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Academy Art Teacher Selected for Leadership Program

Pedro Mena, who has been teaching art classes to Columbus Academy middle-schoolers since 2016, is the only educator among 78 professionals from 70 different Central Ohio organizations selected for the Leadership Columbus Signature Program this year.

“It’s exciting to be included among people working in the business and nonprofit sector focusing on community impact,” said Mena, who also serves as the school’s fine arts…

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Nineteen Academy Seniors Named National Merit Semifinalists

Nineteen students from Columbus Academy were announced today as semifinalists in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically talented seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered next spring.

“These students – with their various interests and achievements – impact our school in many ways that supersede their excellent test scores, and yet they excel in the…

Together Again for 2021-22 School Year

Columbus Academy welcomed back students and families to its 231-acre campus on August 23 to begin the 2021-22 school year. That morning, students in grades 6-12 arrived for start-of-school activites, including Unity Day for the entire Class of 2025 (view freshman advisories). The afternoon ended with lower school families exploring classrooms, meeting teachers and enjoying an ice cream social.

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108 Academy Students Named 2021 AP Scholars

Last spring, Columbus Academy upper-schoolers took 568 Advanced Placement (AP) exams, the highest number in school history.

As a result of their hard work and achievement, 108 of our students have been named AP Scholars for 2021, including 56 AP Scholars with Distinction (for earning an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP Exams taken with scores of 3 or higher on at least 5 of them) and 15 AP Scholars with Honor (average score of at least 3.25 on all exams with…

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Commencement Unlike Any Other

Commencement 2021 was unlike any other, which was a fitting conclusion to an unprecedented school year and a final example of just how resilient our graduating seniors and their families have been.

Warm welcomes were provided by Head of School Melissa Soderberg and class president Luke Nester, followed by the Valedictory Address from Cary Cup recipient Vaughn Armour and the Commencement Address by Debbie Keeran, who is retiring this month as the longest-serving…