Application Process

Applications for admission to Creative Minds must be submitted through My School DC. We give preference to children of staff members, siblings of Creative Minds students, and siblings of students who have been offered a space at our school.

The My School DC process is a random lottery, and there is no advantage to applying early. Read the Creative Minds policies for the My School DC lottery.

Apply for School Year 2024–25

To apply, please visit These are the keys dates for the My School DC application process:

  • December 11, 2023: Lottery application period for the 2023–24 school year begins
  • March 1, 2024: Application deadline for prekindergarten–8th grade
  • April 1, 2024: My School DC releases lottery results
  • May 1, 2024: Enrollment deadline for matched students


You may apply to Creative Minds International PCS if:

  1. You reside in the District of Columbia.
  2. Your child is eligible to attend PK3 through 8th grade for the school year 2019–20. (Children must turn 3 by September 30 of the upcoming school year to enter PK3; they must turn 4 by September 30 to enter PK4.)

Pursuant to The DC School Reform Act of 1995 (Sec 38-1802.06) as amended, enrollment in public charter schools is open to all students who are residents of the District of Columbia, and if space is available, to non-resident students who pay tuition at the rate established by the Office of the State Superintendent of Education.

If you have any questions, please call us at (202) 588-0370 or email our registrar at