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This is a video of the instructional day at an AppleTree School using the Every Child Ready Curriculum.

Juanita White – Director of Community and Family Engagement


AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is an engaging, full-day, tuition-free public charter preschool welcoming all children living in the District of Columbia.

Brand New Families:

Welcome to AppleTree! Please make sure the information below is complete. If not, contact enrollment@appletreeinstitute.org or call (202) 813-3521 for assistance.

These forms must be completed and up to date when in-person instruction reconvenes. Therefore, please make appointments to have health and immunization updated for your child.

Please take your time to get to know our schools through the AppleTree website and take advantage of the family connections and engagement resources. If you have time, visit and follow our social media channels to learn more about AppleTree events, staff, and publications.

Waitlist Families:

We are now enrolling waitlist families. If you are on any AppleTree campus waitlist: all waitlist offers are made in waitlist order. Should you be offered a seat, you will be notified by MySchool DC and within 24-72 hours you will receive a welcome email with online registration instructions for completing and submitting required documents to AppleTree electronically.

Due to school closure, AppleTree school managers will reach out to you to go over next steps for enrollment completion. Most waitlist families are given five (5) business days to complete the online registration and submit required documents. Should you need an extension, please let your school manager know.

Please respond to your welcome offer email by completing the online registration using the snapcode/link online registration provided in your email from your school campus, not MySchool DC.

Once you have completed the online registration, you will need to submit the enrolling parent or guardian’s valid driver’s license or state ID, student’s birth certificate (unless you are the other primary caregiver, mother/father name on birth certificate¬†must match ID), and proof of D.C. residency. Types of acceptable residency documents include:

  • Any one of the following:
    • Pay stub
    • D.C. gov financial assistance
    • Certified D.C. tax form-D40
    • Military housing orders showing D.C address
    • Current Embassy letter
  • Any two of the following:
    • D.C. motor vehicle registration
    • D.C. driver’s license/non-driver ID
    • Signed lease with most recent monthly payment
    • Most recent utility bill with most recent payment that shows receipt within the same billing cycle

Once these documents have been submitted via email, fax, dropped off in a secure lockbox at our home office (located at 1801 Mississippi Avenue SE, 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C. 20020), or mailed to the home office, the enrollment team will send you the D.C. Residency Verification Form via email to sign electronically and the My School D.C. Seat Acceptance Form, also to be signed and returned electronically. We are using a safe, secure method for us to receive your legally binding signature electronically.

To accommodate families who may need to drop their documents off at our home office (1801 Mississippi Avenue, SE Washington D.C. 20020 in THEARC West), there is a secure lockbox located in the lobby of the building. Drop off times are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10:00am – 3:00pm. The lobby desk number is 202-889-5901. To adhere to social distancing rules, THEARC will only permit one family at a time in the drop off area. We ask that you please be patient and expect to wait your turn in the vestibule of the lobby area.

Returning Families:

Your opportunity to secure your child’s seat for SY21 has expired and your child’s seat is forfeited. Should you desire to re-enroll, please reach out to your school manager. You will be placed on the waitlist and if a seat becomes available, you will be notified.

We understand that this process may be challenging for our families. Please reach out to Juanita White, the Director of Enrollment & Family Engagement at familyengagement@appletreeinstitute.org or call (202) 813-3521 for assistance. AppleTree is dedicated to supporting all of our families during this time and will work with you to ensure your child has a seat at the best early learning preschool in the District!

If you have questions, please send an email to enrollment@appletreeinstitute.org or familyengagement@appletreeinstitute.org

For information on Child Care Subsidy Vouchers, check for Voucher Eligibility here

For information about the work that AppleTree Early Learning PCS does on fulfilling the Child Find Policy which includes identifying, locating and evaluating AppleTree students with disabilities, read this document.

For information regarding SFA free and reduced price school meals, please click here.