Columbus School For Girls

56 S. Columbia Ave,
Columbus, OH, 43209-0432
Tel: (614)252-0781
At CSG, vibrant, confident, empowered girls thrive in an environment created specifically for them.
Opportunities are abundant at CSG – leadership development, academic excellence, ethical growth, artistic distinction, athletics, and the development of a lifelong love of learning.
Expert faculty members know each student individually; and a relevant, meaningful curriculum is grounded in project-based learning.
Founded in 1898, CSG is an independent college preparatory school accredited by the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS), serving girls pre-school through grade 12.
Conveniently located just east of downtown Columbus in Bexley, CSG enrolls students from 47 zip codes and 35 local schools, generally within a 40-mile radius.
CSG embraces the vitality of our diverse community, and provides a curriculum that reflects multiple cultures and connectedness.
 In 2014, 31% of CSG’s student body are students of color, 27% receive financial aid, and we welcome students from a wide range of religions, backgrounds and family structures.
 An overall 8:1 student/faculty ratio ensures that students will receive attention appropriate to their academic, social, emotional, and physical well-being.
Twenty percent of the class of 2014 received national merit scholarship recognition and 73 percent of the CSG faculty hold advanced degrees. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1898

Student Body

Total Students 560 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 31%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Columbus School For Girls Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 79 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 73%
Average Class Size 15 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
Advanced Courses AP Biology; AP Calculus AB; AP Calculus BC; AP Chemistry; AP English Language; AP English Literature; AP European History; AP Government & Politics: US; AP Government & Politics: Comparative; AP Latin; AP Music Theory; AP Physics C: Mechanics; AP Spanish, Honors Algebra II; Honors Biology; Honors Chemistry; Honors Geometry; Honors Physics; Honors U.S. History (Grade X); Post-AP Multivariable Calculus/Linear Algebra; Post-AP Advance Reading in Latin Literature, 
Average SAT score 1839
Average ACT score 28
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Campbell plaid skirt, white polo, navy cardigan)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 9 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $20,800
Tuition Notes $1.5 million in need-based financial aid is available
% on Financial Aid 27%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,673
Admissions Director Jenni Biehn
Admissions Associate Chelsea Woods

Sports

Total Sports Offered 11 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
GolfLacrosse,
SoccerSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 30+ special interest and awareness clubs, After Hours programs of chess club, cooking classes, gardening, piano and swimming, Author visits, book club and school literary magazine, FIRST LEGO Robotics league and First Robotics Team, Fine Arts and Photography, Four main stage theater programs, Instrumental and vocal music including strings and select choir, Lower school form IV and V offer Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer Skills, Tennis and Volleyball, Middle School overnight class trips to Camp Wilson (VI), Science Discovery at Stone Laboratory (VII) and Washington, D.C. (VIII), School newspaper and Yearbook, Strings, band and choir begin in Grade 4, Student council, service learning projects, both internal and external, Upper School May Program: Mini-courses and internships, Upper School form XI trip to Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada 30+ special interest and awareness clubs,
After Hours programs of chess club, cooking classes, gardening, piano and swimming,
Author visits, book club and school literary magazine,
FIRST LEGO Robotics league and First Robotics Team,
Fine Arts and Photography,
Four main stage theater programs,
Instrumental and vocal music including strings and select choir,
Lower school form IV and V offer Basketball, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer Skills, Tennis and Volleyball,
Middle School overnight class trips to Camp Wilson (VI), Science Discovery at Stone Laboratory (VII) and Washington, D.C. (VIII),
School newspaper and Yearbook,
Strings, band and choir begin in Grade 4,
Student council, service learning projects, both internal and external,
Upper School May Program: Mini-courses and internships,
Upper School form XI trip to Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Canada,

School Notes:

  • CSG defines what it means to be an empowered girl who can discover her true voice and embrace her full potential.  CSG features distinguished academics and abundant STEAM offerings, including a robotics program that begins in first grade and continues through high school. In autumn 2012, CSG opened its new Wellness and Athletics Complex, comprised of an Aquatic Center featuring an 8-lane competition pool with dive platforms, Fitness Center, and Wellness/Yoga Studio. A 400-seat state-of-the art theater was completed in the spring of 2014.
  • Profile last updated: 10/08/2014

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Charles Preparatory School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Catharine School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Catharine School (0.9 miles away)
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  • Columbus St Charles Preparatory School
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    2010 E Broad St
    Columbus , OH , 43209
    (614)252-6714
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    0.4  mi  |  638  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Columbus
    St Catharine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2865 Fair Ave
    Columbus , OH , 43209
    (614)235-1396
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  261  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Columbus
    Mansion Day School
    72 Woodland Avenue
    Columbus , OH , 43203
    (614)258-4449
    1  mi  |  97  students  |  Gr.  NS-5
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    Special Education School
    1490 E Main St
    Columbus , OH , 43205
    (614)252-0731
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    979 S James Road
    Columbus , OH , 43227
    (614)231-3790
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