Dan's edit 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.

Dan's edit 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.

Dan's Edit Important dates to keep in mind if you will be applying to Mundo Verde:

  • December 11, 2017:   Application Available
  • March 1, 2018:   Application Deadline
  • March 31, 2018: Lottery results are released
  • May 1, 2018: Enrollment Deadline

Dan Edit Historically, a high number of PreK-3 seats have been filled by students matched with sibling enrolled and sibling admitted preference. This year, **only 1 spot in PreK-3** went to a child without preference.  More information about enrollment preference is below. We currently project the following number of seats will be available to new students (which includes students with preference) for SY18-19.  

PreK-3 - 32
PreK-4 - 20
Kindergarten - 40
1st - 2nd Grade - Based on attrition*
3rd - 5th Grade - Based on attrition*

Note: we do not regularly enroll new 3rd-5th grade students.

* Mundo Verde’s re-enrollment rate has fluctuated between 91-96%.


12.9.16 | DC Armory (2001 E Capitol St SE) | 11am - 3pm
Admissions and parking are FREE
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Information Sessions

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

  • Wednesday, December 13th from 9:00-10:30am

  • Thursday, January 11th from 5:00-6:30pm

  • Tuesday , February 13th from 5:00-6:30 

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. 

application guidelines 2018-19

You may apply to Mundo Verde for the 2018-2019 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, 2018

  • PreK-4: applicants must turn 4 on or before September 30, 2018

  • Kindergarten: applicants must turn 5 on or before September 30, 2018

  • 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-12th 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.