The mission of the Columbus Torah Academy is to develop our students into educated, contributing, active, aware members of contemporary American and Jewish societies.
To accomplish this mission, CTA is dedicated to: provide a broad based, high quality, secular education, designed to impart the critical educational and learning skills that are necessary to meet the students' future educational and/or vocational challenges.
A college-preparatory curriculum is offered with Learning Center support; provide a strong, comprehensive Jewish education, within a modern Orthodox Zionist framework, to inspire learning, living and growing in Judaism as a life-long commitment.
Our goals are for our students to make Torah values the center of their lives and to instill in them an attachment to and a sense of responsibility for the State of Israel and the Jewish people; provide an atmosphere within the school that is respectful of and sensitive to the diversity that exists within the community and our parent body, through the modeling and teaching of derech eretz (proper respect) and middot (moral behavior); and provide every Jewish child in the central Ohio area with the opportunity of a CTA education, within the limits of our educational and financial resources.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 210 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Columbus Torah Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1958

Student Body

Total Students
210 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Columbus Torah Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
20 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Average SAT score
1100
Average ACT score
25
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Uniform shirt, khaki or navy bottoms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
% on Financial Aid
65%
Admissions Director
Shari Herszage

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Garden Club, Makers Meetings, Model UN Club, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Lower School Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Soccer Intramural, Tennis Lessons

School Notes

  • The mission of the Columbus Torah Academy is to develop our students into educated, contributing, active, aware members of contemporary American and Jewish societies. To accomplish this mission, CTA is dedicated to: provide a broad based, high quality, secular education, designed to impart the critical educational and learning skills that are necessary to meet the students' future educational and/or vocational challenges. A college-preparatory curriculum is offered with Learning Center support; provide a strong, comprehensive Jewish education, within a modern Orthodox Zionist framework, to inspire learning, living and growing in Judaism as a life-long commitment. Our goals are for our students to make Torah values the center of their lives and to instill in them an attachment to and a sense of responsibility for the State of Israel and the Jewish people; provide an atmosphere within the school that is respectful of and sensitive to the diversity that exists within the community and our parent body, through the modeling and teaching of derech eretz (proper respect) and middot (moral behavior); and provide every Jewish child in the central Ohio area with the opportunity of a CTA education, within the limits of our educational and financial resources.

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My name is Cheyenne. I used to go to this school until 4th grade when I had to move. I miss this school dearly and hope to visit soon! Hi to all of my friends such as Shayna, Lele, Rosie, Dasha, and many more!
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 210 students
  • Average class size: 20 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Columbus, OH is $11,938 for elementary schools and $15,035 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Columbus, OH is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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