The Columbus Academy

  • The Columbus Academy is an independent coeducational age 3 through grade 12 college-preparatory day school committed to academic excellence. Often noted as the area's most rigorous academic program, Columbus Academy is proud of its exceptional facilities and the students, faculty and staff who possess the dedication, talent, and enthusiasm that make Columbus Academy such a special place.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1911
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students1,121 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
16%
State avg.: 17%
Students by Grade The Columbus Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers140 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
65%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Chemistry, Chinese, Comparative Government, Computer Science 1, Economics, English Composition, English Literature, Latin, Modern European History, Physics 1, Physics 2, Spanish Language, Statistics, US Government, US History, World History
Average SAT score1390
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$24,700
Tuition Notes$3 million in need-based financial aid is available; merit scholarship program for new 9th grade students
% on Financial Aid
23%
Average Financial Aid Grant$12,000
Acceptance Rate
55%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Wuorinen
Endowment Size$34 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Bowling, Cross Country, Diving, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
BowlingCross Country,
DivingField Hockey,
FootballGolf,
LacrosseSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • The Columbus Academy is an independent coeducational age 3 through grade 12 college-preparatory day school committed to academic excellence. Often noted as the area's most rigorous academic program, Columbus Academy is proud of its exceptional facilities and the students, faculty and staff who possess the dedication, talent, and enthusiasm that make Columbus Academy such a special place.

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    (614)457-7883
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    (614)536-6101
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    11.6 miles
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The average private school tuition in Columbus, OH is $5,539 for elementary schools and $13,747 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Columbus, OH is 88% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).