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.

New Families

AppleTree is excited to be a part of the My SchoolDC SY19/20 lottery, which will begin on Monday, December 10th and will remain open for applications for preschool through March 1st of 2019.

If you are looking for the best early childhood chartered preschool program in the District, please consider AppleTree. We have six stand-alone campuses in all quadrants of the District and facilitate the preschool program at four other charters that provide elementary and middle school. This charter partnership is a wonderful opportunity for families with older siblings who desire to have all their students in one school. If you are matched and accept your seat with AppleTree stand-alone campuses (Columbia Heights, Douglas Knoll, Lincoln Park, Oklahoma, Parkland and SW), please use this link to complete the online registration.

New families must complete the online registration prior to submitting the following:
  • Current valid photo ID
  • Current proof of DC residency
  • Child’s current health/immunization and dental certificate
  • Child’s original birth certificate
Your child’s seat is not secured until this online process is completed and required documents have been submitted.

Returning Families

We are so excited to have you join us for another year at AppleTree ELPCS. The online registration for returning families for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year will begin on Monday, December 10th and extend through January 25th, 2019.

Please keep in mind completing the online registration does not prevent you from participating in the lottery. Any preschool family who does not complete the intent to return re-enrollment online registration for a preK seat, the seat will be offered to new students matched with us in the lottery. Don’t miss your opportunity to complete the full two-year dosage at AppleTree which proves kindergarten readiness for many of your children. Please apply here.

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.