EdFEST 2023

Find the school your child will call My School.

My School DC is excited to bring you EdFEST, DC’s annual public school fairs!

Join us:
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Register for EdFEST (PK3 – Grade 8)  
Saturday, Dec. 2  
10 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
DC Armory   
FREE admission and parking

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Register for EdFEST (Grades 9-12)  
Saturday, Dec. 9  
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.  
Eastern High School 
FREE admission and limited onsite and street parking

*Interpretation in American Sign Language, Spanish, Amharic, Mandarin, Vietnamese, and French available throughout the day. 


Spread the word! Download your EdFEST flyer today: English | Spanish (Español) | Amharic (አማርኛ፤) | French (Français) | Chinese (中文) | Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)


Metro Station: Stadium–Armory (Orange/Blue/Silver lines)

Metro Bus: B2, D6, 96

Dec. 2: Free onsite parking at Lots 1, 2, and 3

Dec. 9: Limited free onsite parking at Eastern High School parking lot and field, street parking

Metro, Bus, or Ride Share highly encouraged


Join us at EdFEST 2023 events to explore the city’s public school options (PK3 – Grade 12) for your child.

Representatives from DC Public Schools (DCPS) and public charter schools will showcase their programs.

With the launch of the My School DC lottery application on December 11, 2023 for the 2024-25 school year, EdFEST is a timely event to help you make informed school selections.    

EdFEST will also feature many free services and fun activities for the whole family including guidance from the My School DC team and Parent Advisory Council, flu shots and COVID vaccines, recreational activities from DC Department of Parks & Recreation, free meals from DC Central Kitchen (Dec. 2), and more!

Plan for EdFEST in 3 steps

EdFEST is a unique opportunity to learn about all your public school options (PK3 – Grade 12), including key resources that will support you and your child throughout your child’s educational journey. Follow these three easy steps to have a successful EdFEST:

  • Step 1: Think about what’s most important to you and your family in a school. Is distance from home important? Before and after care? Academic offerings? Extracurricular activities?

  • Step 2: Make a list of schools to visit, including your in-boundary schools. You can apply to up to 12 schools on the My School DC application. Use the School Finder to search by address, grade, and program type and find DCPS and public charter schools near you, including your DCPS in-boundary schools.

  • Step 3: Ask questions! Download these helpful questions and bring them with you as you visit school booths on your list to help narrow your choices.


School Exhibitors

Schools are excited to meet you! All schools that participate in My School DC will exhibit at EdFEST.

The following PK CBO options outside of My School DC will also exhibit at the event: Bright Beginnings, CentroNia, CommuniKids Preschool and Children’s Language Center, Educare of Washington, Edward C. Mazique Parent Child Center, Inc., Estrellitas Montessori School, Jubilee Jumpstart and Sunshine Early Learning.


Key Resources

Educational support does not just start and end at the school. Make sure to visit these key resources available to families and students at EdFEST that will support you year-round:

Advocates for Justice and Education, Inc.

DC Child Care Connections (PK3 - Grade 8 only)

DC Department of Human Services

DC Department of Parks & Recreation (PK3 - Grade 8 only)

DC Health

DC Health Link

DC Public Charter School

DC Public Library

DC Public Schools (DCPS)

DC Special Education Cooperative

DC Special Education Hub

DC State Board of Education

DDOT Kids Ride Free

Department on Disability Services

Health Services for Children with Special Needs (PK3 - Grade 8 only)

KIDS' Mobile Medical Clinic/Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

Learn24/The Office of Out of School Time Grants and Youth Outcomes

Office of College and Career Readiness (Grades 9-12 only)

Office of the Deputy Mayor for Education (DME)

Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education

Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Division of Health & Wellness

Office of the Student Advocate

OSSE Career Technical Education/Advanced Technical Center (Grades 9-12 only)

Safeway Pharmacy

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Part-C Program

Strong Start DC Early Intervention Part-C Program

Thank you to our EdFEST sponsors: 

EdFEST Platinum Presenting Sponsor

EdFEST Exhibitor + Silver Sponsor

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