How to Apply

This year, information sessions for our Early Childhood program will be held online in January and February. Applications for the 2022-23 school year will be due at the end of February, and enrollment decisions will go out at the beginning of April.


  • Register for a Virtual Information Session. The best way to learn about our Early Childhood programs is to join us for an information session.  We look forward to seeing you in the Zoom room for discussion, a virtual tour of our school and Q&A. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!
  • 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, 2022

Decision letters:  For Early Childhood applications submitted by our priority notification deadline, MCCS emails decision letters on Monday, April 4, 2022. Signed acceptance of the offer of enrollment must be received with a non-refundable $1,000 deposit by  on Monday, April 11, 2022.

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.

If we’re unable to offer enrollment during the 2022-23 school year, you may contact us in January, 2023, to have your child’s application held over for the following 2023-24 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