Currently, sixth-graders in Audrey Shalom’s current issues (CIRS) class are working on a three-month-long research project on topics such as depression, climate change, eating disorders and bullying. Students recently completed the first phase of the project, which included watching TED Talks, reading books, visiting websites and studying articles on their selected areas of interest.
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is living proof that children can achieve their highest ambitions while keeping their spirits intact.
Over our more than 250 year history, we have responded to the needs of bright, curious, intellectually adventurous students who exemplify limitless curiosity. We truly believe that a balanced education leads to a powerful life and have cultivated a curricular experience that makes that experience possible. Our demanding educational program from Grammar to Middle to Prep School is nimble enough to cultivate the remarkable gifts and passions of our students. Our academic experience is shaped by the bold ideas and inspired practices of our passionate faculty, who carefully and intentionally create curriculum opportunities designed to prepare and inspire our students for the next challenges in their lives. Our classrooms are dynamic, responsive, liberating spaces that encourage exploration, reflection and excellence. Our graduates are broad-minded, self-directed, forward-thinking people. They are uncommonly ready to make their way in a complex, interconnected and accelerating world both at the higher education level and beyond.