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“Is My Child Ready for Kindergarten?” Transitional Kindergarten May Be the Answer
The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten years can be a time of uncertainty for parents who often wonder what is best for their child academically and socially, especially for children who miss the September 1st cut-off date for kindergarten. Many parents ask, “Do I keep my child in...
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...
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...
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 2021 Summer Camp
March 1, 2021 Welcome, World Explorers! There's no more exciting place to be than at Columbia Academy's "The World Around Us" 2021 Summer Camp where all sorts of learning, creativity, and physical activities will take place. Campers explore engaging weekly themes that spark...
Public vs Private School Kindergarten: How to Know Which is Best For Your Child
With kindergarten on the horizon, you’re probably starting to explore school options. This year looks different than we imagined, but you still have the same goals for your child’s education: a safe environment, a joyful experience, and solid foundations for future learning. Many families feel...
Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is now open at Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School!
December 22, 2020 Enrollment for the 2021-22 school year is now open at Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School! We expect spaces to fill up quickly and encourage you to apply today. There are so many new and exciting experiences awaiting your child at Columbia Academy!...