As a D.C. public charter school, Mundo Verde is free and open to all D.C. residents.

Mundo Verde is participating in the My School DC common application and lottery this year. The application will be available on December 12, 2016, and the application deadline is March 1, 2017. Please visit to get detailed information about the enrollment process and to complete your application once it is available.

We currently project the following number of seats will be available to new students. Please note that historically, a high number of PreK-3 seats have been filled by students matched with sibling enrolled and sibling admitted preference. More information about enrollment preference is below.

seats available for the 2017-2018 school year

1st - 2nd Grade: Based on attrition*

3rd - 5th Grade: We do not regularly enroll new 3rd-5th grade students but reserve the right to do so.

* Mundo Verde’s re-enrollment rate has historically fluctuated between 92-96%.

learning more about Mundo Verde

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.


Come by the Mundo Verde booth! We will be exhibiting at the EdFEST on December 10th, 2016 from 11:00am to 3:00pm. DC Armory (2001 E Capitol St SE), Admission and parking are FREE.

Information Sessions

Prior to the March 1st deadline, Mundo Verde will host three information sessions that include a tour of facilities*: 

Tuesday, December 13th from 5:00-6:30pm
Tuesday, January 10th from 5:00-6:30pm
Wednesday , February 15th from 9:00-10:30am

Can’t make those dates? Don’t worry! Families matched with Mundo Verde will be provided an opportunity to visit the campus before the enrollment deadline. 

*same presentation as last year. 

application guidelines 2017-18

You may apply to Mundo Verde for the 2017-2018 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, 2017

  • PreK-4: applicants must turn 4 on or before September 30, 2017

  • Kindergarten: applicants must turn 5 on or before September 30, 2017

  • 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 before October 5 of the school year, the student will be withdrawn and 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 before October 5, and when an applicant is matched to MVPCS with children of staff preference and their parent/guardian leaves MVPCS/DCI before October 5. If the student has already started attending school, the family may petition the Executive Director to remain enrolled.

DC International School

  • Rising 6th grade Mundo Verde students receive preference for enrollment at DC International School as a transfer student. 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 to continue their inquiry based language immersion education for 6th-12 grades.

  • For questions about the District of Columbia International School (DCI) for prospective 6th, 7th & 8th grade students, please visit

  • Siblings of students enrolled at or matched with Mundo Verde receive a sibling enrollment preference at DCI.

more questions?

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

In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”), and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (“The Age Act”), applicants for admission and employment, students, parents, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with Mundo Verde PCS are hereby notified that Mundo Verde PCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities.


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