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Peabody & Watkins Enrollment

Welcome to Peabody (PreK-K) and Watkins (1st-5th grade)! Watch our welcome video and access our Enrollment Information Deck here.

 

Prospective families: please complete this contact form so our Enrollment Team can contact you in the future.

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Peabody In-Person

Open Houses

January 24

9:30-11:00am; 6:00-7:00pm

February 16

9:30-11:00am; 6:00-7:00pm

April 13

9:30-11:00am; 6:00-7:00pm

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Watkins In-Person 

Open Houses

January 23

9:30-10:30am; 5:00-6:00pm

February 15

9:30-10:30am; 5:00-6:00pm

April 11

9:30-10:30am; 5:00-6:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions and answers below. After thoroughly reviewing, please reach out to us with additional questions.

Who do I contact at the school with enrollment questions?

You can call the main lines of each respective school. Email our enrollment points of contact below:

What grades do your schools serve?

  • Peabody: PK3, PK4, and Kindergarten

  • Watkins: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th

What are the upcoming enrollment dates?

  • Wednesday, March 1, 2023: My School DC (MSDC) application deadline for grades PK3-8  

  • Friday, March 31, 2023:  

    • MSDC Lottery results are released   

    • School year 2023-2024 Enrollment season opens for all families   

  • Friday, May 1, 2023:  My School DC Enrollment Deadline for Matched Students  

 

What documents do I need to submit to complete enrollment?

All families will need to complete and submit an enrollment form and proof of residency.  Please note the enrollment form for the upcoming school year will not be available until March 31, 2023.  

 

NEW to any DCPS school, you will also need to provide one of the following documents to prove your child’s age:  

  • birth certificate;  

  • hospital records;  

  • Passport; or   

  • baptismal certificate  

Visit Enroll DCPS for more information.  

How do I know if my address is in boundary or out of boundary to Peabody/ Watkins?

 

You can confirm your in boundary school here. 

How do I apply to the lottery?

Visit the My School DC for detailed steps.

I have tons of questions about the My School DC application process and the lottery. I don’t know where to start—where should I look?

Visit the My School DC FAQ. The information is broken down by the following topics:  

  • The My School DC Application and Lottery  

  • How to apply in the lottery  

  • Lottery results  

  • How to enroll  

  • Waitlists  

  • Post-lottery application period  

  • Mid-year application period  

  • DC School Report Card  

  • Children, youth and families experiencing homelessness  

  • Military families  

  • Foster youth and families  

  • Students with Disabilities, English Learner (EL) Students  

  • Other questions  

How many schools can I apply to in the My School DC lottery?

For each student, you may apply to as few as one, or as many as 12 schools. The more choices you list, the better the chance of getting a match to a school. However, you should only apply to schools you want your child to attend.   

 

What are the age cutoffs and birthdays for prospective Peabody students?

 

Age cutoff is the age a student needs to be in order to enroll in a specific grade by the school year to which they are applying. For school year 2023-24, applicants for:   

  • PK3 must be 3 years old by September 30, 2023;   

  • PK4 must be 4 years old by September 30, 2023; and    

  • Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 30, 2023.    

If your child does not make the age cutoff you will not be able to enroll them in that grade.  

What are the age cutoffs and birthdays for prospective Watkins students?

Age cutoff is the age a student needs to be in order to enroll in a specific grade by the school year to which they are applying. Age cutoffs vary by grade. Visit the Age Cutoff page on the My School DC website to learn more. If your child does not make the age cutoff you will not be able to enroll them in that grade.   

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