Student Experience

Our student experience is purposefully designed to be expansive. It is our belief that a balanced education leads to a powerful life, and we are committed to an atmosphere in which each of our students can explore their passions and interests on a profound level every day.

Inside and outside of the classroom, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is a beehive of activity. In the Grammar School, children can enjoy their day at school from breakfast with their parents in the cafeteria to an incredible array of after-school options that is unique to CGPS. There are over a hundred club offerings in the Middle School and Prep School that students participate in during the school day, as well as 44 Club, Junior Varsity and Varsity teams from grades 5-12, instrumental and vocal music ensembles, and theater productions. The thoughtful, balanced daily schedule of our students encourages exploration, reflection and excellence. 

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    8th Graders Present on Monumental Architecture of Gunpowder Empires

    Eighth grade students recently presented their research on great architectural wonders of the Gunpowder Empires: the Great Mosque of Suleiman in Istanbul from Ottoman Empire (Turkey); the Great Shah Mosque in Esfahan from the Safavid Empire (Iran); the Cathedral of St. Basil in Moscow from the Russian Empire (Russia); and the Taj Mahal in Agra from the Mughal Empire (India).

    • All School
    MS Display Features Student-Designed Moroccan Tiles

    If you find yourself on the fourth floor of the Middle School, make sure to check out the Moroccan ceramic tiles installation featuring beautiful student artwork. This year’s sixth-graders created these tiles last year as fifth-grade students with Arts Integration Coordinator Veronika Bromberg.

    • Middle School
    Boys Varsity Basketball Takes Trip to Pennsylvania

    Over winter break, the CGPS Boys Varsity Basketball team took an overnight trip to Pennsylvania to watch the Dayton vs. La Salle Men’s basketball game and play against Shipley.

    • Prep School
    PS Student Government Hosts Successful Holiday Dance

    The South Gym was unrecognizable - transformed into a winter wonderland by tinsel, sparkling lights and the alluring beats of dance music - as Prep School students arrived for the second annual Holiday Dance hosted by Student Government on December 17, 2019.

    • Prep School