Who We Are

At Columbia Academy, our mission is to cultivate successful learning opportunities that allow every student to become a responsible, valuable member of his or her community.

Our vibrant, inclusive learning environment promotes individualized instruction and a whole-child approach to education designed to nurture children’s curiosity and creativity. The Columbia Academy difference empowers lifelong learners, builds character, and creates community. Our unique philosophy of focusing on individuals allows us to develop each student’s greatest potential and keep him or her engaged in a diverse, supportive environment. We include families and the community in our educational process to give our students the fullest possible range of stimulating environments, and nurture a cycle of feedback that leaves no educational gap uncovered.


We provide an unparalleled customized curriculum that challenges children in new and critical ways, developing each child’s creativity and analytical skills, while also encouraging a love of learning and a hunger to explore new ground. Our students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and abstract cognitive skills that heighten their adaptability in a safe, respectful, supportive environment. The challenges and successes they face will earn them lifelong confidence and self-esteem that will allow them to face any obstacle, and find a truer path to contentment and success.

Our History

Since 1991, Columbia Academy has shaped young minds, instilled strong values, educated thousands of children, and proudly partnered with local and national organizations that are close to our hearts to give back. The result? A place to discover new passions and form lasting friendships. A place where hands-on exploration intersects with critical thinking and fosters a love of learning. While much has changed since those early years, our core values have remained constant and continue to provide a compass as we chart our course into the future.


With five campuses—one Elementary and Middle School and four preschool campuses—we proudly serve students across the Greater Baltimore region. Our students are provided the safest, most nurturing environment in which to grow. We are always evolving, always staying current with educational advancements and trends—always striving for more. Join us, and become a part of our history as we continue to grow as one of the finest, most qualified private schools in the nation.

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