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4 Ways to Set Academic Expectations With Your Middle Schooler

Can you believe you have a middle schooler?! Whether you just said goodbye to elementary school or are looking ahead to high school, you're realizing that parenting in middle school looks different. It's a unique season of growth where academics get more challenging and grades start to count...

6 Ways to Help Your Elementary Student Transition to a New School Year

Summer always seems to go by in a flash. Now that a new school year is on the horizon, you might be wondering what to expect from your elementary age child. Will they be nervous? Excited? Overwhelmed? For many young children, there are mixed emotions as summer break comes to a close.  As a...

5 Tips for Establishing a Morning Routine for Your Elementary Student

As the parent of an elementary student, you know how stressful it can be to get your child ready for school and out the door in the morning. You’re hurrying to pack their lunch, nagging them to finish last night’s homework, fixing a (somewhat) healthy breakfast, and tracking down their missing...

7 Reasons to Switch Schools Mid-Year [Changing Schools During COVID]

This school year started off with a bit of uncertainty for everyone. Whether your child is learning at home, in a physical classroom, or through a hybrid model, you, like many parents, are navigating a variety of new challenges. You may even be feeling like your child is falling behind, either...

Setting Goals for Success in the New School Year: 5 Focus Areas for Students and Families

Whether you have a preschooler or a middle schooler, the start of a new school year is filled with anticipation. As students organize their supplies, plan outfits for the first week, and prepare to meet new friends, parents know that this enthusiasm often fades after the early days. This is why...

10 Questions to Ask on Your Private School Tour

If you are exploring private school options, you already know that education is a valuable investment in your child’s future. Choosing the right one may seem daunting at first; however, most parents find that campus visits help them quickly narrow down the list.  School tours are exciting...

Six Questions to Help Strike Up Meaningful Conversation With Your Student After School

“Hey, son! How was your day?”  “Good.” “What did you learn?” “Ummm…” If your after-school conversations tend to go this way, you’re not alone. Many parents find it difficult, or even downright frustrating, to connect with their kids after school. But rest...

Life at Columbia Academy

Members of the Columbia Academy family experience a close-knit community where opportunities abound. Inside the classroom and out, students discover their passions, build lifelong friendships, and build character. Our open-door policy means parents, grandparents, and other family members play...

Character Education

Each month our teachers and students participate in character education focused on specific virtues. Teacher and students have active discussions about each virtue, and students are awarded throughout the month for demonstrating each virtue. Learn more.

Summer Camp

Every year Columbia Academy’s Summer Camp keeps children interested, engaged, and excited about learning outside the classroom. With hands-on experiments, outdoor activities, and dozens of fun, interesting topics, our summer programs have provided unique educational experiences and timeless...