Come Visit our Beautiful School!

The best way to learn about our wonderful laboratory school is to come and visit! Space is limited, so please register online for any of our 2020-21 admissions events below.

(Please note that tours are for adults only and involve lots of walking and talking that is not very interesting for little ones; babes in arms ok, but our route is not particularly stroller friendly. Thanks for your understanding!)

Early Childhood Program

Group tours of our infant/toddler, preschool, and transitional kindergarten programs run on select Wednesdays and Fridays from late January through February. Applications are due at the end of February and enrollment decisions go out in early April.

  • Wednesday, January 29
  • Friday, January 31
  • Wednesday, February 5
  • Friday, February 7
  • Wednesday, February 12
  • Wednesday, February 19
  • Friday, February 21
  • Wednesday, February 26


We carefully limit observations of our youngest students and are unable to conduct private tours of our early childhood program outside of our priority admissions season. However, we accept applications all year round, and for those who apply between March and August, we will contact you if we have an opening for your child. For application deadlines and decision dates, please consult our Early Childhood Admissions page.

Elementary School Program

Group tours of our elementary school are held from November-January each year. Applications are due in January, assessment visits are offered in February, and enrollment decisions go out in mid-March. After that, we offer private tours and conduct rolling admissions as space allows.

Learn more about Elementary School Admissions


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