The Application 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.

2024-25 Enrollment

Key Dates:
November 14, 2023 - Application window OPENS
February 28, 2024 - Application window CLOSES for random selection
March 6, 2024 - Random selection takes place

Your application to enroll at CCDS is always welcome! The deadline for enrollment applications to be included in our random selection has passed. Applications received after 2/28/2024 will move directly to our waiting list. See our How to Apply section below for instructions on submitting your application for enrollment.

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. You can log in to School Mint at any time to view any updates to your child's position on our waitlist.

Kindergarten Applicants

A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2024 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.

TK Applicants

A child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2024 and June 2, 2025 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.


Valerie Long is your contact throughout the admissions process:

Phone: (530) 895-2650 ext 870
Fax: (530) 895-2646