Tyler participates in the DCPS early childhood and out-of-boundary lottery system to allocate available preschool and Pre-Kindergarten spots as well as for out-of-boundary new students.

Preference for Early Childhood and Out-of-Boundary Lottery

  1. In Bounds with siblings
  2. In Bounds no siblings
  3. Out of Bounds with siblings
  4. Out of Bounds no siblings but lives with proximity to school (i.e. within 3* blocks)
  5. Out of Bounds no siblings and without proximity to school

Lottery Dates

  1. December 11, 2017 – 2017-2018 My School DC lottery application available
  2. March 1, 2018 – PK3 – Grade 8 application deadline
  3. March 30, 2018 – Lottery results released
  4. April 2, 2018– Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year begins
  5. May 1, 2018 – Deadline to secure lottery seat

All returning Tyler students in all grades will receive a placement for the next academic year and need NOT apply through the lottery.


Click here to apply.

What School is my child assigned to?

Find your assigned school by viewing the Elementary School Boundaries map or searching by your address.

How do I enter my child in the lottery?

Visit the DCPS Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten and Out-of-boundary lottery page for more information. Tyler has 3 programs and you must apply to each separately.