5th graders collaborating

"Thank you Capital City PCS for helping us parents raise an amazing group of accepting, worldly, tolerant, compassionate, helping, and loving young adults."

— Denise Morelli, Capital City parent

Thank you for your interest in Capital City Public Charter School!

The lottery application is available online at myschooldc.org.

For application deadlines and other important dates, post-lottery applicant information, and more about the DC common lottery initiative, please visit myschooldc.org.

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You may apply to Capital City if:

  • You reside in the District of Columbia.
  • Your child is eligible to attend grades PK3 to 12. (Children must turn 3 by September 30th of the upcoming school year to enter PK3; they must turn 4 by September 30th to enter PK4; they must turn 5 by September 30th to enter K. For grades 1 through 12, students must have successfully completed the previous grade.)
  • You agree to volunteer at least 20 hours of time during the year in support of the school.


Learn more about our school:

Application Process and Enrollment Lottery

Spaces for students in all grades are awarded based on the results of a random lottery. For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.


Notice of Nondiscrimination

Capital City Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, status as a victim of an interfamily offense, or place of residence or business. To view our complete Notice of Nondiscrimination, click here.

Top photo of Capital City students courtesy of Allison Shelley/The Verbatim Agency for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in Action