Before and After care Program
Applicants for registration for all grade levels Pre-K4-7 are considered on a first-come basis with the following acceptance order:
In addition, the following criteria must be met:
Re-registration (returning students) for school year 2021-2022 will open on
Monday, November 2, 2020.
Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program applications for
RETURNING students will be accepted from October 1, 2020 – December 4, 2020.
Applications (new students) for school year 2021-2022 will open on Monday,
November 2, 2020, and will be accepted on an ongoing basis until all spaces are
filled. A $150.00 fee will be collected upon submission of application.*
Archdiocese of Washington Tuition Assistance Program applications for NEW
students will be accepted from October 1, 2020 – February 19, 2021.
*The following documents must be submitted to complete all New Student Applications:
o Birth Certificate **
o Baptismal Certificate (if Catholic) **
o Letter of good standing from the parish where you are registered Tuition Approval Form (if
o ADW Immunization Form **
o Recommendation letter from current teacher or current report card **
o Completed Authorization for Release of Information **
**These forms can also be uploaded in TADS.
After acceptance, HSA/Instructional fees of $600.00 (gr. K-8) or $300.00 (PreK) will be
All fees are subject to change for School Year 2021-2022
For further question or concerns, please contact the Admissions Office (301) 567-6212 x2.
There is no open house scheduled at this time. For any questions about the school facility, functions, and other inquiries please contact Lera Rickling at 301-567-6212 x2.
New Student Testing for school year 2021-2022 is scheduled by appointments only.
Your child will not be scheduled for testing and your placement will be pending until all original documents are received.
Pre-K4 only/Catholic/Non-Catholic Rate
1 Child $7,250.00
1 Child $7,000.00
K-8 Non– Catholic
1 Child $9,300.00
New Student Application Fee: $150.00
Instructional / Technology /Maintenance Fee per student
K-Grade 8 $500.00
HSA Activities Fee:
St. Columba School provides superior academics and values in a safe and supportive environment.
Yes! Potential students may benefit from a shadow day where they spend a full day at in the classroom. Pre-K4 can “shadow” for a half day. The child will meet fellow students, the teachers and staff, and get a feel for the schedule and atmosphere. You may schedule a shadow day with Mrs. Rickling during your school tour.
St. Columba School is a faith-based school that is open to both Catholic and non-Catholic families. Mass is held weekly and religion class is held daily. About 30% of our current student body is non-Catholic.
Yes, all the archdiocesan elementary and secondary schools within the Archdiocese of Washington are accredited by AdvancED.
Certification is presented by the NCA Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, and the Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.
Yes! All applications for financial aid must be submitted online via TADS. Applications are closed for the 2020-2021 school year, but will open in October 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year.
Of course! Please contact Mrs. Rickling by calling 301-567-6212 x2, or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applications must be submitted via TADS. The link is available on our school webpage – stccatholic.org. There is a $150.00 application fee.
School hours are from 7:50 a.m. – 2:50 p.m. The 1st Friday of each month is usually a half day with dismissal at 11:50 a.m.
Yes. Before Care begins at 6:45 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. After Care begins at 3:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m. There is an additional fee for the ESP Program.
St. Columba School values education and not materialistic things, objects, or fads that would interfere with the learning process therefore students are required to wear a school uniform each school day. Academic uniforms must be purchased from Carousel located at the Shops at Waldorf Center, 2939 Festival Way, Waldorf, MD 20601. P.E. uniforms must be purchased from the school office.
St. Columba School offers hot lunch and milk daily. Parents will be given the opportunity to purchase these items in advances. If your child does not participate in the hot lunch program he/she will need to bring a lunch from home.
We offer Pre-K4 through 8th grade.
St. Columba has a PC replacement program. In our computer lab, all of our computers were replaced in 2019 with new PCs running Windows 10. Each classroom has access to computers, iPads, and televisions. Smartboards are available to students as well as applications that the school purchases such as IXL, Starfall, and Brainpop. We use Rediker which has an integrated Parentportal that allows parents to see data in real time such as grades, assignments, the school calendar and much more.
Our school curriculum is guided by standards set forth by the Archdiocese of Washington. They can be viewed at https://adwcatholicschools.org/elementary-k-8/curriculum-standards/.
The ADW curriculum contains an educational framework designed to develop 21st century skills. All curriculum standards reflect a continuum of learning from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade. curriculum documents are continually updated to ensure they are academically challenging and developmentally appropriate to encourage and nurture life-long learners.
In addition to the regular curriculum, St. Columba School offers weekly courses in P.E., Spanish, Art, and Library to all grades and Music to grades Pre-K4 to 5th grade.
ADW works on a 7-point grade scale:
A – 100-93%
B – 92-85%
C – 84-77%
D – 76-69%
F – 68-0%