Apply to Columbia Academy Preschool in 3 Easy Steps!

Our preschool program sets little learners up for success as they develop confidence and social and emotional skills, as well as establish a strong academic foundation that prepares them for kindergarten and beyond.

  1. See if our values align. Download our Preschool Readiness Guide and learn more about our preschool program.

    You’ll read about the benchmarks that indicate your child is ready for classroom learning, how you can help foster and nurture that readiness, and what you and your little one can expect in the preschool environment at Columbia Academy. 

2. Experience the Columbia Academy difference by scheduling a tour

We offer prospective students and families the opportunity to tour our campuses throughout the year, summers included. Families can schedule individual tours, which typically begin around 10 a.m.* and last approximately 30 minutes. On your tour, you’ll get to:

  • Meet with an administrator one-on-one
  • Walk-through our classrooms and see how our students experience joyful learning
  • Ask our dedicated teachers any questions you might have about instructional methods, schedules, or policies  

*Pick up an information packet with additional application and enrollment details. Schedule an in-person or virtual tour by calling 410-312-5233 or emailing

You can also schedule an in-person or virtual Zoom tour with our admissions team during which you can walk through our school building, see the classrooms and playground, and ask questions. Families can also attend a Virtual Information Session, which provides a detailed overview of our programs, curriculum, and school events. If you can’t make it for a tour or information session, watch our campus preview!

3. Apply Now.

Columbia Academy has a rolling admissions policy so you can apply anytime — no deadlines or cut-off dates.

A registration fee, activity fee, and a non-refundable and non-transferable fee equal to two weeks of tuition, is required to hold your child’s space. Supplemental documents are required prior to your child’s first day of school. Please refer to our information packet for more details. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.


Meet our Preschool Admissions Team 


Tina Legacka is the Enrollment Specialist for Columbia Academy, overseeing enrollment and admissions across Columbia Academy’s four preschool campuses. Tina earned a Bachelor of Science in Middle Level Education from York College of Pennsylvania. She taught middle school math for a few years before joining us. Tina is excited to talk to potential families and guide them through the process of finding the right school for their child.  



 Questions? Visit our FAQ page

If you have questions or are not sure which campus is right for your child, reach out to our team! We’d be happy to learn more about your considerations as you narrow down options for your child.

You can reach our preschool admissions team at 410.312.5233 or

Preschool at Kendall Ridge
6000 University Blvd.
Ellicott City, MD 21043

Preschool at Kings Contrivance
10380 Old Columbia Rd.
Columbia, MD 21046

Preschool at Maple Lawn
7425 Maple Lawn Blvd.
Fulton, MD 20759

Preschool at Thunder Hill
9210 Route 108
Columbia, MD 21045

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