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Virtual Open House & Workshops

Come experience Ellington at a Virtual Open House

November 18, 2020 – 3:00P – 5:00P
January 13, 2021 – 3:00P – 5:00P

3500 R St NW
Washington, DC 20007



Wondering if Ellington is right for you?

Pay us a virtual visit during one of our scheduled Virtual Open Houses – learn more about our extraordinary program and see us in action. We will have amazing content to share with you, behind-the-scenes access, live Q&A and breakout sessions to all of our Arts Departments. We look forward to seeing you!

Open houses run from 3:00P – 5:00P and we recommend you join us virtually for the entire program so you don’t miss anything! We will show you images of our newly renovated Ellington Theatre with a general presentation, and then go on virtual visits to our arts departments. See & hear what life at Ellington is really like!

Admissions Process and Dates
Apply to Ellington!

Duke Ellington School of the Arts has a five-part admission process: application and audition, and for those who pass their audition, an academic assessment test, family interview and committee review.

TBD: Complete the DCPS online application. Check for updates and to link to the DCPS application (
Early February 2021 – Audition! You are responsible for checking the audition schedule and showing up on that specific date and time. More details to come.
February and March 2021 – Academic assessment test and family interviews for students who pass their audition(s). Dates TBD.
TBD 2021 – Admissions decisions announced via MySchoolDC.