Columbia Academy is committed to serving its students so they master skills, knowledge, and character appropriate for them and their future while becoming Christlike in attitude and behavior.
Columbia Academy is an institution of learning and the education that is provided is grounded in core Christian values.
Students are involved in daily Bible classes and weekly chapel.
Columbia Academy is dedicated to provide a Christian Education in a tradition of excellence.
Each child deserves to have a quality education in a safe and positive environment.
CA strives to be a school that is accepting and encouraging to each child and helps to cultivate each student's full potential.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 996 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,020
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Columbia Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Tennessee for:

Category
Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
1979

Student Body

Total Students
996 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
5%
State avg.: 20%
Students by Grade
Columbia Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
42%
Average Class Size
21 students
Number of AP Courses
20 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Calculus A/B, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Statistics, US History
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Page 17 of the handbook: https://cabulldogs.org/wp-content/uploads/2019-20-US-Handbook.pdf)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Jr. K – K $7,960Grades 1-3 $8,230Grades 4-6 $8,590Grades 7-9 $9,360Grades 10-12 $9,670
Admissions Director
Cindy Zientak
Endowment Size
$3.1 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Best Buddies, HOSA, Science Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir, Drama Club, Drama productions, Photography Class

School Notes

  • Columbia Academy is committed to serving its students so they master skills, knowledge, and character appropriate for them and their future while becoming Christlike in attitude and behavior. Columbia Academy is an institution of learning and the education that is provided is grounded in core Christian values. Students are involved in daily Bible classes and weekly chapel. Columbia Academy is dedicated to provide a Christian Education in a tradition of excellence. Each child deserves to have a quality education in a safe and positive environment. CA strives to be a school that is accepting and encouraging to each child and helps to cultivate each student's full potential.
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked TN School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 996 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $9,020
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average acceptance rate in Tennessee is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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