DCP Annual Lottery


Admission and class placement for all students at DCP is determined by a lottery. Placement is for the school year starting the following September.

The lottery for the 2021-22 school year is now closed. Families interested in joining the school for the 2021-22 school year may join the wait list beginning February 8, 2021 at 5:00pm. We will fill class openings from waitlists through February 1, 2022. Please contact Katie Sullivan at katie@dcpplay.org for inquiries and information on admissions and enrollment.


How the Lottery Works

Children are placed in classes for the following school year through a lottery system. A non-refundable Lottery Fee must be paid and an application completed for each student (including twins) to participate.

Complete the Lottery form online and submit it at any time during the open lottery time-frame. The exact time the form is submitted has no bearing on your placement in the Lottery, only that it is submitted within the open dates (i.e. the Lottery is NOT first-come, first-served). On the Lottery application you indicate your first, second, third, and in some cases a fourth, day/time preference for classes.

Your application is then put into a pool of applications for each of the classes you selected. All applications are randomly assigned a number which determines the order of final class rosters and waitlists.

Preference is given in the following order of status:

  1. Current families/Staff Children
  2. Siblings of Current Students
  3. Children of Alumni/Alumni Families (This means, past DCP students, their siblings, or the children of past DCP students)
  4. Church members
  5. New families

Students who are not placed in a class are automatically put on a Waitlist for all classes they preferenced. This process starts over each school year. Waitlists are not carried over from year-to-year. You must re-apply each year.

For more information, see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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