Enrollment FAQs


  • How do I enroll my child?

    You can begin the enrollment process by creating an account at My School DC, the common application for all D.C. public schools. 

  • How do I apply to KIPP DC's new Somerset Campus?

    In 2019-20, KIPP DC educate students in grades 4 to 12 at the Somerset Campus at two separate schools, a middle school educating students in grades 4 to 8 and a high school educating students in grades 9 to 12. Current Somerset Prep PCS students have a guaranteed seat at the new KIPP DC campus. They will re-enroll as normal in April and May of 2019 to secure their seat for the 2019-20 school year . KIPP DC anticipates accepting new 4th to 6th graders at the KIPP DC Somerset Prep Middle School in Fall 2019. Students interested in attending grades 4 to 6 should apply through the My School DC Lottery by March 1, 2019.

  • Who can attend KIPP DC schools? Are there admission requirements?

    If your child is a District of Columbia resident and meets KIPP DC age requirements, they are welcome to attend a KIPP DC school! There are no other admissions requirements. KIPP DC schools are free, open-enrollment, public schools.

  • What is the age criterion for students enrolling at KIPP DC?

    To enroll at a KIPP DC school, your child must meet the following age criterion:

    • PreK3: No older than three on June 2, 2019
    • PreK4: No older than four on June 2, 2019
    • K: No older than five on June 2, 2019
    • 1st: Seven years old or younger on June 2, 2019
    • 2nd: Eight years old or younger on June 2, 2019
    • 3rd: Nine years old or younger on June 2, 2019
    • 4th: Ten years old or younger on June 2, 2019

    Students applying for PreK3 must be 3 years old by September 30, 2019, and an applicant for PreK4 must be 4 years old by September 30, 2019.

  • What happens if there are not enough available spaces to admit all students that apply?

    When parent demand exceeds enrollment capacity at a school, your child will be entered in a lottery that will determine the order in which seats are offered. Your child will receive preference in the lottery if they have a sibling who is currently enrolled at KIPP DC. Students who apply for a seat after the lottery takes place will be added to the wait list on a first-come-first-served basis.

    To increase your child’s probability of attending a KIPP DC school, we recommend highly ranking multiple KIPP DC locations in your application.

  • If my child is offered a spot at a KIPP DC school, what documentation must I provide to secure that spot?

    All students enrolled in public schools in Washington, D.C. must provide proof of D.C. residency. Residency verification will take place upon enrollment at a KIPP DC school. To provide proof of residency, you will need to complete a DC Residency Verification Form and present documents verifying your home address. The full list of acceptable documents can be found at My School DC.

  • If my child is a returning KIPP DC student, what documents must I provide during the re-enrollment process?

    To re-enroll you will need to provide proof of DC residency, a signed residency verification form (which will be completed at your child’s school), and oral and physical health certificates for your child (encouraged, not required).

    Proof of D.C. residency may be provided in the form of (1) Washington, D.C. driver’s license and car registration (with matching addresses), (2) a pay stub with D.C. taxes withheld (from within the last 45 days) (3) or proof of D.C. government benefits (from within the last year).