develop a foundation that inspires excellence, builds character, and prepares each child for the challenges and opportunities ahead.” and emphasizes the following four characteristics:

Challenging Core Curriculum

Each student is given an opportunity to achieve excellence while engaged in LCDS’s academic program. Facilitated through small class sizes and a faculty passionate about teaching, we ensure that the classroom is a place where students are challenged to develop critical thinking skills, build a strong academic foundation and develop a love of learning. Our graduates are routinely accepted into the region’s most academically rigorous high schools and our alumni consistently report being the best prepared high school freshmen in English, Math, Social Studies, Science, Foreign Languages and Technology.

Nurturing Environment

In addition to providing an excellent education, LCDS is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment and promoting a sense of community. One of the most common refrains from our parents and students is that 'LCDS is like a family.' Our teachers and staff value students as individuals and view parents as partners. The environment is welcoming and friendly, from the moment our headmaster greets children as they arrive in the morning to when he and his teachers bid them goodbye during dismissal. LCDS is like a second home.

Artistic and Physical Development

An integral part of an LCDS education is the cultivation of each student's artistic and athletic abilities. Instruction in the fine arts, music and athletics begins in Prekindergarten and continues through eighth grade in age-appropriate and engaging curricula designed to promote the artistic and physical development of each child.

Character & Values

Stated in LCDS’s objectives is, “To cultivate in each child self-esteem, a sense of moral responsibility, a love of learning, and a passion for excellence.” At LCDS, this goal defines our school’s culture and is demonstrated in the classrooms and halls each day. Character education is woven into the curriculum and school life at LCDS. From students performing community service, to character-based commendations at our weekly assemblies, to student council members planning and leading events and activities, we immerse our children in an atmosphere of responsibility, integrity, citizenship, and leadership.

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