Welcome! Thank you for your interest in The School at Columbia University. The School at Columbia University is a Kindergarten through Grade 8 independent school created by Columbia University to serve children of neighborhood families and those of Columbia University employees. In keeping with The School's mission, our admissions process aims to ensure that The School maintains an enrollment distribution between children of Columbia families and children of neighborhood families who live in Public School Districts 3 and 5, which comprise much of Harlem, Morningside Heights and the Upper West Side. We are grateful for Columbia’s generosity, which allows us to administer a completely need-blind admissions process.
Our admissions process is designed to provide families with many opportunities to learn about our school, its mission, and its program. Please be assured that all courtesies will be extended your way for a smooth and stress-free admissions process. Kindly contact our admissions team with any questions and if you require additional information about the application process. All inquiries regarding tuition, financial aid and the PTS benefit should be directed to the Business Office.
We look forward to meeting you and your family.
Director of Admissions and Enrollment, K-8