Application Process

Our application process begins in mid-August, a year before a family would like to enroll a child at The School at Columbia University. Due to our unique program, we have a somewhat different application process for families affiliated with Columbia University and neighborhood families not affiliated with the University. Kindly read more about the details of both application processes for Columbia and Neighborhood Families.
Students applying to Kindergarten for the 2024-25 school year must turn five by August 31, 2024.

We do not require any educational testing (ERB, etc.) for admission, nor do we have an application fee.

Siblings - Early Process

In past years, The School at Columbia has conducted an early process for children applying to Kindergarten who are siblings of currently enrolled students. Given the limited number of available openings at other grade levels (Grades 1-8), and our commitment to an inclusive, open community, the early sibling process does not extend to siblings applying to other grades at The School.

The School does not give preference in admissions at any grade level to the siblings of students who have graduated or left The School. 
Any questions about our admissions process and policies should be addressed to

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