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.

For the 2022-23 School Year

Interested families are encouraged to submit an application to be placed on the waiting list for openings that may become available over the summer and 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.

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.

Important Dates

Important dates for 2023-24 enrollment are not available yet. These dates will likely be set around November 2022. Please check back soon!

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 April 2 (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) 895-2546