Thank you for your interest in Columbus Academy! 

We cannot accept any additional applications for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you are applying for the following 2021-2022 school year, please click here to complete an online inquiry form in Blackbaud.

Blackbaud inquiry form (if applying for the 2021-22 school year only)

We will promptly reply with information about the admissions process, upcoming admissions events and application deadlines. Families who wish to enroll more than one child should submit separate inquiries for each child.

We are honored that you are considering Columbus Academy for your child's education. Our admissions process offers ample opportunities for your family to get to know our students and teachers, and for us to get to know you and your child. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our special community.

Application process

Applications are welcomed in early October for enrollment in the following academic year. We look forward to receiving appropriate transcripts and teacher recommendations by the first week in January.

For families applying for admission, the deadline for applying for financial aid is in early February (please check with Admissions Office for exact date). Parents of accepted students are notified of financial aid decisions in early March. Families apply for financial aid through School & Student Services through NAIS by clicking here.

Plan a personal tour of Columbus Academy

A personal tour is your opportunity to tell us about your child’s needs and to preview how your family will experience education at Columbus Academy. Students who will be entering Grades 7-12 are encouraged to tour our campus alongside their parents. Younger students (entering 3YO through fifth grade) typically do not attend the introductory tour.

We encourage campus tours in the fall (September, October and November). Personal tours of our campus are now being given after school hours and on the weekends. We require all parties to wear masks, including your child.

Please email admissions@columbusacademy.org or call the Admissions Office at (614) 509-2220 to schedule a tour!

Assessments and screenings (begin in January of each year)

Lower School Applicants (PreK through Grade 3) participate in age-appropriate screening involving Columbus Academy-designed assessments and standardized tests. Please contact our Admissions office (614-509-2220) to sign up for screenings. 

Middle and Upper School Applicants (Grades 4 through 12) Starting in Summer 2020, students now have the option to take the ISEE At-Home exam. Click here to register. Note: applicants who have recently taken the ERB, ISEE, SSAT, PSAT, ACT or SAT may be excused from testing at the discretion of the Director of Admissions.

First-round decisions by March 1

Applications completed by February 8 are eligible for first-round decisions which are announced by early March. Enrollment contracts and deposits are due back approximately 10 days later. Families applying for financial aid need to complete the application by early February 2021. Financial aid is not available to those entering or currently enrolled in our 3-Year-Old Explorers Program.

Click here to begin the financial aid request process 

For students applying after March 1, Academy follows a rolling admissions process with shadow days and screenings arranged individually.