Serving the Future

History

 

Columbia Academy began in 1967 in a wood-frame house with 35 students. Due to  increase in enrollment, two other temporary locations were used before 1970. In 1970, 54 acres were purchased and a brand new school, the building as we know it today, was built. The period of time in which Columbia Academy opened marked a tumultuous time in education. Columbia Academy certainly was a product of many educational movements of that era. Today, Columbia Academy adheres to and promotes its policy of non-discrimination.

 

Grades K5 through 12 are presently housed in the main school building. There are two sections for each class in grades K5 through 6. There is a elementary computer lab and high school computer lab, a high school biology and chemistry lab, and library shared by all students. The K3 and K4 students are located in a separate building. There is also a separate music hall shared by all students. Athletic facilities include the gym, field house, football, baseball and softball fields that are all located on campus. In addition to a 750 seat Fine Arts Center was dedicated in 2008.

 

Columbia Academy has consistently maintained, in elementary and secondary education, an AA accreditation rating with the MAIS, which is the highest rating awarded.  In addition the school is accredited through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) which is a regional accreditation body with international connections. Presently, 31% of our teachers hold advanced degrees. Students can compete in Academic Betterment Competitions, science fairs, spelling bees, and quiz bowls. Elementary students are encouraged to compete in the Accelerated Reading Program.