From day one, when Yu Ying opened our doors to the first 130 students in 2008, we were the only public or private school of our kind in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  Demand for Yu Ying’s innovative program has grown every year since, resulting in more than 1,000 applications each year.

Please read on to learn how to apply and enroll at Yu Ying. If you still have unanswered questions you can send them to enrollment@washingtonyuying.org.

Attending an Open House

To learn more about Yu Ying, please join us at an open house.  Yu Ying’s open houses schedule runs from October to February. Sessions start promptly at 6:30 pm in our multipurpose room (220 Taylor St. NE). During this time you will have an opportunity see a presentation, ask questions, and tour the school. No registration is necessary. These events are timed and designed for adults.

February 26th
For your convenience we are providing this PDF copy of the slide deck presented at our info sessions.

Applying to Yu Ying

To enroll in Yu Ying, families must first apply through a lottery.  Yu Ying participates in My School DC common application and common lottery.  This means that Yu Ying accepts only those applications submitted through My School DC.

The My School DC common lottery is a single, random lottery that determines placement for new students at all participating schools. Student-school matches are based on a variety of factors, including the number of spaces at each school; sibling, and other preferences; and each student’s choices. Below is a helpful video explaining how My School DC selects students:

For more information about the common application and common lottery, please see My School DC FAQ.

Siblings of current Yu Ying and DCI students may receive enrollment preference to Yu Ying if those siblings meet the following criteria. The sibling:

  • Is related by blood to either one parent or both parents of the current sibling.
  • Is adopted by one or both parents of the current sibling
  • Lives with the current student at least 50 percent of the time and the home they share is in Washington, D.C.

Registering New and Returning Students

At Yu Ying, we try to make the school registration as easy as possible for both new and returning families.  While most of our registration forms are available electronically, new and returning families are required to complete and return in person DC residency forms and proof of DC residency to ensure your child’s space in upcoming school year. Families are required to bring original documentation.

New – Enrollment Saturday!  Yu Ying will be open on Saturday, April 21st from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. to accept DC Residency Verification forms and documents from new and returning Yu Ying students.

New Students

Once accepted to Yu Ying, we will send new families instructions about how to complete their enrollment paperwork. Most enrollment paperwork will be sent electronically to the email address that provided on the  My School DC common lottery application.

Please note that all new students  to Yu Ying must complete all documents by May 1, 2018. The failure to do so will result in your child losing his/her space at Yu Ying for the 2018-2019 school year.

By May 1, 2018 new families must:

  • Complete the online registration. (This will be sent via email.)
  • Submit DC Residency Form and proof of DC residency to Washington Yu Ying IN PERSON beginning Monday, April 2, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018.

New families may submit forms and documents between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays families may submit forms between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The person turning in the DC Residency Form and proof of DC residency must be the same person who is listed on the Residency Form and whose name is on the documents proving residency. If you are not able to submit DC Residency Verification Forms and proof of DC residency during these times please email enrollment@washingtonyuying.org to make an appointment.

  • Return additional required forms before school starts:
  • Annual DC Health Forms: DC Health Form
  • DC Dental Form: DC Oral Health Certificate
  • Individualized Educational Plan – if applicable
  • Washington Yu Ying PCS participates in the National School Lunch Program. Please complete the NSLP application if you believe your family qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch. The application will be available after July 1st 2018. Questions: contact our reception staff (reception@washingtonyuying.org).

Current or Returning Students

Please note that families with current students returning to Yu Ying must complete all documents by Friday April 27th, 2018. The failure to do so will result in your child losing his/her space at Yu Ying for the 2018-2019 school year.

By April 27th, 2018 you must:

  • Complete the online registration. (This will be sent via email.)
  • Submit DC residency form and proof of DC residency to Washington Yu Ying IN PERSON beginning on Monday, April 2, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018.

You may submit forms and documents between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays you may submit forms between the hours of 8:15 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The person turning in the DC Residency Form and proof of DC residency must be the same person who is listed on the Residency Form and whose name is on the documents proving residency. If you are not able to submit DC Residency Verification Forms and proof of DC residency during these times please email enrollment@washingtonyuying.org to make an appointment. (Note:  Returning students need not submit birth certificates, home language survey, MSDC Enrollment form and IEP information.)

  • Return additional required forms before school starts:
  • Annual DC Health Forms: DC Health Form
  • DC Dental Form: DC Oral Health Certificate
  • Action Plan for Anaphylaxis – if applicable
  • Individualized Educational Plan – if applicable
  • Washington Yu Ying PCS participates in the National School Lunch Program.  Please complete the NSLP application if you believe your family qualifies for Free and Reduced Lunch.  The application will be available after July 1st 2018. Questions: contact reception staff (reception@washingtonyuying.org).