Visiting is one of the best ways to learn about a DCPS school. If your child is currently enrolled, it’s a great way to get to know teachers and staff and gain insight into what your children experience each day. If you are a prospective DCPS parent, attending an Open House allows you observe the culture and atmosphere of the school, and determine if it’s right for your child.
Below, find out dates and times for Open Houses and Back to School Nights.
US-based groups interested in conducting a site visit should contact the school’s principal to request access and make arrangements. If you are interested in conducting a site visit in relation to a certain program (ex. competency-based education or restorative justice), you can also contact the district’s director for that program. The district director can provide you more information about the program and make recommendations about potential school visits.
District of Columbia Public School's attracts visitors from all over the world. In order to best monitor and support the multitude of requests schools receive, the Global Education team is asking schools to direct any international visitors or organizations requesting a visit to first follow the International Visitor Process (IVP). An overview of the process is attached. Once this form is completed and approved, international visitors and schools will be supported by a member of the Global Education team with arranging details for the visit. For additional information, please contact Antrina Leeth.