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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are considering Almaden Country Day School for your child's education. Thank you!

Our application process is detailed below, and includes instructions and a checklist of necessary documentation. Should you have any questions about this process, email our Admissions Office.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year.

Apply for the 2024-2025 school year

Application Process

Program age eligibility:

  • Pre-Kindergarten: For children who turn 4 or 5 years old by December 31
  • Kindergarten: For children who turn 5 years old by September 1

Grade placement for Grades 1-7:

  • Students entering Grades 1-7 will be considered for the appropriate grade placement based on the student's age, most recent grade completed, overall evaluation, shadow visit assessments (if applicable), and information collected during the application process.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Almaden Country Day School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Admissions Office

Please call or email the office if you have any questions about the application process, (408) 997-0424 or

Mary Jo Heindel

Mary Jo Heindel

Director of Admissions, Enrollment and Outreach
Amber White

Amber White

Assistant Director of Admissions