Academics

Solid academics are key to any successful private school and are the building blocks of education. What sets Columbia Academy apart are our high academic standards combined with the Biblical principles that are central to our mission. CA offers a solid college-preparatory curriculum encompassing the Bible and secular texts - all taught from a Christian worldview.

At every grade level at CA, students are challenged to think critically, analyze the world around them and continue in developing their relationship with Christ. As students begin in preschool and navigate through our lower and upper school programs, they are challenged to be seekers of truth and lifelong learners. From the teaching, mentoring, and caring of our highly skilled faculty, CA students flourish and are well prepared for the future.

Did you know?

  • Our graduates' ACT scores are consistently higher than local, state and national averages. The class of 2014 had an ACT composite average of 24.6. Fourteen students in this class scored an ACT composite score of 30 or higher.
  • In the spring of 2011, students in grades 3-8 resumed participation in the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP), and are performing well above local and state averages.
  • Since 1979, Columbia Academy has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), now called AdvancED.
  • 50% of our full-time faculty (K-12) have a master's degree or higher.
  • With 99% of our graduates planning to attend college after graduation, CA grads attend major universities across the country, many with academic and athletic scholarships. In recent years, CA graduates have enrolled at schools such as Duke University, Vanderbilt University, The Citadel, Pepperdine University and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville among many others.