Location, Hours, and Leadership Team
Enrollment for 2021-22 School Year

Location: 2525 17th Street NW, Washington DC 20009


Phone: (202) 939-5390


Principal: Ryan Lam


Assistant Principal: Brittany Skipper


Director of Strategy and Logistics: Jacqueline Alvarado


Arrival Times: 

Doors open at 8:30 am for all grades.

Entrance Locations:

  • PreK and Kinder entrance is on Mozart Place

  • Grades 1st & 2nd is at Old Entrance (red door) on 17th St

  • Grades 3rd - 5th is at Main Entrance on 17th St

  • School buses drop off at Main Entrance

  • Late arrivals after 8:55 am drop off at Main Entrance and student will pickup late pass)

Please drop off your student according to their individual grade location. If you have multiple students, you will need to drop off at each entrance. 

Dismissal Times:

Students in after care, are taken to the after care locations during dismissal.


All other students are dismissed from the following locations:

  • PreK dismisses at 3:15 pm at Mozart Place door

All other grades dismiss at 3:30 from the following locations:

  • Kinder -- Mozart Place

  • 1st Grade -- 17th St Old Entrance with steps

  • 2nd - 5th -- Blacktop area

Important Dates

December -- Winer Coat Drive

December 11 -- Virtual EdFest

December 15 -- Open House (9-10 am)

December 17 -- Coffee with the Principal (8:45 am)

December 20-22 -- Spirit Week!

December 23-31 -- Winter Break 












H.D. Cooke is a uniform school. Our colors are:

Tops -- White or Navy Blue

Bottoms -- Khaki 

Shoes -- Comfortable closed toe shoes

COVID Vaccinations

Children 5 to 11 years old are now eligible to get vaccinated. The vaccine is safe and lowers the chance of children getting and spreading COVID-19. The vaccine is 90% effective at preventing symptoms of COVID-19. Children will receive a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than adolescents and adults, approximately one-third the dose that people 12 and older get.

For more information and pop-up locations starting November 5th CLICK HERE.

Before and After Care

Champions is our before and after care provider. Click here for more information on enrollment. 


Enrollment season for next school year has begun! 

If you are a returning family or if you were matched with our school through the myschooldc.org lottery, you may enroll now. Visit https://enrolldcps.dc.gov/ for all the forms needed to enroll.


Don't forget to have the following documents ready to enroll:

NEW to H.D. Cooke

  • One proof of age – examples include a birth certificate, hospital records, previous school records, passport, or baptismal certificate

  • Proof of DC residency – see the Residency Form for a complete list of acceptable documents and verification method.

RETURNING to our wonderful school

  • Proof of DC residency – see the Residency Form for a complete list of acceptable documents and verification methods

Tech Tips for Learning at Home

We are preparing for next school year. Part of that preparation is making sure our student devices are up to date and ready for the new school year. 

To begin to update the devices, please return your student device to school. We are open Monday - Friday, 9 am - 3 pm. 

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