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Remembering John Detrick

We were incredibly saddened to learn that alumnus and former faculty member John Detrick '53 passed away on December 26, 2020.

He was an Academy legend in many ways, including being the first graduate to return as a teacher when he joined the math department in 1961.

As mentioned in a letter…

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Upper-Schoolers Staging "The Glass Menagerie"

On January 7-9, Columbus Academy Student Theatre presented "The Glass Menagerie" as our upper school fall play in the Schoedinger Theatre.

"This is a classic Tennessee Williams show that everyone should really enjoy," stated director Scott Dillon during dress rehearsals. "It's a small cast, split into two groups, which allows us to rehearse and perform safely while coping with this pandemic, and I think the themes will resonate with the audience."

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United Against Racism

In June, we came together as a community to unite our resolve against racism and amplify the voices of Black students, alumni, parents and staff at our “Standing Together Against Racism” event. That evening, we committed to taking action and creating meaningful change in our community.

Our work began with dozens of conversations listening to our community members of…

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Convocation 2020

“You have participated in one of the most well-resourced educations the world can offer,” said Head of School Melissa Soderberg to our Class of 2021 at Convocation, usually held during the opening week of school but delayed to mid-October this year because of the pandemic. “What responsibility do you have, if any, to people you meet in your life who have not had access to the same opportunity?”

It was just one of several questions posed to our…

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Academy Announces 99 AP Scholars

Congratulations to Columbus Academy's 99 AP Scholars for 2020!

National AP Scholars (21)

Granted to students in the United States who receive an average score of at least 4 on all AP Exams taken, and scores of 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams

Bhinder, Panya G.

Cahall, Andrew N.