As you search for the school that is right for your child and family, we invite you to explore this website to learn about how Mundo Verde teaches biliteracy and sustainability using an expeditionary learning model and the Responsive Classroom approach. Thank you for your interest and for investing time in getting to know our school.

As a D.C. public charter school, Mundo Verde is free and open to all D.C. residents. Mundo Verde participates in the My School DC common application and lottery. Please visit to get detailed information about the lottery process and to complete your application once it is available.  

Important dates to keep in mind if you will be applying to Mundo Verde:

  • December 10, 2018:   Application Available

  • March 1, 2019:   Application Deadline

  • March 29, 2019: Lottery results are released

  • May 1, 2019: Enrollment Deadline


Mundo Verde plans to open a second campus August 2019 launching with PK3, PK4 and kindergarten. When the My School DC application becomes available in December 2018, families will be able to apply to both campuses. The second campus will be located at 4401 8th St. NE. Families that are offered enrollment at the new campus in March 2019 would likely get to tour the building that spring. All enrollment requirements during the spring of 2019 will be handled at 30 P St. NW. Although we had contemplated opening with first grade in 2019-2020, after careful consideration our leadership and Board of Directors has decided to enroll PreK3, PreK4, and Kinder only in our first year at the 8th Street campus.  

seats available for the 2019-2020 school year

Grade J.F. Cook Campus
8th Street Campus*
Notes on estimated number of seats available for SY19-20
PK-3 32 80 (updated 3/31/2019) PK3 and PK4 spaces at 30 P Street NW: Historically, a high
number of PK3 seats have been filled by students matched
with sibling enrolled and sibling admitted preference. A few
PK4 seats are filled by students matched with a preference
through a sibling admitted in a higher grade.
PK3 and PK4 spaces at 4401 8th Street NE: We do not
anticipate these spaces being filled by students matched
with sibling enrolled and sibling admitted preference. The
numbers reflect DCPCSB final decision on Enrollment
Ceiling Request in March 2019.

PK-4 24 96 (updated 3/31/2019)
Kinder 40 96
1st Based on attrition 0* (updated
No First Grade at 8th St NE for 2019-2020.
2nd Based on attrition NA / 0
3rd-5th Limited / based
on attrition and
NA / 0 J.F. Cook 3rd-5th grade admissions: Although we do not
regularly enroll new 3rd-5th grade students, we reserve
the right to do so and often admit one or two new students
in each grade / year.

application guidelines 2019-20

You may apply to Mundo Verde for the 2019-2020 school year if your child meets the age eligibility guidelines as follows. Families must also prove DC residency to complete enrollment upon admission.

  • PreK-3: applicants must turn 3 on or before September 30, 2019

  • PreK-4: applicants must turn 4 on or before September 30, 2019

  • Kindergarten: applicants must turn 5 on or before September 30, 2019

  • 1st-5th grade: applicants must have successfully completed the previous grade 

enrollment preferences

Mundo Verde grants preference to specific populations in the following hierarchy:

  1. Mundo Verde Founders

  2. Children of Mundo Verde staff

  3. Siblings of students enrolled at Mundo Verde

  4. Siblings of students matched to Mundo Verde through lottery

  5. Children of DC International staff

  6. Siblings of students enrolled at DC International

  7. Siblings of students matched with DC International through the lottery

The number of students admitted with Founders preference may not exceed 10% of the total student population, or 20, whichever is lower. The number of students admitted with children of Mundo Verde staff preference must not exceed 10% of the total student population. The number of students admitted with children of DCI staff preference must not exceed the difference between 10% of the total student population and recipients of Mundo Verde children of staff preference. If the number of applicants qualifying for any preference exceeds these limits, the preference will be randomly assigned to the appropriate number of students by Mundo Verde, prior to the lottery.

If the circumstances qualifying an applicant for lottery preference change prior to the OSSE enrollment certification date of the school year, the student’s preference will be revoked and the student will be placed on the waiting list according to their original lottery number. This applies when an applicant is matched to MVPCS with sibling preference and their enrolled sibling withdraws from Mundo Verde PCS/DCI  prior to the OSSE enrollment certification date, and when an applicant is matched to Mundo Verde with children of staff preference and their parent/guardian leaves Mundo Verde / DCI  prior to the OSSE enrollment certification date. If the student has already started attending school, the family may petition the Executive Director to remain enrolled.

continuing language education in middle and high school - dc international school

Rising 6th grade Mundo Verde students can receive preference for enrollment at DC International School as transfer students to continue their inquiry based language immersion education for 6th-12th grades. This eligibility for a transfer preference is one time only - at the point of successful graduation from Mundo Verde’s 5th grade, students are eligible to apply for a transfer. Mundo Verde is currently allotted 80 transfer spots at DCI. In 2023-2024, Mundo Verde will for the first time have two campuses graduating 5th graders and we expect to have over more rising 6th graders interested in enrolling at DC International than there are spaces allocated to accommodate.

  • All Mundo Verde 5th grade students will continue to be eligible for a transfer preference.

  • If there are more students interested in transferring to DC International than we have spaces, the spaces will be assigned via lottery among the Mundo Verde students with preference (still using MySchoolDC platform).

  • We estimate having 130 5th grade graduates interested in transfer spaces - resulting in a 60 percent chance of being offered a space at DC International.

  • Mundo Verde will work to support families in their student’s transition to a quality middle school by:

    • Identifying other quality schools which may be good fits for Mundo Verde students

    • Providing families in advance information about the process of applying to middle schools other than DCI

    • Continuing to focus on preparing students for their transition to middle school generally

    • Working with DCI to seek a solution that will allow all Mundo Verde graduates who desire it access to DCI

  • Do you have a rising 6th-9th grader?

    • Learn more about inquiry-based language immersion education in middle and high school at District of Columbia International School (DCI) at

    • Siblings of students enrolled at or matched with Mundo Verde receive a sibling preference at DCI for 6th - 9th grade enrollment.

more questions?

Please contact us at (202) 750-7060 or with questions.


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