Use this site to create a separate application for each child in your family who is applying to attend a new school for next year.
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Any applications submitted after February 1 will be considered post-lottery applications. Click here to learn more.
Deadline for PK3–8th grade applicants
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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.
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Students with disabilities and the lottery
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DC residency requirements to enroll
Historic lottery data