How to Apply

We have concluded our Early Childhood virtual tours for the 2021-2022 school year, and our primary application deadline was February 26, 2021. Decisions for applications submitted by this date will be released in early April.

If you are interested in applying to one of our programs past the February 2021 deadline, please contact the Admissions Team directly at

  • Complete an application. Click below to apply online and upload a photo of your child/family. 
  • Our non-refundable application fee is $75 ($100 for two siblings applying in the same year; $125 for three or more), payable by credit or debit card when you submit your online application.
  • If you are applying for Financial Aid, please complete the SSS application and upload all required forms online when you apply for admission.

Decisions and Deadlines

Early Childhood Application Deadline: February 26, 2021 

Decision letters:  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 emails decision letters on Monday, April 5, 2021. Signed acceptance of the offer of enrollment must be received with a non-refundable $1,000 deposit by 9:00 am on Monday, April 12, 2021.

Rolling Admissions

Following our priority admissions season, we continue with rolling admissions, accepting applications all year round. Any openings will be filled from our pool of applicants on the basis of maintaining balanced and diverse classroom populations.

We are unable to conduct tours of our early childhood program, but we will contact you if we have an opening for your child or add you to our waiting applicant pool in case additional spaces become available. If we’re unable to offer enrollment during the 2021-22 school year, you may contact us in January, 2022, to have your child’s application held over for the following 2022-23 school year.


Please contact the MCCS Admissions Team:

Jenny Bond, Assistant Head of School

Mills College Children’s School

5000 MacArthur Boulevard

Oakland, CA 94613

510.430.2056 ph

510.430.3223 fax