Welcome to Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School! Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School’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, matriculating  to the top universities around the world. As one of Manhattan’s largest, most well-resourced independent schools, 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 believe a balanced education can lead to a powerful life. We invite you to explore our website and learn more about CGPS. 

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