Admissions Process

Talk & Tours

Talk & Tours are typically held between October and February. If you are interested in St. Columba's Nursery School for the upcoming school year, please contact our office at [email protected] or 202-742-1980 to inquire about available space.


SY23-24 Admissions Timeline

Admissions Cycle Closes – February 27, 2023

Admissions Decisions Sent Out –  March 3, 2023

Financial Aid Awards Sent to Families – on or before March 10, 2023

Enrollment Deposit of $1,000 and Signed Contract due by March 17, 2023 to secure child’s seat

Tuition becomes binding on June 1, 2023


Financial Aid 

We strive to be an inclusive and welcoming community for all. As such, we are pleased to be able to offer financial aid to qualifying families. Please indicate your intent to apply for financial aid on your child's enrollment application. Families will be provided with additional information on how to apply for financial aid once we receive your child's enrollment application.


Applicants with Special Education Needs

We want to ensure that we are the right school for each child. 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. At the end of the application process, children with identified special needs will be 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.

Application Fee
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.

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