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Discover One Caring Community at Columbia Academy

At Columbia Academy, the student pathway to achievement is carefully guided and nurtured in a family-like community that provides a strong curriculum, character building, caring and experienced teachers, individualized instruction, and a diverse environment. These attributes combine with enriching...

Handwriting Still Matters

Why Handwriting is Still Essential in the Keyboard Age By: Perri Klass, M.D. Do children in a keyboard world need to learn old-fashioned handwriting?  There is a tendency to dismiss handwriting as a nonessential skill, even though researchers have warned that learning to write may be the...

LIFE CUBBY COMING TO A PRESCHOOL NEAR YOU, Columbia Academy – Maple Lawn that is!

WHAT IS LIFE CUBBY? Since 2011, LifeCubby has provided real-time communication solutions for child care centers and the parents that they serve. LifeCubby is the most innovative solution on the market. Teachers use the LifeCubby Classroom App for quick and accurate classroom...

Words From A Parent

My son attends Columbia Academy. It has been an incredible year for him. His teacher really loves him for who he is. All of the teachers are actually amazing and the class sizes is very small. They have after care after school and clubs for the students. Misbehavior effecting others is not...

A Note From A Parent

I know people only have a tendency to reach out when things are going wrong (myself included). However, I wanted to let you know that I think you are doing an excellent job. I have seen a big positive change in my son. I thought I would email you and just say Thank You. Thank You for enduring...

How To Be A Great Grandparent

A lot has changed in parenting since grandparents were parents! Learn the latest research based information to balance your tried and true skills with current best practices. Discuss your role as a grandparent verses being the parent. Discover ways to safeguard your home for infants and toddlers...

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...

The Faces Of Hunger In Our Community Will Surprise you

More than 457,000 people in the Maryland Food Bank’s service area are currently food insecure, lacking access to sufficient amounts of nutritious food. Of that number, 179,000 are children. Over the course of the past year, more than 6,200 children have become food insecure in our...

How to Use Unconventional Materials to Inspire Creativity

Using strange or non-traditional mediums can help kids unlock their creative potential Creativity is important. Not only does it lead to greater critical thinking, lateral thinking, and problem solving abilities, it also inspires children to be more artistic, musical, and expressive. Creativity is...