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Virtual Open House & Workshops

Come experience Ellington at a Virtual Open House

November 18, 2021 – 3:00P – 5:00P
January 13, 2022 – 3:00P – 5:00P

Via Zoom (link to come 24 hours in advance)


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.

MySchoolDC Application Window: Complete the DCPS online application, it’s available online from December 13, 2021 to February 1, 2022. Check for updates and to link to the DCPS application (
Early February 2022 – Audition! You are responsible for checking the audition schedule and showing up on that specific date and time. More details to come. Audition Schedule will be posted on December 1, 2021.
February and March 2022 – Academic placement test and family interviews for students who pass their audition(s). Dates TBD.
April 1, 2022 – Admissions decisions announced via MySchoolDC.


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