A Modern PACA

A Modern Parents' Association

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Parents’ Association of Columbus Academy (PACA). Over time, PACA has created essential community functions on behalf of the school including the Viking Corner store, the Charlie David Dinner and other fundraising initiatives, youth sports programs, and a crucial forum through which parents can volunteer and build community.

Jazz Ensemble in Orlando

Jazz Ensemble Performs at Univeral Studios Florida

The Columbus Academy Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble started spring break by spending four days in Orlando. The trip was highlighted by a jazz performance on the CityWalk Lagoon Stage at Universal Studios and a Disney Imagination Campus Workshop for the entire band.

The Academy contingent included 68 students and six faculty/staff…

Referee with Rescuers and Team

Columbus Academy Reunites Basketball Official, Rescuers Who Saved His Life During Game

by Frank DiRenna for The Columbus Dispatch

Richard Roll returned to Columbus Academy to thank the people who gave him a second chance at life.

Roll was officiating a seventh-grade girls basketball game between Academy and Bexley on Jan. 12 when he went into cardiac arrest. Personnel from Academy, along with parents in attendance, immediately went into action to help save…

Michael Haddock photo

Academy Welcomes New Director of Alumni Relations

Columbus Academy welcomed Michael Haddock as its new Director of Alumni Relations in mid-February.

Haddock previously served as Senior Associate of Engagement and Alumni Relations at the Knowlton School of Architecture at Ohio State University, where he was the point of contact for all annual giving and scholarship raising, stewardship, event coordination, volunteer recruitment and…

Holiday Luncheon Awards

Hallet and Neal Honored at Holiday Luncheon

After being introduced by former Columbus Academy headmaster John Mackenzie at last month’s Alumni Holiday Luncheon, Dr. Michael Hallet ’70 accepted the 2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award, the highest honor given to an alumnus/a in recognition of outstanding achievement in community or profession and loyalty to the school.

“I’m not sure how deserving I am to receive this award as of December 2022,” said Hallet, “but I promise to earn this honor…