How to Apply

Our tours for the 2023-24 school year will be held in January and February 2023. Registration is available now!

Rolling admissions: Following our priority admissions season (after February 2023), we continue to accept 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 will contact you directly if we have an opening for your child.

If you previously applied for the 2022-23 school year and we were unable to offer enrollment, you may contact us in January 2023 to have your child’s application held over for the 2023-24 school year.

  • 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 24, 2023

Decision letters:  For Early Childhood applications submitted by our priority notification deadline, MCCS emails decision letters on Monday, April 3, 2023. Signed acceptance of the offer of enrollment must be received with a non-refundable $1,000 deposit by  on Monday, April 10, 2023.


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