We encourage you to attend one of our admission events to learn more about our education community.
Tuesday, 11/15 at 5:30 pm on our Main Campus
This event is designed for parents with students entering TK or Kindergarten in Fall 2023. Join us on campus to learn more about our philosophy and curriculum. Attendees will meet teachers and administrators and receive a tour of campus. Please register in advance HERE
Middle School Open House
Tuesday, 2/28 at 6 pm in our Middle School
If middle school is the next stop for your student, you don't want to miss this event! Join us on our Middle School campus to meet our teachers, tour the campus, and learn more about our unique approach to middle school.
Please register in advance HERE
Enrollment Information Night - 3 Sessions
All sessions are held at 6 pm in our Middle School
These sessions are intended for anyone interested all grade levels at Chico Country Day School. Hear from our administrators, learn about our admissions process, and tour our campus. This is your opportunity to experience our school's project-based model and all the ways CCDS offers a unique approach to learning.
Please register in advance HERE
A tour is the best way to experience our community. We're offering tours on Friday mornings in December and January. All tours will begin at 8:30 am on our Main Campus. Complete the form below to reserve a tour. We can't wait to meet you! CLICK HERE to reserve a tour date.
The Admission 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
Interested families are encouraged to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list for openings that may become available throughout the school year. The random selection for the 2022-23 school year has taken place, but your enrollment application is always welcome. See our How to Apply section below for instructions on our application process.
Key Dates for 2023-24 Enrollment
If you're interested in enrollment for the 2023-24 school year, please make a note of these important dates:
December 1, 2022 - Application window opens
February 28, 2023 - Application window closes. Completed applications are due by midnight on 2/28/2023
March 7, 2023 - Random selection takes place
How to Apply
Note: The application window for the 2023-24 school year does not open until December 1, 2022. If you attempt to apply before the window opens you will be applying for the current school year. Please wait until 12/1 to apply for 2023-24.
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.
Following the random selection on March 7, your waitlist number will be available to view in your School Mint account. Waitlist numbers are updated as new students enroll.
A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1, 2023 (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.
A child must turn 5 years old between September 2, 2023 and April 2, 2024 (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