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High School Placement

At CDS, high school counseling begins in the spring of a student’s seventh grade year. Each student and his or her parents/guardians are met with individually to develop a list of appropriate high schools, go over the admission process, establish a timetable, and set expectations for the coming year.

In the fall, all eighth grade students participate in a Selectives class called “Navigating High School Admissions” that helps them organize and prepare for the high school admission process. Throughout the student’s eighth grade year, there are many opportunities to discuss everything from applications and recommendations to decisions about high schools. The goal of our high school counseling process is to make sure each student finds the high school that is the right fit for him or her.

2006 was a landmark year in the history of Children’s Day School as we graduated our first class of 17 eighth graders. Now joined by the Classes of 2007-2015, our alumni are tremendous ambassadors for the school—confident, self-aware students who are curious and eager learners.


“This past fall, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting current CDS eighth graders during their high school admission process. Time and time again, without prompting, these CDS students unabashedly expressed their genuine love and LOYALTY to the school. It was a window into their CDS lives, and I was sincerely touched and impressed by their appreciation of all they have gained as CDS students.”

—Admission Officer at a San Francisco High School
 

The high schools offering places to the 176 graduates of the Classes of 2006-2015 include:

  • Archbishop Riordan High School 
  • The Bay School 
  • Bayhill High School
  • The Bentley School 
  • Bishop O’Dowd High School 
  • Bridgemont High School 
  • City Arts & Tech High School
  • Convent of the Sacred Heart
  • Culver Academy (boarding school) 
  • Drew 
  • Galileo High School 
  • Gateway High School  
  • Hawai’i Preparatory Academy, Kamuela, HI
  • High Tech International School
  • International High School 
  • Immaculate Conception Academy 
  • Jewish Community High School
  • Kipp Academy
  • Lick-Wilmerding 
  • Lowell High School 
  • Marin Academy
  • Mercy High School
  • Metropolitan Arts & Technology High School
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
  • Saint Ignatius College Preparatory High School
  • San Domenico High School
  • School of the Arts
  • School of the Arts Academy
  • Sterne High School
  • St. Joseph Notre Dame High School
  • Stuart Hall High School 
  • Suffield Academy, Suffield CT
  • University High School
  • The Urban School of San Francisco 
  • Waldorf High School
  • Woodside International School
  • Other public schools