Enroll Today

KIPP DC students are proving what’s possible for students in the District of Columbia. KIPPsters develop the knowledge, skills, character needed to lead successful lives full of choice and opportunity. 

Our schools are free, open-enrollment, public schools for D.C. students in grades PreK3 – 12. Enroll your child today and see them thrive in a safe, structured, and nurturing school.

Enrollment Process & Lottery

Enrolling is simple! KIPP DC participates in The My School DC common lottery for all D.C. public schools.

First, create an account on My School DC and use the School Finder to locate KIPP DC schools.

Nextrank schools in order of preference using the generated 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.

My School DC will try to match each student with their 1st choice, then 2nd choice, and so on through the student’s list. Your child will receive their lottery results on March 29, 2019.

Siblings of current KIPP DC students receive preference in the lottery, should they apply during the open enrollment period. Students applying after the lottery will be added to the waitlist on a first-come-first-served basis. Students must meet age and residency verification to enroll.

Information for New Families

  • February 1, 2019 : MY School DC Application Deadline (grades 9-12)

  • March 1, 2019 : My School DC Application Deadline (grades PreK3-8)

  • March 29, 2019 : Lottery Results Released

  • May 1, 2019 : Enrollment Forms Due

  • May 1, 2019 : 2019 - 20 Online Registration Complete - www.kippdc.org/enroll2018

  • OSSE Required Forms

Information for Returning Families

  • February 1, 2018 : 8th Graders My School DC High School Apps Deadline

  • April 1, 2018 : KIPP DC Re-Enrollment Begins

  • April 24, 2018 : 9th Grade Welcome Dinner at KIPP DC College Preparatory

  • June 1, 2018 : Re-Enrollment Forms Due

  • June 1, 2018 : 2018 - 19 Online Registration Complete - www.kippdc.org/enroll2018

  • OSSE Required Forms

Enrollment Open House Dates by School

We encourage potential families to visit a school’s open house to learn more about KIPP DC and speak with our teachers and school leaders.


KIPP DC College Preparatory – Open House – December  6 (5:30 -7:00p)

KIPP DC Arts & Technology – Open House – January 23 (5 -6pm)

KIPP DC Lead Academy – Open House – January 23 (5 -6pm)

KIPP DC Discover Academy – Open House – January 30 (5 – 6pm)

KIPP DC Connect Academy – Open House – January 30 (5 -6pm)

KIPP DC Arts & Technology – Open House – January 30 (9:30 am)


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.