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Information Events for the 2017-18 School Year

The best way to learn about our wonderful laboratory school is to attend a morning tour or weekend open house.

Space is limited, so please REGISTER ONLINE for any of the events below: 

Elementary School Program

Thinking About Kindergarten? On Wednesday, November 2, from 6:00-7:30 pm, Theresa Lozac'h of Beyond Quality Educational Consulting will discuss how to identify your child’s unique needs and give you the tools to identify a “best fit” school for your family. Start your search focused and ready! This event is free and open to the public 

Open Houses: Please join us for a K-5 Open House to kick off and close out the 2017-18 admissions season! The whole family is welcome at these events, where you'll hear from our Head of School and Elementary teachers, meet some of our current families, spend time in the classrooms, and enjoy educational activities with your children. Our open houses are held on Saturday mornings from 10:00-11:00 am. 

Tours: We also recommend seeing our Elementary School classrooms in action at a weekday morning tour. All K-5 tours run from 9:00-11:00 am and are for adults only (babes in arms ok). You will learn about our curriculum, observe classes, and participate in a Q&A with our staff. 

Priority Elementary School application deadline: 1/20/17*

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 Preschool programs, please submit both applications by this deadline.

Secondary Elementary School application deadline: 1/31/17

Applications submitted by the end of January will be scheduled next for our student visits in February. Decision letters will be mailed on March 16 for all January applicants. 

Preschool and Infant/Toddler Program

All Preschool and Infant/Toddler tours run from 9:00-10:30 am and are for adults only (babes in arms ok). You will learn about our Early Childhood curriculum, view classrooms in session, and participate in a Q&A with our staff.

SAVE THE DATES below! Online registration starts in December. 

  • T 1/24/17
  • F 1/27/17
  • T 1/31/17
  • F 2/3/17
  • T 2/7/17
  • F 2/10/17
  • T 2/14/17
  • F 2/17/17
  • F 2/24/17

Priority Preschool application deadline: 2/28/17*

All Infant/Toddler and Preschool applications submitted in February will be considered in our first round of admissions, with decision letters mailed March 24. 

*Applications for Financial Aid should be submitted by the deadline for each program above.  


Please refer to our Application Process page for more information. If a tour is already full, it won't show up as an option for registration, so let us know by email if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for a particular date.

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 


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Last Updated: 10/18/16