If you are new to DC or are seeking a transfer to attend a new school for this school year (school year 2023-2024), please call the My School DC Hotline at (202) 888-6336, Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The application for next school year (school year 2024-2025) will be available online on Monday, December 11, 2023.
Helpful information and resources
Watch this short video to understand the application process from start to finish.
Students should rank schools in the order they like them.
Learn about each school using School Finder, visit schools in person, and talk to other parents to help make the best selections for your student. Review questions for parents by parents.
Learn more about Applying to PK3 and PK4 and Applying to High School.
Learn about participating schools
Students with disabilities and the lottery
Does my child need to apply?
DC residency requirements to enroll
Historic lottery data