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.
Parents and Families
Below, find out dates and times for Open Houses and Back to School Nights.
American Visitors and Delegations
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.
DCPS International Visitor Process
DCPS attracts visitors from all over the world, and welcomes new voices and perspectives on education whenever possible. In order to best monitor and support the multitude of requests schools receive, international visitors or organizations requesting a visit to must first complete the International Visitor Process (IVP) form. This information allows DCPS to secure visit approval from the DC Executive Office of the Mayor, and allows DCPS to align international visitor's goals with the ideal DCPS Representative and/or school setting. 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 Kate Ireland.