Columbus School For Girls

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  • 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 50-mile radius.
  • CSG embraces the vitality of our diverse community, and provides a curriculum that reflects multiple cultures and connectedness. In 2015, 33% of CSG`s student body are students of color, 24% 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-one percent of the class of 2015 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
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1898

Student Body

Total Students567 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeColumbus School For Girls Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers78 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size13 students
Number of AP Courses18 courses
Advanced CoursesAP 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 score1370
Average ACT score29
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Campbell plaid skirt, white polo, navy cardigan)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 6 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$22,945
Tuition Notes$1.8 million in need-based financial aid is available
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,920
Admissions DirectorJenni Biehn
Admissions AssociateChelsea Woods

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsBasketball, 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.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.30+ special interest and awareness clubs, After Hours programs of chess club, Author visits, band and choir begin in Grade 4, book club and school literary magazine, both internal and external, Canada, cooking classes, D.C. (VIII), Field Hockey, Fine Arts and Photography, FIRST LEGO Robotics league and First Robotics Team, Four main stage theater programs, gardening, Instrumental and vocal music including strings and select choir, Lacrosse, Lower school form IV and V offer Basketball, Middle School overnight class trips to Camp Wilson (VI), piano and swimming, School newspaper and Yearbook, Science Discovery at Stone Laboratory (VII) and Washington, service learning projects, Soccer Skills, Strings, Student council, Tennis and Volleyball, Upper School form XI trip to Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, Upper School May Program: Mini-courses and internships Author visits, Canada, D.C. (VIII), Field Hockey, gardening, Lacrosse, Soccer Skills, Strings, 30+ special interest and awareness clubs,
After Hours programs of chess club,
band and choir begin in Grade 4,
book club and school literary magazine,
both internal and external,
cooking classes,
Fine Arts and Photography,
FIRST LEGO Robotics league and First Robotics Team,
Four main stage theater programs,
Instrumental and vocal music including strings and select choir,
Lower school form IV and V offer Basketball,
Middle School overnight class trips to Camp Wilson (VI),
piano and swimming,
School newspaper and Yearbook,
Science Discovery at Stone Laboratory (VII) and Washington,
service learning projects,
Student council,
Tennis and Volleyball,
Upper School form XI trip to Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario,
Upper School May Program: Mini-courses and internships,

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.
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