Our Annual Lottery for the 2018-19 School Year will run from January 24, 2018 at 5:00 PM through February 2, 2018 at 5:00 PM. There is a $60 Non-Refundable Fee
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 2017-18 School Year is now closed. Waitlists for the 2017-18 school year are open for all classes and can be joined here
Lottery results for the 2018-19 lottery will be emailed to all lottery participants on February 9th 2018, at 5:00 pm, and results will be posted at the school beginning at 9:00 am on Monday February 12th, 2018.
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 1/25- 2/3 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:
- Current families/Staff Children
- Siblings of Current Students
- Children of Alumni/Alumni Families (This means, past DCP students, their siblings, or the children of past DCP students)
- Church members
- 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.