Matt Thompson began his new role as Upper School Dean of Students at Columbus Academy on July 1, 2021, this after serving as Assistant Director of Athletics and as a PE teacher since he arrived on campus in 2016. He will continue as head coach of the varsity girls soccer team, serve as ISACS chair and as a member of the “Flourishing” committee. Matt came to Columbus Academy from Culver Academy where he served as Director of Athletics from 2011-14, having previously worked at Beaver Country Day School (MA), The Knox School (NY) and the Webb School (TN) teaching English, coaching soccer and working in athletics since 1997. During that time, Matt was also the assistant women’s soccer coach at MIT. He is a graduate of Dickinson College with a B.A. in English and Georgia Southern with a M.S. in sport management. Matt and his wife Jana have a son, Ethan ’25 and a daughter, Maya.

Matt’s favorite thing about Columbus Academy
“The community and faculty that supports one another.”

Favorite sports teams
“Any teams my kids play for.”

Favorite place to eat
Anna's Taqueria in Boston, Mass.”

  • B.A. Dickinson College , English
  • M.S. Georgia Southern University , Sport Management