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Student Workshop Series

Experience hands-on classes that Columbus
Academy students take part in every day

Middle and Upper School students applying for grades 6-10 are invited to attend one of our workshops to experience hands-on activities that students at Columbus Academy take part in every day. These one-hour sessions will take place on Saturdays throughout the fall and winter, and will be led by departmental faculty members and current Academy students. Please note that space and grade-level participation are limited for some sessions.

Open sessions include:

When in doubt, go to the library! - Saturday, January 20 • 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Participate in advisory activities, hear about independent reading options and explore what our libraries offer
(no limit; open to grades 6-8)

Past sessions included:

Math Estimathon - Saturday, November 4
Team-based contest that combines trivia and mathematical thinking
(open to grades 6-10)

Creative Chaos in Ceramics - Saturday, November 11
Learn the basics of a ceramics wheel and spin a handcrafted bowl to keep
(only for grades 9-10)

Muffins and MakerSpace - Saturday, December 2
Experience our MakerSpace, learn a new program and create a keepsake
(open to grades 6-10)

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Thanks for your interest in our Student Workshop Series! All events for the 2023 season have finished, but stay tuned to for other opportunities to experience Columbus Academy.
Explore how Columbus Academy helps its students thrive.

LS student
Lower School
Explorers Program & PreK to Grade 5

The youngest of students are learning pioneers. Offer them a joyful education of hands-on discovery, collaboration with community, and holistic knowledge-building — and be a part of their embarking on the adventure of lifelong learning.

MS student
Middle School
Grades 6-8

Young scholars are poised to “own” their education. It’s exciting to see them eager to immerse themselves in a variety of learning opportunities — where parents, teachers, and fellow students support them in their exploration of who they are and in imagining who they will become.

US student
Upper School
Grades 9-12

College-bound students go deep on the topics and activities that will shape their future. This nexus of mastering academics and pursuing interests is what makes for the transformation of young adults into young leaders.


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