We are glad you are considering LAMB as an option for your child’s education! At LAMB, we focus on helping our students become independent and bilingual lifelong learners. We invite you to explore our website, attend one of our open houses (dates coming soon), and visit our table at EdFest to learn more about our bilingual Montessori program and the richness of our community.   

Who can apply to LAMB 

LAMB is a public charter school in the District of Columbia, which means it is free and open to all D.C. residents. LAMB admits D.C. students of any race, color, national, or ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. The school does not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, family status, or source of income, in any way. 

Prospective students must meet the following age requirements:

  • PreK3 applicants must turn three on or before September 30th of the year they are applying for admission.

  • PreK4 applicants must turn four on or before September 30th of the year they are applying for admission.

  • Kindergarten applicants must turn five on or before September 30th of the year they are applying for admission.

Additionally, if selected, families will have to show proof of D.C. residency to enroll at LAMB.

How to apply

Starting for the 2019-2020 school year, LAMB will be part of the My School DC common lottery. The My School DC common lottery is a single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at LAMB and other participating schools. You must apply through this lottery if you want your child to attend LAMB.

Visit to get detailed information about the lottery process and to apply.  

Important dates for the 2020-2021 school year lottery process

  • December 14, 2019: EdFest

  • December 16, 2019: My School D.C. lottery application opens

  • March 2, 2020:   Application deadline

  • March 27, 2020: Lottery results are released

  • May 1, 2020: Enrollment deadline

Enrollment preferences

LAMB grants enrollment preference to the following groups:

  • Children of LAMB staff

  • Siblings of students enrolled at LAMB

Please contact us at if you have any questions.