Getting Started

Is Columbia Academy the school for your child?

In choosing a school, you must consider many factors. It's a very important decision, perhaps one of the most important choices you will ever make for your family. At Columbia Academy, we know that we are not the school for everyone, but everyone is invited to come and see what we have to offer. You may be surprised at what you find!

Did you know?

  • CA has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), now called AdvancED, since 1979.
  • CA maintains a satellite campus for elementary grades (Jr. K - 5) in Spring Hill.
  • Bus transportation is available to and from Spring Hill, Chapel Hill, Hickman County (Centerville), and Giles County (Pulaski & Lynnville) to the Columbia campus for grades Kingergarten - 12th grade.
  • ACT scores for CA graduates exceed local, state and national averages. Also, our TCAP composite scores are above local and state scores.
  • CA is a school where Christian faith is celebrated and students enjoy daily opportunities for worship and reflection on God's Word (read more at Faith & Learning).
  • The average student/teacher ratio is 17:1.
  • Students are in lower school from Jr. K - 6th grade. Upper school is for students in grades 7-12.
  • Students enjoy dedicated P.E., art, music and theatre instruction throughout the curriculum.
  • 50% of teachers have a master's degree or higher.
  • CA is a member of the TSSAA and offers 13 sports programs with 27 teams for upper school students. Sports programs are also available for lower school students.
  • Financial aid is available for qualified applicants.

To know if Columbia Academy is the right fit for your family, we encourage you to take advantage of several opportunities to learn more about the experience at CA.

Inquire Now

To request an information packet and/or a call from our Admissions Director - please CLICK HERE to complete an Admissions Inquiry Form. You can also contact the Admissions Office at 931-490-4302 or email

Campus Visit

Schedule a campus visit for your family with our admissions staff. A campus visit includes a tour of our historic grounds and the opportunity to see our students in their daily learning environment. In addition to a tour, you will receive admission information and be able to discuss your child's education on a personal level. We can also schedule a time for you to meet with administrators and/or teachers.

Tours on Tuesdays

From February 14 - April 18, 2017, we will host walk-in tours every Tuesday from 8 to 10 a.m. Appointments are not required. Tours are available at the Columbia Upper School (Polk Hall, 7th - 12th grade) & Lower School (Vest Hall, Jr. K - 6th grade), Columbia campus Preschool (2s - Pre-K), and the Spring Hill satellite campus (756 Beechcroft Road, Jr. K - 5th grade). If Tuesday mornings are not convenient and/or you need more info, please contact our Admissions Office at 931-490-4302 /

Student Shadowing

For your child, we encourage you to schedule a time for “shadowing” a current CA student at his or her grade level. Children who spend the day or a portion of the day with our students leave with a first-hand experience of what it means to be a part of the CA family.

Columbia Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.  Columbia Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in the administration of its' policies.