Considering joining Lafayette?

Lafayette hosts open houses throughout the school year that provide the perfect opportunity for prospective families to meet our principal, learn about our school, and see our students at work. Principal Dr. Carrie Broquard will give you an introduction, followed by a guided tour of the school. A parent representative will also be available to answer questions.

Please note that the tours are meant for prospective parents or caregivers only; we kindly ask that you bring your children to visit the school another time. If you have questions about the tours, call the school office at (202) 282-0116.

Lafayette tours begin at 9:00 a.m. on the following dates:

2019-20 Tour Dates:





How to Enroll

Kindergarten-5th Grade, In-boundary

Students who live within in the Lafayette boundary entering Kindergarten through 5th grade may enroll at any time. To determine if you are in the Lafayette district, please refer to the DCPS website. In-boundary students  who wish to enroll in grades K through 5 should complete a DCPS enrollment packet and submit it, in person, to Lafayette’s front office.  Families must also provide proof of residency within the Lafayette boundary.  We encourage you to do so as early as possible, as enrollment numbers greatly affect our DCPS-allocated school budget.

All students must also provide certification of immunizations each year by the first day of school. You may enroll before these health forms are completed and hand them in later, but before the start of the school year.


Families who live outside Lafayette’s boundary may apply for enrollment from Pre-K through 5th through the out-of-boundary lottery process. The lottery process for enrollment takes place from January to March the school year prior to desired enrollment.  Please see My School DC for more information and to apply for the lottery.


All interested Pre-K students, no matter where they live, must enter the Pre-K lottery to obtain a Pre-K spot at Lafayette, with priority given to those students with siblings already at the school and those who live in-boundary.  Please see My School DC for more information and to apply for the PK4 lottery.