New families – apply to Paul PCS!

Interested in becoming a part of the Paul PCS family? All NEW families must first apply through MySchoolDC. Once you apply, you will receive an offer. After you accept the offer for your child, visit Paul Public Charter School’s campus during our Enrollment Office Hours (8:30am – 3:30pm) in April to sign your paperwork and fully register for the upcoming school year. Offers are distributed on a first come, first serve basis and based on grade-level availability. NOTE: To increase your chances of being matched with Paul PCS, please rank Paul PCS #1.

Enrollment Office Hours:

  • School Days – 8:00am-3:30pm
  • Evening hours are available by appointment.
  • Enrollment assistance takes place at Paul Public Charter School’s campus located at 5800 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20011. Enter in the rear of the building where our parking lot is located on 9th Street NW or Missouri Ave. NW or 9th Street NW or Peabody St. NW. The Enrollment team at our school is here to assist you! For help, please contact or (202) 378-2268. The Enrollment team can walk you through his process step by step or answer any questions you may have.

If you need assistance completing the MySchoolDC application for Paul or accepting an offer, please come in during our Spring Enrollment Office Hours or call our Enrollment Hotline at (202) 378-2268 and leave a message.

About Paul PCS Middle and PIHS

The mission of Paul Public Charter School is to educate our students and develop in them the capacity to be responsible citizens, independent thinkers and leaders.

Paul’s engagement efforts include:

  • Teacher and cultural incentives put in place to help motivate student learning
  • Classroom celebrations 
  • Schoolwide celebrations
  • Merit Money
  • Constant check-ins
  • Progress Monitoring (Progress reports)
  • Homework Center and Afterschool Programming

Paul PCS Middle School will be a Tier I school, and currently attracts culturally diverse parents, students, staff, and community partners, with a clear identity that makes it stand out locally and nationally as a model of excellence.  Paul PCS Middle attracts and retains the highest caliber teachers, staff, and leaders who are focused on establishing sustained, high levels of achievement and transformative outcomes for students. We hold our scholars to high expectations to ensure they become leaders and innovators of the now and the future. 

Paul International High School is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, diverse education that promotes confidence, cultural awareness, critical thinking, and grows agents of community change. PIHS creates a culture where students embody pride within themselves, school, and community. Our purpose is to equip students with academic and cultural experiences that encourage students to continue to strive for excellence beyond our doors and live with the purpose of positive change within our society. 

Homeroom & Advisory

  • Academic check-ins, Social-Emotional Learning, reminders, uniform checks and goal-setting

Academic Commitments

  • We are committed to engaging scholars for a full day, EVERY DAY
  • We are owning the responsibility for providing a full service comprehensive educational program 
  • We are committed to increasing instructional minutes to provide more time for learning and academic support

Student Support and Special Education Commitments

  • Comprehensive academic support for our English Learners 
  • Strong partnership with families and community resources.
  • Supporting students with disabilities and unique learning needs – including IEP and 504 Plans
  • We infuse socio-emotional learning (SEL) into the academic day for all scholars

Whole Child Support

  • Town Halls
  • Celebrations
  • Incentives
  • Extended Day Programming


Contact Us or call (202) 378-2268 to set-up an in-person appointment or receive remote help from the Enrollment team via ZOOM or FaceTime!

Paul PCS Non-Discrimination Disclosure

Paul Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, or disability. You can read our entire Non-Discrimination Disclosure by clicking here. For questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, please contact our Business Operations Office at (202) 291-7499 x2260.

Paul PCS will continue to accept students through MySchoolDC after the lottery has ended depending on grade level availability. Please continue to apply to Paul and rank us as your top choice!

Standard Guidance
Only DC residents are eligible to enroll and receive a tuition-free education in the District of Columbia. Enrollment of the student in a DC Public School or public charter school must be conducted by an individual that has the authority to enroll the student, physically resides in the District, and can submit supporting residency documentation. Individuals who have the authority to enroll the student are Parent, Guardian, Custodian, Adult student, or an Other Primary Caregiver (who must meet strict requirements to qualify). To be a resident, the enrolling person must:

• Be physically present in DC; and
• Submit valid documentation of DC residency.