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.

Elementary School Program

Group tours of our elementary school are held from November-January each year, followed by private tours upon request. Applications are due in January, assessment visits are offered in February, and enrollment decisions go out in mid-March.

K-5 Open Houses

Your whole family is invited to attend an open house! Mix and mingle with our elementary school teachers and families as you get a feel for our program and decide if you want to sign up for a weekday morning tour and submit an application for next year. We hope that you will! This is also a great opportunity for your child to spend some time in our classrooms before coming on a shadow visit in February. Open houses are held on Saturday mornings in from 11 am-12 noon and open to all ages.

  • Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Saturday, January 11, 2020

Elementary School Tours

Come see our elementary school classrooms in action on one of our weekday morning tours, which run from 9-11 am on select Wednesdays and Fridays from November to mid-January. You can expect to visit classrooms in session,  participate in a Q&A with our staff, and learn about the curriculum, history, mission, and philosophy of our laboratory school. All tours are for adults only (babes in arms ok). 

  • Friday, November 8
  • Friday, November 15
  • Friday, November 22
  • Friday, December 6
  • Friday, December 13
  • Wednesday, December 18
  • Friday, January 10
  • Wednesday, January 15

Our priority application deadline for TK students matriculating up to K and siblings of current MCCS students is Friday, December 13, 2019.

Our priority elementary application deadline is Friday, January 17, 2020. Applications submitted by this deadline will be scheduled first for our student visits in February. If you are applying for siblings to both the elementary and early childhood programs, please submit both applications by this deadline.

Our secondary elementary application deadline is Friday, January 31, 2020. Applications submitted by the end of January will be scheduled next for our student visits in February.

Learn more about Elementary School Admissions

Early Childhood Program

Tours of our infant/toddler, preschool, and transitional kindergarten programs run on select Wednesdays and Fridays from mid-January through February. Please check back in December for exact tour dates, or email to be placed on our mailing list and contacted when our early childhood tours are scheduled. 

Our early childhood application deadline is February 28, 2019.

Learn more about Early Childhood 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