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The School Year 2022-2023 Enrollment Season is Here!

Enrollment/Re-enrollment starts on Friday, April 1, 2022, and we are looking to have all of our Cardinals enrolled for the upcoming school year by Friday, April 22nd. In order to do this, WE NEED YOUR HELP.

All families enrolled by April 22, 2022, will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a plethora of incentives and prizes such as bikes, movie tickets, games, indoor basketball hoops, 5 tickets to the DCPS Night at NATS park baseball game, and various gift certificates. The first class by grade band to reach 90% of all students enrolled will win an ICE CREAM party and PIZZA PARTY and the teacher will win an additional GOLDEN GOOSE AWARD.

Enroll online Starting April 1

Extended Office Hours To Support Enrollment

During enrollment season, Ms. Stepehnson will have extended office hours to help support families get enrolled for the upcoming school year. Every Monday- Thursday until May 1st. Ms. Stephenson will keep the office open until 7 pm to support families with enrollment. 

Enrollment Saturday is April 23! Ms. Stephenson will be in the front office from 9 am - 12 pm to enroll families in-person. During this event, from 10 am - 12 pm, families are invited to attend building tours and join new and continuing students on the playground for a playdate. 

Please contact Ms. Stephenson at 202-698-4733 or email for more information and details on what you will need to enroll.



My School DC – The Public School Lottery

Like nearly all DC Public Schools, J.O. Wilson participates in the My School DC common lottery. You must use the My School DC application to apply for placement at:

  • A PK3 or PK4 program at any DCPS school, including your in-boundary school
  • Any DCPS school outside your boundary or feeder pattern (for any grade)

Students entering Kindergarten – Grade 5 are guaranteed placement at their in-boundary school and do not need to apply through the My School DC lottery. Additionally, students do not need to submit an application if they will remain in their current school. (The front office will process re-enrollment information before the end of the current school year.)

My School DC Key dates for School Year 2022-2023
  Application deadline (PK3 – Grade 8)   March 1, 2022
  Lottery results are released   April 1, 2022
  Enrollment deadline for matched students   May 2, 2022


School Year 2021-22 Enrollment Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on DCPS’ response to COVID-19, please visit

Complete SY21-22 Enrollment for Your Child