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 April 1, 2022
SY 2022-23 Important Enrollment Dates and Deadlines
  • December 11, 2021 - EdFEST - DC annual public school fair
  • December 13, 2021 - My School DC Lottery Application opens
  • February 1, 2022 - Application Deadline (Grades 9 to 12)
  • March 1, 2022 - Application Deadline (Grades PK3 to 8)
  • April 1, 2022 - Lottery results are released
  • May 2, 2022 - Enrolment Deadline for matched student
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].