• To apply, must be Columbia University full-time Officers eligible for PTS (Primary Tuition Scholarship) benefit.

• Barnard Officers apply at the discretion of the Barnard Provost.

• Members of the CU bargaining units can apply through the Neighborhood lottery process if they reside in Districts 3 and 5

• The following are not eligible to apply even if they live in Districts 3 and 5 - CU and Barnard students, visiting professors, scholars/fellows, post-doctoral fellows, and all affiliates of Teachers College.

• Catchment Area: Five boroughs of New York City; May start application process before moving to NYC but must establish residency in New York City at the time of matriculation; 
Residency confirmed by HR and the Office of the Provost

• Admissions criteria administered by the Office of the Provost; First priority to Group 1 - officers of instruction of professional rank; Second priority to Group 2 - officers of instruction of other ranks, officers of the libraries and research and teachers at The K-8 School; Third priority to Group 3 - officers of administration

• Lotteries are held by the Office of the Provost within each priority ranking if there are more applicants than available seats

• Barnard seats allotted by Barnard Provost

• Application does not guarantee a space

• Kindergarten age requirement: The School at Columbia follows the New York City Public School’s calendar for birthday cutoffs; Students applying to Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year must turn five by December 31, 2015

• Testing requirements and application fee: We do not require any educational testing (ERB, etc) for admission, nor do we have an application fee

• Admission Inquiries: Online inquiry opens August 15, 2014 and closes on October 15, 2014; Paper forms are also available or you may come in and complete an online form at the school if you have trouble accessing it from home

• Applications are sent via email in late October to all Columbia families who submit an inquiry form

• Application Process - Application deadline November 14, 2014 (Must submit completed application, birth certificate and photo)


• Parent/s must attend Open House prior to November 13, 2014

• Parent/s and child must attend Child Visit in December 2014

• School reports due November 14, 2014

• Notifications mailed out early February 2015

• Signed contracts and deposits due February 13, 2015. 
We have a limited number of openings at each grade level. Because we draw more students from our lottery than we have spaces, children may be placed on our waitlist to be offered admission if additional spaces become available

• The waitlist stays active only until the start of school year, and does not automatically carry over to the next year; Family must reapply if they wish to be in the next year’s application cycle