Group tours of our early childhood program are held in January and February every year. Applications are due at the end of February and enrollment decisions go out in early April.

How to Apply

  • Take a tour. The best way to learn about our infant/toddler, younger preschool, and transitional kindergarten classrooms is to come and see our wonderful laboratory school for yourself! We look forward to seeing you at a weekday morning tour. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
  • Complete an application. Click the first button below to apply online and upload a photo of your child/family. Or click the second button below to download a PDF version of our application, which you can fill out on your computer and submit via email or print a hard copy and submit via mail.
  • Our non-refundable application fee is $75 ($100 for two siblings applying in the same year; $125 for three or more). If you are applying online, you can pay by credit card, and if you’re mailing in a hard copy, please include a check made out to MCCS with your child’s name in the memo line.
  • If you are applying for Financial Aid, please complete the SSS application and upload all required forms online when you apply for admission.


Our priority application deadline for siblings of current MCCS students is Friday, December 13, 2019.

Application deadline for families with siblings applying to both Elementary and Early Childhood programs: January 17, 2020.

Early childhood application deadline: February 28, 2020. For all other applicants, please submit your application online (or have it postmarked if sending by mail) by this date.


Re-enrollment agreements go out to current MCCS families on January 31 and are due back on February 7.

As a member of the East Bay Independent Schools Association (EBISA), our school adheres to common notification dates and a commitment to supporting families in making educational decisions that are in keeping with their individual children, aspirations, and resources. For early childhood applications submitted by our priority notification deadline, MCCS mails decision letters on Monday, April 6, 2020. Signed acceptance of the offer of enrollment must be received with a non-refundable $1,000 deposit by 9:00 am on Monday, April 13, 2020.

Rolling admissions: 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 priority admissions season. However, we accept applications all year round, and for those who apply between March and August, we will add you to our waiting applicant pool and contact you if we have an opening for your child.


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