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
Expertise and guidance as you explore early education and child care or K-12 schooling options
Care for adults, children, or yourself in situations when normal care arrangements are interrupted or when short-term care is required
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.
Columbia offers several programs for tuition, both at and outside of the University
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Information on educational and child care programs for children younger than five years of age
A guide to the variety of resources and options available through the city and from other sources
Information on schooling options for students in grades K through 5
Options for students in grades 5 through 8
For informational support on middle school admissions visit MS & HS Admissions Resources
Options for students in grades 9 through 12
For informational support on high school admissions visit MS & HS Admissions Resources
A guide to some of the resources available through the city and other sources for English language learners
Resources for finding summer & holiday programs for children & teens
Information on the types of testing services available and how to access them
A K-8 school created by Columbia to serve children of neighboring families and of eligible University employees