Due to Covid-19, our usual Admissions process has been modified to ensure the health and safety of our prospective families, children, and staff.
Talk & Tours
Talk & Tours are held between October and February. These will be held virtually at this time. You can sign up for a virtual tour here. During your Virtual Talk & Tour, you will learn more about St. Columba’s early childhood programming, hear from a current parent, and have the opportunity to ask questions. Once you have participated in a Talk & Tour, you will have the opportunity to submit an enrollment application and upon submission, participate in an-person school visit.
Admissions Cycle Closes – February 28, 2022
Admissions Decisions Sent Out – on March 4, 2022
Financial Aid awards Sent to Families – on or before March 14, 2022
Enrollment Deposit of $1,000 and Signed Contract due by March 18, 2022 to secure child’s seat
Tuition becomes binding on June 1, 2022
Although we typically begin the school year fully enrolled, spaces occasionally become available. If you hope to apply for the current 2021-2022 school year, please call the office at (202) 742-1980 to inquire about available space and/or the waitlist.
Special Needs Applicants
Making sure that we are the right school for helping each child grow and learn is our top priority. We designate a significant number of seats for children with a variety of special education needs but are most successful with children who are interested in socializing with others and have some language and/or communication abilities. After the application process is completed, children with known special needs are invited to come to a playdate with a parent. The playdate gives us a chance to get to know your child and ensure that our program will meet his or her needs and help him or her to develop well under our care.
If you have any questions about your child's needs and the application process, our Inclusion Specialist, Nancy Schwartz, will be happy to talk with you about your child. Her extension is 208.
An application fee of $75 is required for all applicants. We do not require testing or an interview for general admission. Your application is incomplete without the application fee.