Upcoming Events

WHAT: Prospective families are invited to attend one of our Information Sessions, an opportunity to meet our administrators, hear about our unique programs, and learn about the admissions process for all grade levels.

WHEN: Thursday, January 13 and Thursday, February 24 - time and location to be determined.

Please register in advance HERE and we will keep you updated on event details.

The Admissions Process

CCDS endeavors to accommodate all students who apply for admission; however, because applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, CCDS uses a computerized random selection process to determine admission status and the waiting list. Spaces are allocated to form a student body that reflects the demographics of the region in which the school is located.

For the Current School Year

The application window for the 2021-22 school year is closed; however, you are invited to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list for openings that may become available throughout the school year. See our How to Apply section below for instructions on our application process.

For the 2022-23 School Year

Keep the following dates in mind:

  • Application Window: opens December 1, 2021 
  • Application Deadline: application window closes March 7, 2022 at midnight
  • Random Selection: takes place March 24, 2022

How to Apply

CCDS conducts our admissions process through School Mint. School Mint can be accessed here, from the Apply Now button on our website homepage, or through the School Mint app available at the Apple Store / iOS or Google Play / Android

Please note, CCDS cannot meet and discuss applicants who are on the waiting list. If you have a child on the waiting list, please know that you will be contacted if your child is selected.  Your waitlist number will be available to view in your School Mint account.

Kindergarten Applicants

A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.

TK Applicants

A child must turn 5 years old between September 2 and February 2 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.


Valerie Long is your contact throughout the admissions process:

Email: vlong@chicocountryday.org
Phone: (530) 895-2650
Fax: (530) 895-2546