Numerous reasons are cited by our families who send their children to Columbus Academy: small class size and individual attention, varied and accessible extra-curricular programs, high academic standards, our art program, great teachers who are easily accessible, academically driven classmates, and a strong sense of community. In a word, parents are looking for quality and want the best educational environment for their children.
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.
Independent school students 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.
The patterns above begin in Academy’s Lower School where our program creates a positive learning environment for each child. That uniquely nurturing and high-achieving environment continues through the Middle and Upper Schools. Academy students are expected to do well academically and needed to participate extracurricularly.