Thank you for your interest in KDES!

Spring 2022

KDES is currently at capacity for most grade levels. Based on space and building capacity under current guidelines, new students may apply for admission on a rolling basis during the spring of 2022 for the following:

  • Early Childhood Education (ECE) program (birth through pre-kindergarten): We are accepting applications for student enrollment for most ECE classes. The 2-year-old class is full and has been closed to additional students.


Fall 2022

KDES will be accepting applications for Fall 2022 enrollment from February 1-June 1, 2022, for all grade levels (Parent-Infant Program through grade 8).

The application period may close early for any or all classes if capacity is reached. Applications will again be accepted after September 1, 2022, for rolling admission for classes that still have capacity.


We invite you to explore our website for more information. Contact Admissions for more information:

E-mail: KDESadmissions@gallaudet.edu
Phone: 202-250-2216 (Videophone)
Phone: 202-651-5397 (Voice)
Fax: 202-651-536



Click on the link below to enter our application portal.

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* All sections of the online application form must be completed.

* Local education agency representatives may also apply for admission for deaf and hard of hearing students in their school districts with the support of the student’s family.


Submit the Student Records Request Form to your child’s current school in order to have their records sent to KDES.

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Please follow up with the current school to be sure they have sent the records.

** Applications will not be reviewed until all documents are received.

Want to visit our school? Fill out this form.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about the application process here.


Have specific questions for our enrollment coordinator? Ask here.



Once your child has been accepted, then you will need to submit the following medical forms to the Admissions Office in order to enroll:

Annual Physical, Vaccinations, and Oral Health Assessment

Tuberculosis (TB) Risk Assessment Questionnaire

Tuberculin (TB) Skin Test as determined by your child's health professional

DC's Department of Health: School Immunization Requirements

DC's Department of Health: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination Opt-out Certificate

Medical clearance is required before your child can enroll.


E-mail: KDESadmissions@gallaudet.edu
Phone: 202-250-2216 (Videophone)
Phone: 202-651-5397 (Voice)
Fax: 202-651-5362

Address: Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Admissions Office
800 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002-3695