Follow the steps to learn about our new student admissions process. As public charter schools in the District of Columbia, we are open to the public and free to DC residents. If you are interested in learning more about our campuses, please visit our School Locations page.
Application for Admission
Applying to Center City PCS is easy! We do not have admission criteria and welcome all families who are interested in our programs. We invite students for grades PreKindergarten to 8th grade to apply online. (See online application button below.) Online applications are available in both English and Spanish. DC resident students (see residency verification guidelines) are eligible to attend our schools for free. Where space is available, non-resident students may attend, but will pay state regulated tuition to Center City PCS. Applications must be completed by a parent or legal guardian.
The open enrollment application period for the 2013-2014 school year will held from January 7th, 2013 through March 15th, 2013. A lottery will be conducted at Central Office on March 22nd, 2013 at 12pm. All applications received after March 15th, 2013 are added to the enrollment roster in the order they are received. Applications are processed once a week on Fridays for all applications received between the previous Friday and Thursday of the current week. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online:Apply Online Here