Inclement Weather

Columbia's buildings and staff follow the Federal Government as the standard for weather-related closings and delays.


The Columbia Institute of Fine Arts (CIFA) follows Federal Government as the standard for weather-related closures. However, in the event that Fairfax County Public Schools are closed, lessons may be taught at the discretion of the teacher and student. Please contact the instructor BEFORE traveling to Columbia to confirm that lessons will be taught.


World Friends follows the Fairfax County Public Schools as the standard for weather-related closings.


Teach One, Reach One follows the Fairfax County Public Schools as the standard for weather-related closings.


The Child Development Center (CDC) follows the Federal Government as the standard for weather-related closures. However, please refer to the list below for delays for the morning/full-day program.


Federal Government 1 Hour Delay

Morning Classes - 1 Hour Delay

Afternoon Classes: Normal Schedule

Full-Day Program: 1 Hour Delay

Federal Government 2 Hour Delay

Morning Classes - Closed

Afternoon Classes - Normal Schedule

Full-Day Program - 2 Hour Delay

Lunch Bunch - Cancelled

Federal Government Early Dismissal

Morning Classes - Normal Schedule

Afternoon Classes - Closed

Full-Day Classes - Close Early