Columbia Academy’s Elementary & Middle School campus serves students in Transitional Kindergarten through eighth grade. We are well known for our exceptional academics, dedication to character education, and personalized attention.
Here are 5 easy steps to joining our learning community:
- Learn about our curriculum, culture, and community.
Families are encouraged to attend a Virtual Information Session, during which we discuss in detail an overview of our programs, curriculum, school events, and more. Additionally, we invite you to download our parent packet which contains an overview of all our programs.
- Schedule a tour.
When you schedule a tour with our admissions team during which you can walk through our classrooms, labs, gymnasium, cafeteria and outdoor facilities, and ask any questions you may have.
- Submit an application.
Once you have attended a Virtual Information Session and/or a tour, the next step is to submit an application! A completed application includes: the application fee, a teacher recommendation (2 for middle school applicants), an administrator recommendation, the birth certificate, and the most recent report card. After you’ve completed your application, we will contact you, and the application process may include a shadow day and/or an interview. Applications will not be reviewed until all of the above items are submitted.
- Receive an admissions decision.
When the application is complete, the admissions team will review your application and send an email with an admissions decision or reach out with further questions regarding your application.
- Complete your enrollment packet.
The last step is to complete the enrollment packet which secures your child’s spot in the selected grade level.
Meet Our Elementary and Middle School Admissions Team
Amber Rodman is the Registrar at Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School, responsible for overseeing admissions and enrollment for grades TK-8.
Amber relocated to Maryland with her husband and 2 children in 2018 and joined the Columbia Academy team in 2021. She has a B.A. in Psychology and graduated with honors from UMGC. In her free time, Amber enjoys reading, spending time at the beach, and making memories with her family.
Columbia Academy’s Elementary and Middle School operates on a continuous enrollment basis. Below are some frequently asked questions about continuous enrollment.
What is continuous enrollment?
Once families have completed enrollment they will be automatically enrolled for the following school year, unless they notify us otherwise. Continuous enrollment means families won’t have to re-enroll every year, and current families will have a guaranteed placement each school year.
How does continuous enrollment help you?
Continuous enrollment simplifies the re-enrollment process. By opting into continuous enrollment, there is no need to reapply year after year; your child will have a spot in the next grade level unless you notify the school otherwise.
How does continuous enrollment make our learning community stronger?
By ensuring we know our enrollment numbers early we can plan instructional programs more effectively, hire the most qualified staff, and build an even stronger academic program.