WElcome to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School! We believe a balanced education can lead to a powerful life.

CGPS's graduates are living proof our students pursue their highest ambitions while keeping their spirit intact as they grow into vibrant, responsible, successful and engaged young adults. 

CGPS is a family school dedicated to nurturing, expanding and challenging the interests and passions of all our students from their first years in the Brownstones through graduation and to matriculation into the top universities around the world. We are one of Manhattan’s most well-resourced independent schools, and our dedicated faculty and staff make it feel like the small, student-centered school it is at heart—and has been for over 250 years. 

At CGPS, we cultivate each student’s intrinsic gifts in a program inspired by the bold ideas and practices of our faculty. Our classrooms are dynamic, responsive, liberating spaces that encourage exploration, reflection and excellence, providing the skills necessary to be successful in a myriad of ways. 

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about CGPS. 

CGPS is a member of ISAAGNY, NAIS, NYSAIS, the Parents League, the Early Steps Program, AISAP and RIISE. We also partner with The Equity Project, the Boys and Girls Club of America, A Better Chance, the Boys Club of New York, Breakthrough New York, the Oliver Scholars Program, Prep for Prep, REACH Prep and the TEAK Fellowship.

The Admission Office is located at 36 West 94th Street