Which school will your child call My School?

My School DC is the common application and common lottery for the District’s public school options.

The application for the 2014–15 school year is closed. In early November MySchoolDC.org will launch an updated site for the 2015–16 school year. The revised site will have information about applying for the 2015–16 school year and new school profiles. A new School Finder tool will help you search for schools and see the new DCPS school boundaries.

Join us at EdFEST on Saturday, November 22, to learn more about your school options.


Saturday, November 22

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

DC Armory

2001 East Capitol St. SE

Admission is free


  • Metro Station: Stadium–Armory
    (Orange/Blue/Silver lines)
  • Metro Bus: B2, D6,
    E32, 96, 97
  • Free onsite
    parking: Lot #3

Come to EdFEST, DC’s only citywide public school fair, and explore the city’s many public school options (PK3–12) for your child. Get to know your options now so you can make informed school selections for the 2015–16 school year’s common lottery.

  • Meet representatives from more than 150 DCPS and public charter schools.
  • Ask questions about schools and their services and programs, including special education and services for English Language Learners (ELLs).
  • Learn about each school’s culture from those who know first-hand.

Interpretation in sign language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French will be available throughout the day.

EdFEST will have recreational activities for all so bring the whole family!


In addition to more than 150 DCPS and public charter schools, EdFEST exhibitors include:

Government Agencies & Nonprofit Organizations

  • My School DC
  • DC Department of Health, with services and education for children and adults
  • DC Department of Parks and Recreation, with sports and crafts activities for kids of all ages
  • DC Public Charter School Board (PCSB)
  • DC Public Library, with story time and songs
  • DC Public Schools (DCPS) Central Office
  • DC School Reform Now
  • DC Water
  • Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS)
  • Office of the State Superintendent for Education (OSSE)/LearnDC
  • State Board of Education

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Key Dates

for the 2015–16 School Year

  • November 22, 2014

    EdFEST at DC Armory

  • December 15, 2014

    My School DC application launches at MySchoolDC.org

  • February 2, 2015

    Application deadline for grades 9–12

  • March 2, 2015

    Application deadline for grades PK3–8

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