About Columbia Academy

Steeped in history and tradition, Columbia Academy covers 67 beautiful acres in the heart of Columbia, Tennessee, a community located approximately 45 minutes south of Nashville. The campus was built in 1890 as the Columbia Arsenal. In 1905, it became the Columbia Military Academy, a prestigious school that attracted students from across the country and around the world. In the fall of 1979, the school became Columbia Academy.

Since its inception, Columbia Academy has been providing a challenging, yet Christ-centered college preparatory education for students from preschool to 12th grade. Although many private and public schools also offer a rewarding education, we believe that the difference at CA lies in its people.

  • Our dedicated faculty and staff are made up of highly qualified, godly men and women who love children and give many extra hours to provide them with the instruction and guidance they need.
  • Our families are involved and active in our school programs and in the lives of their children providing a presence that is essential to forming young men and women of character and discipline.
  • Our students are many things - unique, confident, artistic, athletic, generous, kind, driven, creative, intelligent and resourceful. It is a blessing to watch them grow physically, intellectually and spiritually every day.

Adding a new chapter to our history, Columbia Academy added the Spring Hill satellite campus for preschool and elementary grades in 2010, which provides the same educational experience parents have come to expect from CA.


Columbia campus (931-388-5363)

Spring Hill campus (931-486-1002)


The Columbia Academy Mission

"Columbia Academy is committed to serving its students so they master skills, knowledge, and character appropriate for them and their future while becoming Christ like in attitude and behavior."

Christian Education in a Tradition of Excellence since 1979