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Detroit Public Schools Community District welcomes you to apply for admission to its exam and random selection schools for the 2024-25 school year. This application is for students entering Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 1 only. There is a separate application for students entering Grades 2-8

This application originally opened in February. We are currently in Round 4, and most schools and grade levels have already been filled, are close to being filled based on Round 3 applications and/or have waitlists in place. At this time, we are only accepting new applications for Kindergarten at Chrysler Elementary School.  

The schools and grade levels available in this application were:  

  • Bates Academy (K-1)
  • Chrysler Elementary (K-1)
  • Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies (FLICS) (K only)
  • Edison Elementary (Waitlist only)
  • Edmonson Elementary (Waitlist only)
  • Palmer Park Preparatory Academy (Waitlist only)
  • The School at Marygrove (Waitlist only)


  • You may save the application in progress and return to make as many changes as necessary prior to submitting it. Please review the application carefully before submitting. 
  • All deadlines are final.
  • Do not submit more than one application for the same student. You may email application.schools@detroitk12.org or use Submittable to send a message to the Admissions Team to request the opportunity to edit or update your application.

Before You Begin

Please carefully review the requirements and guidelines available at detroitk12.org/applicationschools. 

Be sure to visit individual web pages for more details about the following:   

Book an appointment for help with your application

Application School Calendar 

Frequently Asked Questions 

Detroit Public Montessori

Other School Options   

For information about all DPSCD application schools and how to apply to other schools not included on this application, please visit detroitk12.org/applicationschools

Pre-K is Full at All Montessori Schools

We are no longer accepting applications for Montessori. We invite you to learn more about other Pre-K options in DPSCD by visiting: detroitk12.org/prek

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.