Ready to enroll? Here’s how to give your child the Friendship advantage.

Enrollment Process

Friendship is free to every student in PK3-12th grade. If the child’s parents or other primary caregivers live in the District of Columbia, students are eligible to enroll.

Transfer and New Students Start Here

Create an account and apply at My School DC.

Students are either matched, waitlisted, or accepted through the lottery or post-lottery process.

Returning and Feeder Students Start Here

Register via Infosnap starting in March.

Submit DC proof of residency and other supporting documentation by the application deadline.

Complete enrollment by attending school in August.

Important Dates

Please check back each new school year as these dates get updated.

  • Dec 11
    Lottery Application Opens
  • Feb 01
    Lottery Application Deadline (Grade 9-12)
  • Feb 02
    Post-Lottery Application Period Beings (Grade 9-12)
  • Mar 01
    Lottery Application Deadline (Grade PK3-8)
  • Mar 02
    Post-Lottery Application Period Beings (Grade PK3-8)
  • Mar 29
    Lottery Results are Released
  • Mar 29
    Registration Begins
  • May 01
    Registration Deadline

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We’ve put together a list of questions parents often ask. If you don’t see what you’re looking for below, just reach out. We’re happy to help.

New and Transfer Students: Apply through My School DC, the common lottery application for the majority of D.C. public and charter schools. We’ll notify you if your student is matched or accepted off the waitlist. Expect a call and email from Friendship PCS regarding the registration process to secure the enrollment slot for the next school year.

Returning and Feeder Students: Complete the Friendship online application via Infosnap starting the registration cycle in April and submit all supporting documentation to the enrolling school.

  • PK3 must be 3 years old by September 30, 2023
  • PK4 must be 4 years old by September 30, 2023
  • Kindergarten must be 5 years old by September 30, 2023

For grade levels 1st -12th, there are no age cutoffs at Friendship PCS for SY 2023 - 2024.

Yes! We are morally and legally obligated to offer every student equal access to education, activities and programs. Just like at public schools, at Friendship it’s illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact:

Tamika Maultsby, Deputy Chief of Compliance 1400 First St. NW Suite 300 Washington, DC 20001

Everyone. It’s illegal to discriminate against people based on their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation, or political affiliation. If you need to file a complaint alleging discrimination on one of these bases, please contact the District of Columbia’s Office of Human Rights at (202) 727-4559 or