Academic Programs

Standards are high at Columbia Academy, and every student receives the individual attention required to reach his or her academic potential. With outstanding teachers and educational resources, our learning environment sparks creativity and fosters the development of strong foundations.


Our Elementary and Middle School is accredited through Cognia. Our Common Core-aligned curriculum is unique to Columbia Academy and emphasizes an individualized approach to each student’s education and instruction. Teachers ensure lessons are focused on student achievement of various grade-level standards and growth for the future.


All Columbia Academy schools hold an approval through the Maryland State Department of Education (non-public schools) and participate in the Maryland Excels program.


Remaining relevant is our priority. We extend opportunities by including extracurricular activities focused on athletics, STEAM, home economics, and community service. All of this helps us prepare students as 21st-century learners who embrace the opportunities of their world.


From our Infant and Toddler program through middle school your child will experience the benefits of a challenging and relevant curriculum, a nurturing learning culture, and unique opportunities to discover their passions.

Our academic program features:

Differentiated Instruction

Naturally there is learning variance among any group of students. Our teachers respond to these differences by tailoring their methods to meet the needs of individual students. They create a learning environment where no child can be invisible — one where every child experiences growth through mentorship.

A Proven Educational Continuum

Our curriculum promotes strong foundations across core areas. We cover a diverse range of subjects and use a unique educational continuum that helps students transition successfully through different age groups and grades. As students build upon prior knowledge, they are equipped for successful transitions through different programs and grades.

Exciting Enrichment Programs

Enrichment programs and special subjects uncover talents and nurture the adventure of learning. Art, music, and foreign language study enhance our curriculum at every level. Active play and total-body wellness are emphasized through physical education and a variety of special events. The value of getting outside the classroom is experienced through age-appropriate field trips that include cultural sites, museums, and other educational landmarks.

Strong Character Education

From a young age, our educators instill in students a strong intrinsic moral fiber that grows with them. This starts with our Peacemaking Program at the preschool level and continues through elementary and middle school with our Virtue of the Month Program. We also use positive incentives that reward exceptional behavior. As a result, graduates of Columbia Academy are respectful and responsible young adults.

Experience Our Learning Community

The best way to experience what makes our learning culture unique is to visit our school. On a school tour you will get the chance to speak with teachers, explore our facilities, and see firsthand how we make each child’s academic needs our first priority. Call us today at 410.312.5233 for more information about our programs or to schedule a virtual tour.

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