At St. Columba’s Nursery School, we believe that each child, each family, and each staff member has an infinite capacity to learn and grow. We cultivate their God-given and unique abilities in a joyful atmosphere of supported inquiry, sociability, and inclusion.
Our 2014-15 Piggy Bank Campaign has started. To support our nursery school please click here.
To make an application for our 2016-2017 school year, please come to one of our Talk & Tours. Talk & Tours will be begin at 9:30 am and are held in the Great Hall of St. Columba’s Church. The dates for this year’s open houses are:
October 27, 2015
November 18, 2015
December 8, 2015
January 14 and 21, 2016
February 9 and 18, 2016
Our admission procedures are simple: You must attend an Admission Talk & Tour (required for your application to be accepted) where you will receive the link for our online application form, and submit your 15-16 Application by the due date along with the application fee (either in person or by mail). No play date or testing is required.
Parents may submit an application for their child only after attending any of our several Admission Talk & Tours held in the months of November through February. An application fee of $50 is required and can be submitted in person or by mail. We do not require testing or an interview for general admission. You will receive an invitation to apply online once you have attended one of our many Admission Talk & Tours.
Although we normally begin the year fully enrolled, occasionally we do have spots come open during the school year. If you are hoping to apply for the current school year you may print and complete this application 15-16 Application (PDF). Please call the office if you wish to inquire about the waitlist and the likelihood of a mid-year admittance, (202) 742-1980.
After applying, children with known special needs are invited to come to a play date with their parents so that we can determine how we might best be able to support them in our St. Columba's program. We take children with a variety of challenges but do best with children who are interested in socializing with others and have some language abilities. A top priority for us is making sure that we are the right institution for helping each child grow. The morning visit gives us a chance to get to know your boy or girl to ensure that our program has the ability to meet his or her needs and help them develop.