Schools Enrollment

AppleTree_SW-20AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School is an engaging, full-day, tuition-free public charter preschool welcoming all children living in the District of Columbia.

The MSDC Common Lottery for SY19/20 deadline was March 1, 2019.  Families will be informed on March 29th of their school choice.  If you are matched or waitlisted to AppleTree please follow the steps below to secure your child’s seat for next school year.  Waitlist families will be informed of seat availability starting May 2nd.  Waitlist families will also need to be ready to accept offers by following the same steps:
Complete the online registration with the snapcode provided in your offer letter.
New families must complete the online registration prior to submitting the following:
Your child’s seat is not secured until this online process is completed and required documents have been submitted.

New and Returning Families

***Please note.  All new AELPCS families and returning families enrolling new students must first submit proof of DC residency at our Central Office located at 1801 Mississippi Ave, SE.  After your DC residency has been accepted and approved, you will be given a residency completion ticket to then go to your matched campus and submit the school required documents.  PROOF OF DC RESIDENCY MUST BE APPROVED BY CENTRAL OFFICE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE PROCESS TO SECURE YOUR CHILD’S ENROLLMENT.
Central Office Residency Acceptance Office hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8am-5pm
Saturday, April 27th 9am-2pm (All AELPCS campuses are open to accept school required documents once you have submitted residency and it has been approved by the central office enrollment team).  Please contact the school for more information)
Please contact the enrollment team at 202-813-3591 for more Saturday enrollment schedules after May 1st.

Additional Information:

Learn more about AppleTree Schools here. Read here about what sets AppleTree apart.

See the 2017-18 AppleTree Early Learning PCS Parent Handbook that may answer many of your questions.

If you have questions, please send an email to

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