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Why Private School Education is More Important Than Ever Before

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...

4 Ways to Help Your Student Adjust to a New School Year

As the new school year is underway, children are developing new routines and starting to settle in to them. After a long day at school, they may be full of big emotions and look to you for reassurance and support. You, as parents, are more important to them than anyone else, especially during those...

Practical Life Skills in the K-Prep Classroom

November 3, 2021 At Columbia Academy preschools, our K-Prep children acquire many practical life skills in the classroom. Preschool children have so much untapped potential. We help them develop and sharpen the skills that can empower them to bring out the best in themselves. Each day, children...

Preschool Nutrition: Supporting Healthy Bodies and Minds

July 1, 2021 Is your preschooler in the habit of only wanting to eat certain foods? As parents, we worry whether our children are eating enough of the right foods to properly nourish their growing bodies and minds. We worry whether we are limiting enough of those not-so-healthy food choices....

Columbia Academy Staff Have Begun Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

March 1, 2021 We are excited to announce that many Columbia Academy staff members have begun receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. Our staff have been monitoring state and local vaccine sites for available appointments from the moment K-12 teachers, support staff, and child care providers in phase...

Columbia Academy Calls For Unity During Challenging Times

June 10, 2020 We at Columbia Academy are deeply saddened by the unnecessary tragedies that have unfolded recently in our nation. While COVID-19 has been the core of our shared experiences since March, it is important for us to acknowledge the recent devastating events across our country....

Thank You for Making a Difference!

Dear Britney, You helped us make a difference. Thank you! In a recent letter to the community Action Council of Howard County, a mother wrote that she and her son were unemployed, behind in rent and energy payments, and had no food. She wrote that a CAC Rapid Response counselor at our Gateway...

Thanksgiving Project Ideas For Preschoolers

Many teachers are always looking for the most fun crafting projects for their students! At a young, preschool age, children love partaking in arts and crafts during class learning time. Incorporating art into the education system not only encourages creativity, but also stimulates the...

UNICEF Drive Results

The "Trick of Treat for Unicef" drive is over and we thank everyone who contributed! The students brought in $573.73 in all! UNICEF can now utilize these funds to help children live healthy lives and have bright futures! You can learn more about UNICEF at www.unicefusa.org

WMAR ABC2 Launches 2 Cans For Kids Food Drive

WMAR ABC2, Columbia Academy, and the Maryland Food Bank are teaming up to keep Baltimore area children from going hungry with the 2 Cans For Kids Food Drive! More than 503,000 people in the Maryland Food Bank's service area are currently food insecure, lacking access to sufficient amounts of...

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