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Situated on 231 wooded acres, Columbus Academy offers an unparalleled environment for learning. Many Academy acres remain untouched and provide a natural laboratory for all sorts of studies. Teachers use this "living lab" frequently, and students appreciate the hands-on opportunities it affords.

Columbus Academy moved from its long-time Nelson Road location near Bexley to Gahanna's Cherry Bottom Road in 1968, expanding its campus exponentially. Colonnaded structures welcome students and visitors and reflect the traditional education that occurs within. Subsequent additions/remodeling have added space and flexibility to the school's physical plant which offers:

  • Distinct building areas for Lower, Middle and Upper Schools
  • Six state-of-the-art computer labs and campus-wide wireless Internet access
  • Centralized performance and visual arts complex
  • A library for each division with online access to holdings
  • Large dining hall serving both family style and buffet meals
  • Indoor, six-lane swimming pool
  • Three developmentally designed playgrounds
  • Two full-sized gymnasiums, a well-equipped fitness/weight room and a wrestling/multipurpose room
  • Lighted football, soccer and field hockey/lacrosse fields, two baseball diamonds, all-weather eight-lane track, eight outdoor tennis courts and an on-campus cross country course

The Advancing the Quest capital campaign made it possible for Academy to expand and renovate in the summer of 2004 creating:

  • 14 classrooms, including six US science labs in the new Parents' Hall
  • A Lower School library and classroom wing
  • Improved spaces for academic specialists and conferencing
  • Expanded theater stage wings and storage areas
  • Enlarged and revamped backstage dressing rooms
  • Larger performing arts classrooms and instrument storage
  • Additional turn and standing lanes on roadways to improve safety, traffic flow and carpool drop-off and pick up times
  • Approximately 90 parking spaces
  • Two new playgrounds
  • New athletic complex entrance, weight room/fitness center, offices, concessions area connected to existing gyms/pool
  • Relocated, new tennis courts
  • Improved girls sports fields and parking near athletic facilities
  • New track/field/football field lights and bleachers
  • New pool roof
Columbus Academy  4300 Cherry Bottom Road | Gahanna, OH 43230 | 614-475-2311