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My School DC is excited to bring you EdFEST, DC’s annual public school fair!
Save the date!
Saturday, December 8, 2018
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
DC Armory (2001 East Capitol St SE)
FREE admission and parking
Let us know you’re coming! RSVP here.
*Interpretation in sign language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French available throughout the day.
Spread the word! Download your EdFEST flyer today: English | Spanish (Español) | Amharic (አማርኛ፤) | French (Français) | Chinese (中文) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Metro Station: Stadium–Armory (Orange/Blue/Silver lines)
Metro Bus: B2, D6, 96, 97
Free onsite parking: Lots 3, 4 and 5
Come to EdFEST and explore the city’s public school options (PK3-12) for your child. Representatives from DC Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools will showcase their programs. With the launch of the My School DC lottery application on December 10, 2018 for the 2019-20 school year, EdFEST is a timely event to help you make informed school selections.
EdFEST will also feature many free services and fun activities for the whole family:
Plan for EdFEST in 3 steps
EdFEST is a unique opportunity to learn about all your public school options (PK3-12), including key resources that will support you and your child throughout your child’s educational journey. Follow these three easy steps to have a successful EdFEST:
Step 1: Think about what’s most important to you and your family in a school. Is distance from home important? Before and after care? Academic offerings? Extracurricular activities?
Step 2: Make a list of schools to visit, including your in-boundary schools. You can apply to up to 12 schools on the My School DC application. Use the School Finder to search by address, grade, and program type and find DCPS and public charter schools near you, including your DCPS in-boundary schools.
Step 3: Ask questions! Download these helpful questions [coming soon!] and bring them with you as you visit school booths on your list to help narrow your choices.
Chart your course by viewing the floorplan [coming soon!] for EdFEST. School exhibitors are grouped into two sections (Grades PK3-8 and Grades 9-12) in alphabetical order. Event staff, interpreters, and volunteers are on hand to make sure you get the most out of EdFEST!
Schools are excited to meet you! All schools that participate in My School DC will exhibit at EdFEST. Representatives from some of the non-participating schools and community-based PK programs will also be at the event.
Educational support does not just start and end at the school. Make sure to visit these key resources available to families and students at EdFEST that will support you year round.
- My School DC operates the common application and public school lottery for the city’s public schools.
- Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is the State Education Agency for the District of Columbia. Learn about the many ways OSSE supports families, including the new school report card, early childhood, student transportation for kids with special needs, and college and career planning.
- DC Public Charter School Board is the District’s charter school authorizer. Public charter schools are independent from DCPS (the local public school system). The DC Public Charter School Board (DC PCSB) provides oversight to, but does not manage, any public charter school. Students complete a My School DC application to request space at a participating public charter school for grades PK3-12.
- DC Public Schools (DCPS) is the city’s local public school system. DCPS offers families a set and predictable K-12 pathway through its right-to-attend schools. Every K–12 student who lives in Washington, DC, has the right to attend at least one DCPS school — a school where he or she can directly enroll without applying through My School DC. Families can also choose to apply through My School DC to other DCPS options outside their right-to-attend schools.
- More to come soon!