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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...

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...

Understanding the Unique Struggles of a Middle Schooler

November 19, 2021 Middle school is an exciting time filled with change, self-discovery, wild hormones, and ever-changing self-identities. With one foot in childhood and the other in adolescence, we know that children at this age begin to connect more with their peers and less with their...

Looking Back on our 30-Year History

September 3, 2021 September 3, 1991 was a momentous day. It was a pleasant 81° outside, the sun was shining, and the first classes of 3- and 4-year-olds and Kindergarteners joined us as Columbia Academy opened its doors for the first time. What started with only our preschool and...

Easing Back-to-School Stress

August 27, 2021 Teachers and students alike are returning to classrooms this fall after a whirlwind year and a half. Back-to-school preparations are in full swing, and now more than ever, our Columbia Academy teachers are preparing to nurture their community of students, build and cultivate...

Differentiated vs. Individualized Instruction

July 14, 2021 Teaching is an art form that can be both complex and highly rewarding. While students differ in a myriad of ways from their strengths, backgrounds, needs, and interests, when teachers meet them at their skill level, it not only builds confidence but also invigorates...

Looking Ahead and Moving Forward

June 17, 2021 As we close the book on the 2020-21 school year, parents across the country are evaluating their child’s academic performance during the past year before deciding on the best path forward. Is their child flourishing? Are they hitting the appropriate academic milestones? There...

Columbia Academy to Offer School-Age Before and After Care for 2021-2022 School Year

June 10, 2021 Columbia Academy is here to help with your family’s child care needs for your school-aged children. We are pleased to offer before and after care for school-age children during the 2021-2022 school year.  Since 1991, Columbia Academy has provided parents with the highest...

Will My Elementary or Middle Schooler Benefit From Summer Tutoring?

June 4, 2021 Children often begin tutoring during the school year when grades are slipping and there is a gap in knowledge. It can be a balancing act for children to acquire new skills and sharpen knowledge of existing concepts and skills while also juggling extracurriculars and other family...

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