Admission Calendar

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Campus Tours

All tours run from 8:40 to 10:45 a.m. Click here to inquire and reserve a space.

Wed October 11
Fri October 13
Tue October 17
Tue October 24
Thu October 26
Tue November 7
Thu November 9 (NEW DATE)
Wed November 29
Thu November 30
Mon December 4
Wed January 10, 2018

Evening Events

  • Admission Reception - Thu. Oct. 19, 6:30-8pm @MCDS (parents only)
  • Admission Reception in SF: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Focus - Mon. Nov. 13, 7-8:30pm @ Urban HS St. Agnes Gym - 1563 Page St. San Francisco, CA 94117 (parents only)
  • Upper School Open House - Tue. Jan. 9, 6:45-9pm @ MCDS (applicants and parents welcome)
  • Admission Reception: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Focus - Wed. Jan 10, 6:30-8pm - Take an MCDS to campus bus from SF! Pick up is 5:45pm at the Officer's Club in the Presidio. (parents only)

Click here to reserve your space. Click here for or more detailed information about our evening events.

Assessments /Applicant Visits

  • Kindergarten Assessments

All assessments fall on select Wednesday, Friday and Saturday mornings from November to February. The admission team will be in contact to schedule an appointment once the child’s application is processed.

  • Lower School Assessments (Grades 1-4)

Applicants are invited to campus between October and February for a shadow visit and short academic assessement on a normal school day. These visits occur on select mornings from 8 to 11am. Visits will be scheduled by the admission office once the child’s application is processed.

  • Upper School Assessments (Grades 5-7)

Upper School Applicant Visits: Applicants to grades 5-7 are invited to spend time at MCDS during a normal school day. Visits are held on select Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am-1:20 pm for grades 6 and 7, 8-11am for grade 5. Visits will be scheduled by the admission office once the child’s application is processed. This required step is in addition to US Admission Saturday.

Upper School Admission Saturday: assessments for grades 6-7 take place on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Please save the date and RSVP by emailing Zoe Davis ( Out of area applicants who are unable to attend may schedule an alternative assessment with the admission team.

ISEE or SSAT: Grades 5-7 are also required to take either the ISEE or the SSAT (in addition to US Admission Saturday) at any convenient and public test site before February 5, 2018. Please be sure to have the test center share results with MCDS directly. Register for the ISEE (be sure to use MCDS school code 054004) or register for the SSAT.

Importan Due Dates

  • October 20, 2017: Kindergarten applications due for siblings, faculty & staff
  • January 12, 2018: Applications due for new families
  • January 12, 2018: Applications due for indexed tuition
  • March 14, 2018: Admission & Tuition Notifications mailed
  • March 15, 2018: Admission Notifications available online at 12:00pm PST
  • March 22, 2018: Family Reply deadline is 10:00 am PST sharp
  • September 1, 2018: Start of admission season for 2019-20 school year