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Visiting CDS

Only by visiting CDS will you really be able to sense the school’s energy and enthusiasm. For help figuring out how to make the most of a school visit, see what is recommended by the California Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools.

School Tours for Fall 2019 Admission

Joining a morning tour is a great way to get an overview of CDS while school is in session. Parent tour guides will show you around and answer your questions on everything from school life to farming at CDS. Tours are for parents/guardians only (no children). We apologize but, due to limited tour dates, tours are available only for parents/guardians of children who are age-eligible for enrollment in fall of 2019. Advance registration is required.

Preschool Group Tours (8:45-10:45 a.m.)

  • October 3, 10, 17, 24
  • November 7, 14, 28
  • December 12

Register for a preschool group tour. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Diane Larrabee, Director of Admission, at (415) 861-5432 x322.

Transitional Kindergarten Group Tours (8:45-10:45 a.m.)

  • October 17
  • November 28
  • December 12

Register for a transitional kindergarten group tour. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Diane Larrabee, Director of Admission, at (415) 861-5432 x322.

K-4 Group Tours (8:45-10:45 a.m.)

  • October 4, 18, 25
  • November 8, 15, 29
  • December 13

Register for a K-4 group tour. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Diane Larrabee, Director of Admission, at (415) 861-5432 x322.

Middle School Group Tours (9:45-11:15 a.m.)

  • October 1
  • November 5
  • December 10
  • January 14

Register for a middle school group tour. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact Diane Larrabee, Director of Admission, at (415) 861-5432 x322.

Open Houses

If you're interested in learning more about Children's Day School, plan on attending one of our Open Houses this fall. Teachers and parents will be available to show you around, answer questions, and demonstrate CDS teaching and community life in action. Advance registration is required.

Open House Dates

  • Open House for prospective preschool, transitional kindergarten, and kindergarten families: Saturday, October 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon. (Parents and children welcome.)
  • Preschool-Grade 4 Open House: Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Parents/guardians only; no children.)
  • Middle School Open House (grades 5-8): Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Students interested in grades 5-8 are invited to attend with their parents/guardians.)