Our application process begins in mid-August, a year before a family would like to enroll a child at The School at Columbia University. Because of 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.
The School at Columbia follows the New York City Public School’s calendar for birthday cutoffs. Students applying to Kindergarten for the 2021-22 school year must turn five by December 31, 2021. This year we will be processing applicants born in 2016. We understand that other independent schools follow a different cut-off date. With that in mind, we will process applicants who have a Fall 2015 birthday, provided they are currently enrolled in a pre-k, nursery school program.
We do not require any educational testing (ERB, etc.) for admission, nor do we have an application fee.