How To Enroll

Early Childhood Program​

Enrollment in the Early Childhood program is decided by the MySchoolDC common lottery. Please complete an application on to be placed on the waitlist for seats on the PK3 or PK4 program for the current school year. Seats will be offered to families on the waitlist on a rolling basis throughout the year as availability permits.

Elementary Program​

Enrollment at H.D. Cooke for kindergarten through 5th grade is guaranteed to students who reside within the school boundary. To determine what school your child is assigned to, please enter your address at My School DC School Finder page.  If H.D. Cooke is not your assigned school but you wish to enroll as an out of bounds student, you may apply out of bounds using the common lottery.


If you have been offered a seat at H.D. Cooke, please complete the enrollment forms and return completed forms and supporting documentation  to the front office. Be prepared to demonstrate DC residency and, if applicable, in boundary or sibling status. For more information on what documents are required to prove DC residency status, please click here: 

Open House

We are currently not able to have any Open House dates due to the closure of schools during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

We will post any virtual Open Houses at a later date. Please stay tuned. 

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