Frequently asked questions
What distinguishes your program?
Having an educational program that is academically robust and challenging, yet is well-rounded in celebrating the arts, technology and physical education, contributes to our distinction and inspiration for lifelong learning. In addition, we recognize that future leaders are not only well prepared academically but have the social skills to make the most of their talents by getting along with others, forging partnerships, thinking critically and creatively, and working together to solve problems. Our program invests in developing the character of our students, particularly through myriad service learning connections, public speaking and dramatic presentations, and leadership opportunities.
Can you meet my child’s unique academic needs?
LCDS is dedicated to being a community that represents and celebrates different learning styles and provides the support and resources all children need to thrive. Full-time Resource Teachers are dedicated to working one-on-one with students to help them overcome challenges and learn at their own pace.
We also have a long tradition of educating exceptional students. A dedicated Enrichment Teacher is focused on meeting the unique needs of exceptional students in our preschool to fifth-grade classrooms. Our graduating classes frequently include students who are accepted into very competitive private high schools and public school programs such as the Thomas Jefferson School for Science and Technology and the Academies of Loudoun.
How easily do students make the transition to LCDS if they did not begin in preschool or prekindergarten?
We enroll new students each year and often enroll students at various grades throughout the school year. The most common theme we hear from students and parents is that LCDS feels like a family. When prospective students visit during the school year, they often wish they could return permanently the next day. Our family atmosphere and welcoming spirit help our new students make the transition to their new educational home easily.
How do parents participate in their children’s education at LCDS?
The partnership between parents and teachers is among the essential ingredients for a highly successful educational experience. Although the curriculum is the charge of the administration and faculty, and the instructional process is the responsibility of the teachers, parents have the opportunity to become part of their child’s classroom experience by volunteering to attend field trips, offering to serve as a Parents Association classroom representative and attending special performances, presentations and athletic activities in which their children are involved. Parents are encouraged to be actively involved in their children’s education at LCDS through open and ongoing communication with their child’s teachers.
Where do LCDS graduates attend high school?
Graduates of Loudoun Country Day School have elected to attend top private and competitive public high schools, including boarding options in the Northern Virginia and Washington metropolitan area, and to elite boarding schools in New England. The list of schools to which our students are accepted can be found here . Our graduates consistently report that they arrive at high school very well prepared for all of the academic and social challenges.