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.
The Nursery School Open House scheduled for Sunday, 5/1/16, from 2-4 is canceled due to wet weather.
Our 2015-16 Piggy Bank Campaign has started. To support our nursery school please click here.
Our admission procedures are simple: You must attend an Admission Talk & Tour where you will complete an information card. Admission Talk & Tours are held in the months of November through February. We are taking our application online this year, and the link to apply will be emailed to familes that have completed an information card at a Talk & Tours. If you are unable to attend one of our many Talk & Tours, a link to apply will go live on February 22nd, and will be considered separately from those that did attend a Talk & Tour. An application fee of $65 is required and can be submitted in person, by mail, or online. We do not require testing or an interview for general admission.
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 play date 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.
If you have any questions regarding our application process, please come to our admissions Talk & Tour or call our office (202) 742-1980.