Recognized as one of the best independent schools in the nation, Columbus Academy has, since its founding in 1911, exemplified the country day school educational model. The heart of this model is the idea that the best interests of children are served when home and school work together. At Columbus Academy, parents are integral members of our community.

In our welcoming school, fully dedicated to the development of young scholars, athletes and artists of every kind, parents find what they are looking for: The school to trust with childhood.  We believe that diversity, inclusion, equity and justice are essential measures of our excellence.

Our goal is not to mold young minds but to light them on fire. Visit us and you will see this in the way we teach and the way our 231-acre campus is designed — the light, the energy and the interconnectedness of our mindfully designed learning spaces that allow for children to gaze out to the open sky.

Are you considering educational options for your family? We look forward to sharing the Academy Experience with you.


Columbus Academy is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), which is made up of more than 230 independent schools from 15 Midwestern states.
Columbus Academy is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) which represents more than 1,200 independent schools in the United States and abroad.