A great education builds the foundation of a successful future.
At Columbia Academy, we believe in a collaborative, nurturing learning environment that inspires the joyful discovery of self and a passion for independent thinking.
We are committed to empowering life-long learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community.
We are a diverse, inclusive community brought together by the shared pursuit of an exceptional school experience.
We believe that strong values, an enriching education, and an unwavering commitment to the growth and success of every child are essential building blocks.  Serving children ages 6 weeks through 8th grade.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 385 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 30 / Apr. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Columbia Academy Preschools and Elementary & Middle School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded
1991
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
385 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Columbia Academy Preschools and Elementary & Middle School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
60%
Average Class Size
13 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Official school uniform for Elementary & Middle School students)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Mar. 30 / Apr. 30 / rolling
Tuition Notes
www.columbiaacademy.com Please call our Admissions team at 410-312-5233 for more information and to schedule a tour.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate
Tiffany Conroy

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, School Store, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Middle School Girls Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Girls on the Run National Initiative, Intramural Sports, Soccer Shots, Tennis

School Notes

  • Columbia Academy is a private school in Howard County, Maryland providing exceptional care and instruction for children ages 6 weeks through 8th grade.
  • Columbia Academy recognized a need for an enriched Transitional Kindergarten program designed for children who do not meet the Maryland State Department of Education acceptance date for Kindergarten.
  • Our goal is to teach children how to learn.
  • The Columbia Academy's philosophy is to provide students with educational tools and experiences that will stimulate their desire to learn while fostering respect for human values, which will help them become productive citizens in the classroom as well as the real world.
  • Through academics and play, we encourage students to recognize the importance of making appropriate social choices and having and demonstrating respect for individuals.
  • Good communication skills are the foundation for solid relationships with peers, teachers, and family.
Source: Verified school update

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 385 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Mar. 30 / Apr. 30 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Howard County, MD is $11,956 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Howard County, MD is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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