Admission Calendar

Campus Tours

For those interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year, you may now register for a tour and other school events. All tours run from 8:40 to 10:40 a.m. Please see below for a list of our tour dates for the 2020-21 school year. 

Tuesday, October 8

Thursday, October 10

Tuesday, October 22

Thursday, October 24

Tuesday, October 29

Tuesday, November 5

Tuesday, November 12

Tuesday, November 19

Wednesday, December 4

Tuesday, December 10

Wednesday, December 11

Tuesday, January 7

Evening Events

Tuesday, November 5, 2019: General Reception (The Urban School)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reception at MCDS

Wednesday, January 7, 2020: Upper School Open House at MCDS

Monday, January 27, 2020: LGBTQIA+ Affinity Reception (The Bay School)

Tuesday, February 4, 2020: People of Color Affinity Reception (Piatti Restaurant)

Click here for event descriptions.

Click here to register for any of the above evening receptions. 

Assessments /Applicant Visits

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

All Kindergarten and 1st grade assessments fall on select mornings from November to March the year prior to entry. You will be able to sign up for a Kindergarten or 1st Grade Screening once you complete your application.

Sibling applicants to Kindergarten applying for the 2020-21 school year will be screened on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 or Thursday, November 12, 2019. New family applicants will be invited to screen between December 2019 and February 2020.

Grades 2-5

Applicants applying to grades 2-5 will be invited to campus on Saturday February 8, 2020 for a Lower School Admission Day. You will be able to RSVP for this event after you have submitted your application.

Out of area applicants who are unable to attend may schedule an alternative assessment with the admission team.

Grade 6

Upper School Applicant Visits: Applicants to grade 6 are invited to spend time at MCDS during a normal school day. Visits are held on select days from 8am-1:20 pm. You may RSVP for a 6th Grade Applicant Visit after you have submitted an application. This required step is in addition to US Admission Saturday.

Upper School Admission Saturday: applicants to sixth grade are assessed on Saturday, February 1, 2020. Out of area applicants who are unable to attend may schedule an alternative assessment with the admission team.

ISEE or SSAT: Grade 6 applicants are also required to take either the ISEE or the SSAT at any convenient and public test site before February 1, 2020. Register for the ISEE (be sure to use MCDS school code 054004) OR register for the SSAT by clicking here.  Please be sure to have the test center share results with MCDS directly.  MCDS will host the ISEE on the morning of January 11, 2020. MCDS will be a private test site, to register use invitation code: 625QNP7B.

Grade 7

Upper School Applicant Visits: Applicants to grade 7 are invited to spend time at MCDS during a normal school day. Visits are held on select days between November and March from 8am-1:20 pm. You may RSVP for a 7th Grade Applicant Visit after you have submitted an application. This required step for 7th grade applicants.

ISEE or SSAT: Grade 7 applicants are also required to take either the ISEE or the SSAT at any convenient and public test site before February 1, 2020. Register for the ISEE (be sure to use MCDS school code 054004) OR register for the SSAT by clicking here.  Please be sure to have the test center share results with MCDS directly.  MCDS will host the ISEE on the morning of January 11, 2020. MCDS will be a private test site, to register use invitation code: 625QNP7B.

Grade 8

MCDS does not accept applicants to grade 8.

Important Due Dates

October 18, 2019: Kindergarten applications due for MCDS siblings, faculty, and staff

January 15, 2020: Applications due for new families

January 15, 2020: Applications due for indexed tuition

March 20, 2020: Decision Week begins

March 19, 2020: Admission Notifications available on your Ravenna account at 12:00pm PST

March 26, 2020: Family Reply deadline is 10:00 am PST sharp