2023 Convocation

113th School Year Opens with Celebration of David Block

“Look around, this is one of the few times when we are all together,” said Head of School Melissa Soderberg in her opening remarks to students during Columbus Academy’s Convocation on August 25. “Think about the people around you who have helped you to get where you are at this point in life and in school. Your family and teachers are likely to be at the very top. You, too, can commit yourself to acting with kindness and courage.”

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Columbus Academy Welcomes New Employees

Columbus Academy welcomes 28 employees who either started new roles on campus recently or are joining our community this month! Completing their two-day orientation training today are nine lower school faculty members, four middle school teachers, three upper school faculty, eight staff members and four new campus safety resource officers.

2023 Commencement Speaker

Class of 2023 Celebrated at 110th Commencement

On a cool morning under overcast skies on June 5, Columbus Academy graduated its Class of 2023 during the school’s 110th Commencement.

Head of School Melissa Soderberg welcomed the audience with a story about a groundbreaking study on what constitutes a “good life.” She shared that in the results, one predictor stood out categorically: that happiness and health are inextricably mixed with good relationships.


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Columbus Academy Announces Year-End Speakers

Columbus Academy alumna Sarah Milks Bethel ’98 will serve as her alma mater’s 2023 Commencement speaker and art teacher David Block will deliver this year’s Cum Laude Address, announced Head of School Melissa Soderberg to senior families recently.

Columbus Academy’s 110th Commencement will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, on the school’s campus in Gahanna. This year’s graduating class includes 102 seniors who will…