Child Care & Schooling

The Office of Work/Life is Here for You

The School & Child Care Search Service recognizes how important decisions about child care and schooling are to families.  Columbia colleagues, we are here for you—to think out loud, explore options, talk through continued uncertainties or shifting timelines, and help you make the decisions that feel right for you and your family.  

Please complete our Information Request Form to connect with us.  

Child Care & Schooling Services

School & Child Care Search Service

Expertise and guidance as you explore early education and child care or K-12 schooling options

Back-Up Care Program

Care for adults, children, or yourself in situations when normal care arrangements are interrupted or when short-term care is required

Child Care Benefit

Eligible officers can receive a contribution from Columbia University to a Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account.  (Click on Dependent Care FSA and scroll to the bottom of the section.) Recipients can then get reimbursed for child care expenses through this account.

Tuition Programs

Columbia offers several programs for tuition, both at and outside of the University

I Want To Learn About

Early Education & Child Care

Information on educational and child care programs for children younger than five years of age

Early Intervention & Special Ed

A guide to the variety of resources and options available through the city and from other sources

Elementary School Options

Information on schooling options for students in grades K through 5

Middle School Options

Options for students in grades 5 through 8

High School Options

Options for students in grades 9 through 12

Middle and High School Admissions

Landing page for middle and high school admissions resources including information on different school types, testing and diversity resources, and key dates

Resources for English Language Learners

A guide to some of the resources available through the city and other sources for English language learners

Admissions & Diagnostic Testing

General information on the types of testing services available and how to access them

The School at Columbia

A K-8 school created by Columbia to serve children of neighboring families and of eligible University employees