Admissions Process

Talk & Tours

Talk & Tours are held between October and February.  We will offer both in-person and virtual options for the 23-24 school year. You can sign up for a tour of your choice here.  During your 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.


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


Open Enrollment

We are fully enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year at this time. If you would like to add your name to a waiting list, please call the office at (202) 742-1980.


Financial Aid 

We have a limited amount of financial aid available for qualifying families.  You will have the opportunity to indicate that you would like 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 the 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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