LCDS offers a challenging and engaging curriculum. Project-based learning experiences are designed to help students think independently, tackle problems with confidence and collaborate with others. Our graduates are routinely accepted into the region’s most academically rigorous high schools. Alumni consistently report being very well prepared as high school freshmen in English, math, social studies, science, World Languages and technology.
Whole Child Approach
We are dedicated to a whole child approach that develops each student intellectually, socially, emotionally, physically and creatively. All the “extras” are part of our curriculum — including arts, athletics, music, STEM, outdoor education and World Languages. This wide array of experiences helps students become fearless learners who can step outside their comfort zones, try new skills and discover their talents. Through integrated service learning and character education, we also prepare our students to be caring, compassionate leaders and global citizens.
Small Class Sizes
An average student-teacher ratio of 6:1 ensures our teachers have the time to truly get to know every student in their classes. Faculty recognize and celebrate every child’s voice, address individual strengths and challenges and provide plenty of personal attention. Our smaller class sizes also lead to greater opportunities for student participation.
Exceptional faculty are a hallmark of Loudoun Country Day School. Lasting relationships are forged as our teachers mentor students both in and out of the classroom. With the freedom to innovate to meet each student’s needs, our faculty love what they do and wouldn’t want to do it anywhere else.
At LCDS, we celebrate childhood while also focusing on early leadership development. We encourage all students to treat one another with kindness, and we provide many opportunities for our Middle School students to serve as role models and mentors to the younger children on campus.
LCDS is an inclusive community where both parents and students forge lifelong friendships. Together, our dedicated educators and involved parents work toward a common mission. One of the most common refrains from our parents and students is that LCDS is truly a family.
Hear from Our Alumni
“LCDS gave me an academic curiosity and love for learning that has carried me through high school and college.”
“I had an amazing foundation at LCDS that helped me excel in my studies, have confidence in the arts and be a leader at my high school.”
“The teachers at LCDS taught me how to properly communicate with others, including those above my own age, and prepared me for the studying and work necessary to be successful in competitive high school classes.”
“LCDS allowed me to feel that I had a voice in and outside of the classroom. This has been extremely helpful throughout my life.”
Hear from Our Parents
“I love the relationship I have with each of my child’s teachers. Being a partner in my child’s education is important to me.”
“Character-building is the most impressive. We like the combination of academics and citizenship.”
“Even the parents all root for each other’s children. It’s truly a village.”
“Leadership is fostered so much here.”