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Looking Ahead and Moving Forward

June 17, 2021

As we close the book on the 2020-21 school year, parents across the country are evaluating their child’s academic performance during the past year before deciding on the best path forward. Is their child flourishing? Are they hitting the appropriate academic milestones?

There has been growing concern that this “lost year” of education has caused acute learning losses due to the limits of remote schooling and the cancelation of extracurricular activities, as well as mental health concerns due to children’s prolonged isolation from their peers. However, we recognize the transformative power of education and the unmatched resiliency of children. Students can and will eventually regain lost ground, and the new technology skills and self-sufficiency they have gained are valuable skills that will benefit them as they grow.

As we rebound from this unprecedented school year, now is the time for parents to consider that a private school education may be the best choice for their child and family moving forward. Strong community focus, intentionally smaller class sizes, and greater autonomy may be the answer to combatting the learning slide that many children experienced this past year. As you research private schools, be sure to check their reputation, accreditation, costs, beliefs, and programs offered. Many private schools offer families in an array of socioeconomic backgrounds a pathway to a private school education.

At Columbia Academy, our four preschool campuses and elementary and middle school offer families the consistency of a values-based education with deep roots in the community. Our unparalleled, customized curriculum challenges children to think critically, problem-solve, and weave character education into their daily life experiences. Our dedicated teachers know the value of positive relationships and create classroom cultures that support the growth of each individual child, setting them up for success in school and in life.

The combination of highly personalized attention, robust technology and learning resources, and outstanding pedagogy work together to build and maintain a lifelong love of learning. Children thrive during their time with us, and the remarkable academic and personal success they achieve continues long after they leave our halls. Meaningful learning experiences, enriching community, and exciting activities await your child! Contact us today and discover the Columbia Academy difference.

See 10 Questions to Ask on Your Private School Tour for more helpful hints.

For information about our Admissions process, please contact us at 410-312-5233.