4201 Albemarle Street, NW | Washington, DC 20016 | 202-742-1980

St. Columba's Nursery School: Building the mind, body, and spirit through active play

Program Tuition

Annual Tuition Costs

We anticipate that tuition for the St. Columba School Day will be the same as our CorePlus 5 day option this year.  Rest & Play and Early Arrival fees will also remain at the 1718 levels. The new Young Learner Transitional Day is significantly longer than the current 3-hour Core day, so families should anticipate an increase. Next year's tuition will be approved by Board and Vestry in January 2018. The tuition and Fees shown below are anticipated, but not yet approved.

The St. Columba School Day
8:30 am-2:30 pm
Age: Open to all students (2.5-5 years)
Annual Tuition: $17,370

The Young Learner Transitional Day
8:30 am-12:30 am
Age: A limited number of spots
are available for our youngest learners
Annual Tuition: $13,360

Early Arrival Program
7:30 am-8:30 am
3-day, 4-day, or 5-day
Age: Open to all students.
Drop-in: $15 per day
Additional Annual Tuition:
$1,180 (3-day)
$1,260 (4-day)
$1,320 (5-day)

Rest & Play Program
2:30 pm-6:00 pm
3-day, 4-day, or 5-day
Age: Open to all students
Drop-in: $50 per day
Annual Tuition:
$6,000 (3-day)
$6,400 (4-day)
$6,700 (5-day)


Financial Aid
We have a generous amount of financial aid available to help families who need assistance. St. Columba’s Nursery School uses the National Association of Independent Schools School and Student Services (NAIS SSS) to gather information for financial aid applicants. The required forms are available online. A small processing fee can be waived on request. Please let the School Office know if the fee presents a hardship for your family.


Tuition Payment using FACTS
Families have two options for paying tuition. They may pay in full on or before June 1 of the year their child will begin school, or enroll in the FACTS tuition payment plan. FACTS directly debits a family’s bank account and remits it to the school.

All families planning to make monthly tuition payments for 2018-2019 school year must register with FACTS.(This includes families previously enrolled with FACTS.)

Register your payment information with FACTS for the 2018-2019 school year.

If you have any questions, please call the school office at 202-742-1980.

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Rich Learning and Active Outdoor Play