Dec 20, 2023
From Caps to Gowns: A Heartwarming Rite of Passage at Columbia Academy’s Preschool Graduation
Jun 1, 2023

On a perfect May morning, scores of children were dressed in caps and gowns. They stood nervously in line while waiting for their chance to stand on the stage. A sea of white and blue flooded the gymnasium of Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School, while parents watched, excitedly, for one reason: graduation. It’s that…

“Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?” Transitional Kindergarten May Be the Answer
May 3, 2023

  The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years can be a time of uncertainty for parents who often wonder what is best for their child academically and socially, especially for children who miss the September 1st cut-off date for kindergarten. Many parents ask, “Do I keep my child in preschool for one more year?” “If I test…

Announcing “Adventures Through Time” 2023 Summer Camp
Apr 20, 2023

There’s no more thrilling adventure than traveling through time with Columbia Academy’s “Adventures Through Time” 2023 Summer Camp! From June 12th to August 18th, campers will embark on an unforgettable journey, exploring captivating weekly themes that spark their imagination and provide healthy exercise. With the help of our talented and professional staff, this extraordinary summer…

Why Private School Education is More Important Than Ever Before
Sep 8, 2022

The results are in. The Maryland State Department of Education’s Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) from the 2021-2022 school year show that only 40% of Maryland’s kindergarteners demonstrated readiness and entered classrooms prepared to fully participate in kindergarten. This is a 7-point decrease from the 2019–2020 (47%) school year. 33% of kindergarteners are approaching readiness and…