Childcare & Preschool

Ages 6 weeks to 5 years old

Offering four modern, play-inspired locations close to where you live and work.


Ages 5 to 6

Providing the support your child needs to become a confident learner.

Elementary School

Grades 1 to 4

Creating a positive learning environment where your child develops academically and socially.

Middle School

Grades 5 to 8

Fostering self-confidence, independence, and a strong academic foundation for the future.

Columbia Academy Welcomes You

If you’re looking for care for your infant or a private preschool, elementary or middle school in the Columbia, MD, area, we offer a school where your child will be known by name and equipped to reach their full potential. Columbia Academy — which hosts preschools in Ellicott City, Fulton and two convenient locations in Columbia before bringing students together at one central campus — provides a close-knit community that’s focused on how your child learns best and preparing them for the grades ahead. Our educators use creative teaching methods to help your child build a strong academic foundation and the confidence to pursue their unique passions.

More Information

Why Columbia Academy?

Learn More
Owl 100%

of students study art and music

Book 100%

of students study foreign language (Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade)


Low Student-to-Teacher Ratios


Teachers complete 12+ professional development hours annually


High Academic Standards

93% of students perform above average on standardized achievement tests in reading, and 86% in math

Columbia Academy Stories

Stephanie Hogue Faculty Member at EMS

One of my favorite things about teaching at Columbia Academy is the opportunity to greatly differentiate and individualize instruction based on each student’s needs due to our small class sizes.

Read More
Sarah Peterson Parent of Middle School Child

I love the close-knit family-like atmosphere at Columbia Academy!

Read More
Sanai (4 years old) Student at King’s Contrivance

The teachers give the best hugs!

Read More
Looking for a private preschool for your child?