Thank you for your interest in KDES!



Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now being accepted for all grades (Parent-Infant Program through grade 8).

To ensure a start date on the first day of school, please submit your child’s application no later than June 3, 2024.


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: 202-651-5362



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.

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 (DC Universal Health Certificate)

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