Tuition & Financial Aid
While reviewing our tuition rates below, please keep in mind that over 25 percent of students at Columbus Academy receive financial assistance with an average award of approximately $11,000. Please click on the following links to HEAR MORE ABOUT FINANCIAL AID and to REQUEST ADMISSIONS INFORMATION.
Tuition Rates for 2014-15 School Year
Full-Day PreK: $16,000
Kindergarten-Grade 4: $19,700
Grades 5-8: $20,400
Grades 9-12: $22,350
Tuition includes lunch, publications and activities. Many books are provided by the school through state funding, but students are required to purchase workbooks, paperbacks and some texts. Transportation to and from Columbus Academy is provided at no charge by many local school districts.
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Families of students who believe their children are eligible for admission to Columbus Academy but who cannot afford to pay full tuition charges may apply for financial assistance. Upon acceptance, Academy awards aid to students based solely on financial need as determined by FAST (Financial Aid for School Tuition). Upon request, financial aid information will be sent to parents of applicants beginning in January. The deadline for applying for financial aid is the first week in February. Parents are notified of financial aid decisions in early March. Families apply for financial aid through FAST by clicking here.
Columbus Academy encourages and welcomes applications from families without regard to race, creed, religion, national origin or sexual preference and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid program and school-administered extracurricular programs.
While financial aid awards are based on demonstrated need, Columbus Academy also offers merit scholarships to new incoming Upper School students who embody the abilities and values that represent the very best of the Academy community and its mission. Please click here for more information on Columbus Academy's new Merit Scholarship Program.
In May of 2010, Columbus Academy was one of only three school in the United States selected as a 2010 recipient of a $2,000,000 endowment from the Malone Family Foundation to provide scholarships for top-level students with financial need. Families, especially those with students rising to Grades 9-10, interested in receiving information about the Malone Scholars Program at Columbus Academy should contact John Wuorinen, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, at email@example.com or (614) 509-2220. Please click here for more information about Columbus Academy becoming the only Malone Scholarship School in Ohio and one of only 31 schools nationwide to have been selected through the Foundation's exhaustive research process.