2017 - 2018 Enrollment
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy will begin accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year on Monday, December 12. Families seeking new enrollment will be able to apply via our online application.
In addition to the application, parents will need to verify DC residency and submit health and immunization records and birth certificate. For your convenience, the necessary forms can be downloaded below in advance.
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy is a free public school open to all residents of the District of Columbia. Spaces are limited and applicants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Re Enrollment Process
Parents/guardians of currently enrolled students must re-enroll their child during Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy ’s re-enrollment period (Wednesday, December 7, 2016 until Friday, February 12, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.) Enrollment at Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy is limited. Once the re-enrollment and sibling enrollment periods close, enrollment is opened to new students through the lottery and wait lists are created.
Failure to re-enroll by the re-enrollment deadline risks a current student’s continued enrollment in Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy for the next school year. We strongly encourage families to return completed Sibling Enrollment materials well in advance of the deadline to ensure that MMBDA staff has adequate time to contact you if your enrollment materials are incomplete. Please do not wait until the last minute to complete the re-enrollment/sibling enrollment process.
Once Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy receives and reviews the completed forms, families will be notified of the enrollment status via a returned receipt (a signed copy of the Re-Enrollment Form) sent home with students. The dated receipt is your proof that you provided Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy with the necessary paperwork. If there are problems/questions about your re-enrollment/sibling enrollment, you will be required to provide the receipt. Without the receipt, Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy will not review your claim. Exceptions to the deadline (Friday, February 12, 2016) will not be considered.
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy is free for all District of Columbia Residents. In accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; admissions, employment, programs , treatment and all activities are the same for all without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability or national origin, religion or marital status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding MMBDA’s Non-Discrimination Policies:
Mary Bunn, Executive Assistant
Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy
1404 Jackson St. NE, Washington, DC 20017
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
The preceding information applies to the National School Lunch Program, free school breakfast, free after-school snacks, and the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables program.