Our daughter Tori just finished 10 years at Columbia Academy (PreK-8th grade) and we were overall very happy with the school. All classrooms have smart boards. Middle school which is 5th-8th grade used tablets although issues with connection at times. Biography project presentations as early as 1st grade to help with fear of public speaking. Science fair projects 3rd-8th which students had to individually discuss with the judges to ensure they actually did the project. Kids get exposed to foreign language, PE (gym) and the arts (art, music, drama) through rotational daily schedules which our daughter enjoyed. All students get 30 minute daily recess after lunch to reenergize or use as study period. Lots of educational field trips. Could use a more structured math program in middle school so kids are learning Algebra I in 8th grade vs math 8 with some Algebra to better prepare for high school. School offers awards for student of the month in each grade as well as virtue of the month. Finally got a good Spanish teacher the last year we were there so hopefully that will help better prepare kids for HS. Also did enhancements to their computer technology curriculum and now involve ways to research. Logistics are great ~ great for working parents. Options of 6:30 am – 6:30 pm. School rarely closes ~ non-academic days for snow days. Very small class sizes. Our daughter’s class size ranged 8-15 kids mostly on the low end. Her 2016 graduating class was 8 kids. Great teachers who care not only as education professionals but who help prepare the kids for life (organization, study habits, behaviorally, etc). Great administration ~ always willing to hear feedback and implement what works. Head of admin really cares about making improvements and spends a great deal of time communicating with parents. CA offers great camps during winter and spring breaks as well as 10 weeks during the summer although they need to pro-rate the week of 4th of July. Summer camps broken down by grade and each week involves structured schedule of activities, 3 days of pool at different locations and a field trip. Our daughter is now at Chapelgate Christian Academy and has a 96-100 in all 8 of her classes for the first 3 quarters ~ Thank you Columbia Academy for preparing her for success. Head of admin has my email if you would like additional info. Val W-H

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