Enroll at Shining Stars

"Free the child's potential, and you will transform him into the world."
~ Maria Montessori
Welcome to Shining Stars Montessori Academy where we offer a culturally-inclusive, authentic Montessori program that cultivates tomorrow’s global leaders.
Within our authentic Montessori program, SSMA offers Dual Language Immersion Program, in which selected classrooms participate in instruction in both Spanish and English.
SSMA is open enrollment and tuition-free to residents of the District of Columbia. To be eligible to apply for admission to Shining Stars Montessori Academy (for PK3), a child must turn three years of age by September 30th.
We invite you to explore and learn about us from our website. You can also join us for an open house, EdFest, or catch us at an education fair around the city. 
Virtual Tour of Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS
How to Apply 
SSMA is part of the My School DC common lottery. The My School DC common lottery is a single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at SSMA and other participating schools.
  1. Create an account on My School DC and
  2. Use the Finder to locate Shining Stars Montessori Academy PCS.
  3. Make sure SSMA is ranked as your First Choice
My School DC will try to match students with their 1st choice, then 2nd choice, and so on. You will receive results on March 31st.
If your child gets in:
  • You will have 5 days to either accept or decline the offer
  • You will have 4 days to complete your application.
  • You must submit all required paperwork, otherwise your application will be incomplete and will not be accepted
Important Dates and Deadlines
  • March 1, 2023 - Deadline for PK3 - 8th grade applicants
  • March 31, 2023 - Lottery results and whitelist positions available in your account
  • May 1, 2023 - Enrollment deadline for matched students
SSMA will contact you via email and phone if your child moves to the top of the list and we have an open seat. You may check your waitlist position through your My School DC account. If you have not yet applied for enrollment visit www.MySchoolDC.org. or view the Enrollment Process Simplified Video
Questions? Contact [email protected].