2020 National Merit Graphic

Twenty Seniors Earn National Merit Recognition

Congratulations to all of this year's National Merit Semifinalists and Commended Students!

As 2021 Semifinalists, the following seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $30 million that will be offered in the spring:

  • Tara Alahakoon
  • Nischal Chennuru
  • Matthew Derzon
  • Andrew Golden

2020-21 School Year Plans

Letter to Families on August 12, 2020

Our Leadership Team has decided that the best path forward to invite all Academy students on to campus -- an aspiration we have articulated since June -- is a careful and gradual one. While we have created an environment that meets and exceeds the recommendations from the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics for in-person schooling, our entire community will need to play a significant role so that on-campus school for all becomes a…

2020 Commencement Photo

An Unprecedented Commencement

Congratulations to our Class of 2020! In a socially distanced ceremony on July 25, Columbus Academy seniors finally received their diplomas after an unprecedented spring and summer caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following welcomes by Head of School Melissa Soderberg and Senior Class President Charlie Sabgir '20, the valedictory address was delivered by Jay Gokhale '20. “I’m incredibly optimistic for the future,” stated this year's…

Academy Hall Facade

Standing Together Against Racism

To care for each other and connect our resolve against racism, members of the Columbus Academy community, both past and present, gathered in the school's stadium on June 11 to hear speakers sharing what this moment means to them and what they hope to see happen next as we all move forward.

Following an acapella performance of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” by rising freshman Alaina West ‘24, speakers included Upper…

Dr. David Hamlar Jr. '73

Dr. David Hamlar Jr. '73 to Speak at July 25 Commencement

In an unprecedented time, Columbus Academy is preparing for a unique Commencement to honor its Class of 2020. The outdoor ceremony is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, and will be held on Hondros Field, the main stadium on our campus.

This year's guest speaker will be Dr. David Hamlar Jr. '73, an Academy alumnus who has been a teaching physician at the University of Minnesota for the past 25 years and retired as a Major General from…