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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...

What To Do When Your Child Doesn’t Want To Go To School

July 30, 2021 Anxiety varies widely among young children, and its symptoms can manifest in a variety of ways. Going to school can be worrisome to some children because they are leaving the comfort of their parents, sometimes for the first time. Their emotions may be so big that they have...

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...

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....

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...

Preparing Your Child For Preschool

June 1, 2021 Preschool is a big step in a child’s life! Whether they are starting with a half day program or jumping right into a full-day program, here are a few ways you can help your child prepare this summer for the transition to preschool. 1. Visit the School—It is crucial for...

How to Recognize and Prevent End-of-Year School Burnout

May 25, 2021 What is school burnout? Burnout is academic stress that can affect a student’s ability to keep up with their schoolwork. Burnout can occur at any age when students are stressed and feel like they cannot keep up with their schoolwork or studying. With the end of the school year...

The Power of Kindness

April 13, 2021 As a parent, you want to see your child grow academically, emotionally, and physically. But how do you teach kindness? From the moment our babies reach toddlerhood, it’s important to start teaching them to recognize the needs of others and to have empathy. The lessons they...

10 Questions To Ask On Your Preschool Tour

If you are exploring school options for your preschool-aged child, you already know that education is a valuable investment in your child’s future. Preschool allows children to experiment, explore, and discover things through everyday play within a community that understands and celebrates their...