Message from Our Director of Admissions and Financial Aid

As a parent, you make many decisions about your children. One of the most important is where your child, and by extension the whole family, will experience their education. Columbus Academy is an inclusive community where we value, respect and rejoice in diversity as part of the educational process. Families choose Academy for our warm and supportive community. Witnessing how Columbus Academy impacts students and families is woven throughout my life as I am an alumnus, 30-year faculty member and parent of three "lifers." Academy families appreciate our small class size, the interactions between student and teacher, the energetic approach to learning and the infusion of creativity and technology into all that we do. Students from PreK to Upper School feel empowered to follow a path of academic growth that is appropriate for them. Our unique combination of curriculum, program and connectedness has helped us to successfully educate and nurture Central Ohio children for more than 100 years. We invite you to experience Academy to meet our students and teachers and to see our vibrant learning community in action. Every day here is exciting, enriching, challenging and well-spent. Attend an Open House event or get in touch to set up a tour that fits your schedule.

The Admissions Team is excited to share Academy with you.

John Wuorinen '80, Director of Admissions and Financial Aid


Why choose an independent school?

Parents who enroll their children in Columbus Academy are looking for a quality educational environment.

The National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS), conducted by the U.S. Department of Education, confirms what independent school families have known for years: that independent school students outperform other students. They are more engaged in homework, more likely to volunteer, watch less television, are more likely participants in athletics and extracurricular activities, and more likely to go to college and graduate school.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Columbus Academy encourages and welcomes applications from students without regard to race, gender, creed, sexual orientation, religion, physical handicap or national origin and does not discriminate in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid programs and school-administered extracurricular programs.