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Welcome From the CDS Enrollment Management Office

Welcome to the Children’s Day School admission pages! We appreciate your interest in our school.

Today’s curious and engaged student is tomorrow’s passionate and informed world citizen. Those who meet and know Children’s Day School students consistently see uniquely enthusiastic learners who are both academically successful and grounded.

At Children’s Day School, what you learn and who you become are equally important. As a high school dean told us, “My view of CDS students is that they are coming in with all the tools, habits of mind, and social skills that you would call features of independent school educations. But CDS students have a healthier relationship around success, what achievement looks like, and a more holistic sense of self and how to be.” If this sounds like what you hope for your child, we hope you will get to know us more by exploring our website. While currently we cannot host visitors on campus, we invite you to take our virtual tour (password: cdstour2020) and to sign up for a Zoom information session with our Head of School, Shelly Luke Wille, and senior leadership as well as current CDS parents/guardians.

To many parents, the task of finding the right school for their child can be daunting. At CDS, we want our admission process to be clear and we want our communications with prospective families to be welcoming, helpful and responsive. We adhere to the Principles of Good Practice in Admissions of the National Association of Independent Schools and of the Bay Area Directors of Admission.

We seek students and families who are a great fit with the CDS educational philosophy and its involved, diverse and inclusive community. The Enrollment Management Office is here as a resource for prospective families, so please feel free to contact us: Diane Larrabee, Director of Enrollment Management, at (415) 861-5432 x322, or Kristina Berman, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management, at (415) 861-5432 x337. Also, please visit the website developed by the Directors of Admission at Independent Schools of the San Francisco Bay Area for more information about admission to Bay Area independent schools.

We look forward to talking with you!

Diane Larrabee
Director of Enrollment Management

Kristina Berman
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management