Loudoun Country Day School

Loudoun Country Day School


Bonjour, I would like to share with you a great opportunity for children wanting to improve their French speaking skills this summer.
Parents: The Loudoun Times-Mirror "Best of Loudoun 2020" poll is now open for first round voting for the Top Five!

New this year, you may vote once per day through December 27th. So vote early and vote often (and spread the word)!

LCDS has been nominated for “Best Private School”, “Best Camp/Summer Program”, “Best Childcare/Preschool”, and “Best Education/Enrichment/Tutoring Service”.
One of the reasons we love LCDS is they have the most incredible art program and have created a professional artist out of our rising second grader, Saydie Forst. She's sold several paintings at her first art show and has several commissioned pieces she is working on! #whylcds
anyone know the tax ID the LCDS?
Grandchildren go there and it is an excellent school.
Watch as Ben Cross (LCDS '12) celebrates with his Denison teammates!
Loudoun Country Day School had been mentioned in Prospect Hill's blog! Read it here...
Hi! I'm looking forward to your High School fair this year. Do you have a date set?
Have some great ideas on what rides we should have at the 2018 Fall Fun Fair (FFF)?

Have any preference on food vendor for the FFF?

Want to run for an LCDS PA officer role for the 2018-2019 school year?

Do you have suggestions on possible 2018 Winter Market Vendors?

PLEASE, then come join us at our next PA meeting NEXT Wednesday night @ 6:30pm in the Library!

Enjoy some great food and drinks while we meet.

Babysitting also available. PLEASE do let me know or PM if your child will be staying so that we can make sure we have enough babysitters for the event!
The Green and Blue Gala online auction is now open! Class baskets, faculty experiences, and online-only specialty packages are now available for bids. Class projects, except for the eighth grade poetry book, which is on sale now, will be uploaded later this week. Class projects will be auctioned off live at the Gala, as will time-honored favorites like the new-and-improved Headmaster for the Week (which now includes a flight over the campus with Dr. Hollister!), the coveted VIP parking and carpool spaces! Keep checking the website for updates and additional items, and don't forget to buy your tickets tonight before the price increases to $175 per ticket!
Looking for people interested in carpools from Western Loudoun - Middleburg or Purcellville areas. Anyone out there?
Congratulations! Many familiar faces and very fond memories of Bryn and Emmy's time at LCDS. All our best to all the graduates. The Morris family.

Welcome to Loudoun Country Day School's official page. LCDS is an accredited, coeducational Loudoun Country Day School is an award-winning, accredited, coeducational independent school serving preschool through eighth grade students in northern Virginia.

Operating as usual


Did you know that today is Confucius's birthday? It is officially celebrated in Taiwan as "Teachers' Day".

One of our incredible families gifted Dr. Odell with this lovely note and gorgeous chocolates (as you can see, she couldn't resist). We are forever grateful for the incredible home away from home this community has created--the teachers, the families, the students.

As Confucius said, "Wherever you go, go with all your heart."

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/27/2022

Experiential learning at its tastiest: Our first graders made homemade applesauce to celebrate Johnny Appleseed's birthday and kick off their science unit on the the life cycle of an apple. The students peeled, chopped, and--most importantly--tasted their science experiment. Delicious!


This Saturday is the Fall Fun Fair! Do you have your tickets? Don't miss one of our favorite LCDS traditions. This year includes a petting zoo, carnival rides and games, apple cider donuts, food trucks, a pie-eating contest, and much more!

Get your tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/412400590267

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/26/2022

We had a blast at this weekend's My Big Fat Greek LCDS Homecoming! And we're proud to announce our Homecoming King & Queen, Dr. Odell and her (very good sport) husband, Marcus. We're so grateful for our fun, welcoming community!


continues with the first Blue and Green Games of the year. Fly, Eagles, fly!


What does look like at LCDS? Swimming lessons for our kindergarten students! We see lot of future Swim Team members in the making.


How cool are our new whiteboard desks? We're using these to create spaces that enrich collaboration and empower visible thinking. Just ask Mrs. Stavish's English classes. They love "table essay writing"!


Third-grade teacher Ms. Fusselle reports that her students' first butterfly emerged from its chrysalis last week. "The kids loved getting the chance to go inside the life-sized enclosure to say hello and hold a Monarch before we released her outside to begin her migration!"

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/20/2022

We're in our 12th year of supporting Paws4Vets, which provides funding to train service dogs for veterans in need, to be employed as companions or to help those with physical disabilities. Last year, our amazing LCDS students raised over $8200 by donating their birthday and chore money, walking dogs, posting signs around their neighborhoods, and more. How much can we raise over the next few weeks to present a check at our very special Veteran's Day assembly? The sky's the limit!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/19/2022

As defined in the Oxford English dictionary, a value is a person's principles or standards of behavior; one's judgment of what is important in life.

At the core of our community are our individual and shared values. Each one of our middle school students explored their personal values, creating a value board with no more than 4 to express what drives them in life.

Today and at each Monday morning assembly, 8th graders will present their boards, opening themselves to their community and sharing that which is vital for them so that we all are able to understand each other a little better.


It’s ! Meet Cricket, Dr. Odell’s dogter and Mr. Beauchemin’s new best friend. Don’t forget to bring your furry friends through car line—there are always dog treats to enjoy and snuggles to be had!


Do you have your tickets to My Big Fat Greek LCDS Homecoming? Current and alumni parents, join us for Greek food, awesome music, adult beverages, and much more. Don’t miss a fun night out with new friends and old. Bridesmaid and wedding dresses welcome. Opa!



What an incredible day: Our fifth graders participated in the Horses with Hearts annual 28th "Day Of Caring". They painted fences, pulled and hauled weeds, dug needed holes, hauled and spread gravel in watery holes in the arena area, and scrubbed buckets and chairs... all to help this wonderful nonprofit organization in Martinsburg, WV. Horses with Hearts provides therapeutic riding opportunities for children & adults with special needs.

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/12/2022

This morning, at the first all-school assembly of the year, Dr. Hollister presented Dr. Odell with our treasured time capsule, created by LCDS students on Nov 29, 1960. It was found in one of the walls of our Fairview Street campus in the fall of 2009 when it was being torn down. Check out the enrollment list--only 42 students--and a sample of the letters found inside. What a treasure!


We love ! Did you know that Dr. Odell always brings a pouch of dog treats to car line? Next time, bring you pooch, roll down your window, and say hi (or "woof"). Ziggy Ernst even made it into her office this morning!


Our big day is finally here! So excited for the year ahead. Let's do this, Eagles!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 09/06/2022

Less than 24 hours until we welcome all of our beautiful students back to school! One of our favorite activities during last week's Faculty Work Week was creating boards that expressed each of our 4 core values (yes, just 4, and it was impossibly hard to narrow them down). These are our why's, the reason each of us get up every morning and do what we do, it's what we hold closest, our purpose and what we bring to this school.


Looking for a great new book to read (and an even better conversation about it)? Don’t miss our new book club, On the Same Page with Dr. Odell, the third Wednesday of each month at 8:30am. Mark your calendar for the first one on September 21st, and pick up your copy of The Comfort Crisis, by Michael Easter.


“It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.”

Our awesome Early Years teachers can’t wait to open their hearts to our smallest students! Only 4 more days to go.


Heading into the last weekend before school starts with big smiles and jazz hands! There's no stopping us now. Let the countdown to the 2022-23 school year begin!


LCDS Alumni, we want to know what you’ve been up to! College acceptances, accomplishments, big moves, anything you’d like to share for our annual report. Please post in comments (include photos pls) or email [email protected] by Wednesday, July 27th. We can’t wait to hear from you!


Welcome our new Head of School, Dr. Odell!

The baton has officially been passed. Gonna fly now!


Welcome, Dr. Michelle Odell, our new Head of School! We are so grateful that she’s joining our special community. Learn more about Dr. Odell at

Say hi or leave a note of encouragement & welcome in the comments. 💚💙🦅


Today is our beloved Dr. Hollister’s last day as Headmaster of the school and community he has so loved and was essential in building. Let’s show him some love. Leave your message in the comments! Thank you for EVERYTHING, Dr. H!


We had a blast celebrating Dr. Hollister. Even Josh Allen got in on the action!


Congratulations to our Class of 2022!


Last all-school assembly of the year=lots of honors, celebrating 40 years of teaching at LCDS (Mrs. Hope), high fives, and the announcement of this year’s winning team (Go Green!!).


A beautiful morning for a beautiful event—our 8th Grade Poetry Coffee House. So begins the countdown to graduation! Just 9 days left 💙💚🦅


Yesterday was AWESOME! So much energy, school spirit and FUN. Plus high fives from our soon-to-be Head of School, Dr. Michelle Odell. Let’s go, Eagles!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 05/13/2022

This just happened: Our fabulous LCDS Show Choir sang the National Anthem to kick off tonight’s Nats-Astros game. What a performance!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 05/10/2022

So far, Teacher Appreciation Week has been full of gorgeous flowers, a delicious breakfast (beignets, charcuterie boxes, juices galore). And it’s only Tuesday!

We are so grateful for our fabulous Parents Association and the leadership team who thinks of absolutely everything. We ❤️ our amazing community!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 05/09/2022

Our lower school student council presented United Help Ukraine with a $1000 check today, thanks to their bake sale and lots of work. We couldn’t be prouder!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 05/06/2022

Back in the building for the first time since 2019… all of our fabulous grandparents! What a special day. Concerts, treats, and tours from our kids. Thanks to everyone who made this day so special!


Oh how we love Cinco de Mayo! Senora Quiles’ 8th grade class was treated to fantastic homemade Mexican food (tamales, beans & rice) prepared by one of our wonderful families. Thank you to the Martinez family for this delicious treat!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 05/02/2022

What a perfect day for our annual
Kindergarten Mother’s Day tea! So sweet, so special, so sentimental❤️🫖


Join us on Friday, May 13th at Nationals Park as the Nationals take on the Houston Astros... and our very own LCDS Show Choir takes the field to sing the national anthem. We'll have our own LCDS section. Tickets are only $28!



Our 2022 auction ends in a little over 10 hours! This is your last chance to bid on incredible experiences, vacations, and goodies you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, special opportunities with Dr. Hollister that won’t ever be here again. Don’t forget about the tuition raffle! Winner takes home a year or free tuition or 50% of ticket sales. Happy bidding!


Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 04/01/2022

If you love basketball & you love Dr.H, this item is for you (and it's absolutely perfect for alumni who don't get a chance to hang out with him anymore). You and 2 friends will join him to watch the NCAA championship game on Monday, April 4 at the All-American Steakhouse & Sports Theater. Dinner, drinks, the best basketball company ever—it’s all included in this special package!


If you’re a golf enthusiast, boy do we have some amazing auction packages for you:

Play the #1 Golf Course in VA


Recognized as one of the unique golf experiences in the country, Kinloch features an outstanding Lester George and Vinny Giles parkland style 18-hole layout. The winner and two friends will enjoy the perfect day golfing this private, world-class course in The Piedmont (Greater Richmond). This is an experience that's not to be missed by any golf enthusiast.

Check out the Golfers Delight Package


A round of golf at spectacular Creighton Farms golf club
-60-minute Golf Lesson with Sam Early at Creighton Farms golf club
-A round of golf for four (including golf carts) at beautiful 1757 Golf Club
-An overnight stay at Creighton Farms clubroom so mom can have a day and night to herself this summer (or anytime through September 30, 2022). Additional Club amenities include steam rooms and fitness center.
-1 box of titleist Pro V1 golf balls
- $50 Top golf Gift Card
- "golf" stir sticks
- Callaway golf tees
-divot repair and ball marker
-golf pad of paper
-Best seat in the house book by Jack Nicklaus & Don
-6 White Chocolate golf balls
-Gift Card for happy dining
-Callaway club brush
-GloveMen's Lg Left golf glove
-flour sack towel
-2 Swig Life stainless steel coolers

Take a Lesson with the #1 Golf Pro in Virginia, Erika Larkin!


Happy bidding!

Photos from Loudoun Country Day School's post 03/30/2022

Film buffs, we have the perfect auction items for you: tickets to opening night (and the exclusive afterparty!) of the Middleburg Film Festival, tickets to Hamilton and more! Check it out:



Our 2022 auction is LIVE!! If you’re an alumni (or alum parent), don’t miss out on your chance to bid on exclusive Dr. H experiences. This is your last chance to hang out with him as Headmaster!

Plus, we have tickets to sporting events, concerts, and theater (Hamilton!); vacations galore; private chefs and parties; VIP experiences you’ll only find here (including Middleburg Film Featival opening night and afterparty); and much, much more. Over 150 items! Check it out:


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Welcome our new Head of School, Dr. Odell!
Science is all about trial and error… and getting messy. Definitely getting messy. STEM teacher Mrs. Peacemaker and her ...
It felt downright magical to be all together, enjoying the tradition of our LCDS winter concerts in person, for the firs...
We are soooooo excited that our Middle School Show Choir is back in action this year! Here's a throwback to them singing...
Our 4th graders love playing in the orchestra! The family that plays together, stays together💙💚 #whyLCDS #MusicEd
Making 90s pop stars (and the Gen X parents who loved them) proud... #musiceducation #wednesdayvibe
It's Molten Monday here at LCDS! Our sixth graders were sooooo excited to explode the paper mache volcanoes they've been...
Today is Arbor Day, and we are so proud to introduce you to our inaugural Roots & Wings tree-dedication initiative. Thes...
Before you wrap up your weekend, take a minute to clean out your shoe bins. Our second graders are busy collected shoe d...




20600 Red Cedar Dr
Leesburg, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8am - 6pm

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