FAQ

How do I enroll my child at CMI? 

We accept applications through the My School DC common lottery. To apply, please visit: http://www.myschooldc.org.

Please note that the My School DC application process for the 2018-19 school year opens on Monday, December 11, 2017 and closes on Friday, March 30, 2018.

I’m interested in learning more about CMI. Can I schedule a visit to campus?

We would be delighted to host you for an information session and tour during one of our Open House events. The following Open Houses are scheduled for the 2017-18 school year:

  • Saturday, December 2, 2017
    9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
    Note that immediately following this open house, our Creative Families Association is sponsoring the annual Winterfest from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Prospective families are welcome to stay for the fun and games.
  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    6:15 – 7:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    6:15 – 7:15 p.m.

What are the School’s hours?

The school day begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 3:30 p.m. for preschool through fourth grade and 4:00 p.m. for fifth through seventh grade. Please see the table below for the important start and end times of all CMI programs:

Before Care 7:45 – 8:15 a.m.
Breakfast 8:15 – 8:35 a.m.
Start of the school day 8:45 a.m.
Dismissal for preschool – 4th grade 3:30 p.m.
Aftercare for preschool – 4th grade 3:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Dismissal for 5th – 7th grade 4:00 p.m.
After school program for 5th – 7th grade 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

What are the hours and cost of Before Care and Aftercare and how do I enroll my child?

Before Care is available from 7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. for a monthly fee of $150. To enroll your child in Before Care, please click here.

Aftercare is available for preschool through fourth grade from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at a monthly cost of $350, or $125 for families who qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals. To enroll your child in Aftercare, please click here.

Creative Clubs are offered for students in preschool through fourth grade. Creative Clubs are targeted enrichment activities designed to allow students to explore their unique talents and interests. For more information on Creative Clubs, please visit the “After School Programs” section of our website.

The Middle School Clubs Program is available for fifth through seventh grade students from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at a monthly cost of $100, or $60 for families who qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals. To enroll your child in this program, please click here.  Further details about our Middle School Clubs Program can be found on the “After School Programs” section of our website. 

What is the cost of School Lunch and how do I enroll my child?

Families may qualify for Free and Reduced Price Meals on the basis of income. Families who qualify for this program do not pay anything for School Lunch. To apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals, please fill out this application  and return it to the Front Desk.

For those who elect to pay for School Lunch, the cost is $5.50 per lunch. Families pay a monthly fee according to the following billing schedule:

School Lunch Billing Schedule
Month Fee Date you will be billed
August/ September $121.00 (22 meals) August 24, 2017
October $115.00 (21 meals) September 21, 2017
November $93.50 (17 meals) October 19, 2017
December $66.00 (12 meals) November 16th, 2017
January $104.50 (19 meals) December 14, 2017
February $99.00 (18 meals) January 25, 2017
March $88.00 (16 meals) February 22, 2017
April $110.00 (20 meals) March 15, 2018
May $121.00 (22 meals) April 26, 2018
June $71.50 (13 meals) May 24, 2018

Please see the “Nutrition and Wellness” section of our website for further information on our Lunch Program, including monthly menus.

To enroll in the School Lunch Program, please click here.

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