School Choice Options In District of Columbia

There are a variety of school choice options available for many of the 130,000 children living in the District of Columbia. Families in the District of Columbia can choose from traditional public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling.

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District of Columbia families can use School Choice Week’s resources year round to identify schools and learning environments that best meet their children’s needs. During our annual January celebrations, schools and organizations work to organize school fairs, parent information sessions, and other events to help parents learn about their options. In 2021, we partnered with 95 schools and organizations to host independently-planned virtual events in District of Columbia. Our National School Choice Week 2022 celebrations are planned for January 23-29, 2022.

  • What is School Choice?

    How can it empower parents and help kids achieve their dreams?

  • Choosing the Right School

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  • Find a School

    Use our new school finder tool to find a school near you.

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