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At KIPP DC Public Schools, we support each student in embracing their unique gifts and empower them to develop the skills and confidence to thrive. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become Washington DC’s next generation of leaders.

Our schools are identity-affirming, joyful, and academically excellent. We aim to create an inclusive community of students, families, and community champions that will support students on their path to success. 

KIPP DC schools are tuition-free public schools open to every student in DC grades PreK3 – 12.

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How to Enroll at KIPP DC

Families interested in enrolling in one of KIPP DC’s schools must submit an application through My School DC. My School DC is the single, citywide lottery for all public schools in Washington, DC. The application is entirely online. We are currently accepting post-lottery applications. Submit an application today!

You can use the My School DC website to learn about school options, see upcoming events, and more!

How to Submit a Lottery Application

First, create an account on My School DC and complete the required information (use the School Finder to locate KIPP DC schools).

Nextrank schools in order of preference using your list. If a KIPP DC school is your family’s first choice, rank that school first. We encourage you to also highly rank other KIPP DC schools for a better chance. Learn more about ranking

Siblings of current KIPP DC students receive preference in the lottery, should they apply before the deadline.

 Students must meet age requirements and provide proof of DC residency to enroll.

Information for New Families

  • February 1, 2024 : 9th Grade Application Deadline

  • March 1, 2024 : PreK3 - 8th Application Deadline

  • March 29, 2024 : Lottery Results Released

  • April 8, 2024 : Enrollment Portal Opens

  • Student Enrollment Process

Information for Returning Families

Learn about the My School DC Lottery Process

KIPP DC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to its programs and activities. Review our full non-discrimination statement.