We carefully limit observations of our youngest students and are unable to conduct private tours of our Infant/Toddler, Preschool, and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms outside of our scheduled group tours in January and February of each year. However, we do accept applications all year round and spots often open up in the spring and summer. We don’t maintain a first-come, first-served waiting list, so if a spot opens up, we check our applicant pool for the best fit. If we have an opening for your child and you have not yet seen our facilities, we will contact you to come in for a private tour before you decide about enrolling. If we’re unable to offer your child enrollment in the coming school year, please contact us again in January to come on a group tour and request that your application be held over for the following school year.

How to Apply

  • Complete an application. Download the application and submit it to Mills College Children’s School (MCCS) along with a non-refundable $75 fee ($100 for two siblings applying in the same year; $125 for three or more) via email or mail to the addresses at the bottom of the page. *If you are applying for Financial Aid, please complete the SSS application and upload all required forms online when you apply for admission.


Contact our Admissions Director:
Whitney Walker
Mills College Children’s School
5000 MacArthur Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94613
510.430.2053 ph
510.430.3223 fax