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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    Families Have a Fun Evening at Game Night

    Last Friday evening, the CGPS Mosaic Committee, which helps foster an environment that is understanding, inclusive and respectful of all, held its annual Family Game Night in the Grammar School Center.

    • Grammar School
    Xzandre Smith '19 Chosen as Yale Club of NYC Scholar

    This year, the Yale Club of New York City named 17 members of the Class of 2023 Yale Club of New York City Scholars. If you happened to see the list of first-year students selected, you might recognize someone familiar to the CGPS community.

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