Admission Calendar

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Campus Tours

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

Thursday  October 11, 2018
Tuesday  October 16, 2018
Wednesday  October 24, 2018
Thursday  October 25, 2018
Thursday  November 8, 2018
Thursday  November 15, 2018
Tuesday  December 11, 2018
Thursday  December 13, 2018
Tuesday  January 8, 2019
Wednesday   January 9, 2019

Evening Events

Admission Receptions

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math (STEAM) - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ MCDS
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Tuesday, November 27, 2018 @ Urban High School in San Francisco
  • Curriculum - Tuesday, January 8, 2019 @ MCDS
  • Upper School Open House - Wednesday, January 9, 2019 @ MCDS

Families of Color Gathering - Date & Location TBD

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 19, 2018: Kindergarten applications due for MCDS siblings, faculty, and staff
  • January 14, 2019: Applications due for new families
  • January 14, 2019: Applications due for indexed tuition
  • March 20, 201p: Admission & Tuition Notifications mailed
  • March 21, 2019: Admission Notifications available online at 12:00pm PST
  • March 28, 2019: Family Reply deadline is 10:00 am PST sharp
  • September 1, 2019: Start of admission season for 2020-21 school year