Tuition & Financial Aid

Education costs are rising nationwide for public schools and private schools. This fact is no different at Columbia Academy. As our expenses increase, we know that many families are struggling with similar economic realities of our times. That’s why we have worked so diligently to keep our costs lower than the average private school tuition while still maintaining advanced technology and challenging and diverse opportunities for our students. We believe that we are the best educational value in the state of Tennessee – find out for yourself, but we think you’ll agree.

Annual Tuition & Fees 2018 - 2019  

New Student Online Application/ Testing Fee - $75 (Non-refundable)

New Student Enrollment Fee - $400 (Non-refundable - includes a $200 deposit toward tuition and a $200 fee)


  • Jr. K - K             $7,180
  • Grades 1-3        $7,590
  • Grades 4-6        $7,920
  • Grades 7-9        $8,390
  • Grades 10-12    $8,670

Book and Technology Fee (Annual fee Includes iPad learning, school technology and all textbooks)

  • Kindergarten - Grade 6 - $250
  • Grades 7 - 12 - $450

Most fieldtrips and supplemental insurance during the school day, school activities, and athletics are also included in the tuition rate. For more information about the new iPad technology initiative at CA, click here.

Optional Expenses

  • Extended Day Care (Preschool - 6th Grade) - $600

**The Extended Day Care Fee will be added and calculated into the payment plan that you select. There is a $5.00 charge per day for drop-in, if not signed up on the annual extended day fee.

  • Transportation Expense (Spring Hill, Chapel Hill, Hickman County and Giles County round trip transportation available) - $700

The Transportation Expense will be added and calculated into the payment plan that you select. Family discounts are available: Two children - $1,000 total; Three or more children - $1,200 total.

Family Discounts for 2018 - 2019 School Year

  • Second Child - $300
  • Additional Children - $750 per child

Payment Schedule

  • Annually - June 1 (75.00 Discount if paid no later than June 1)
  • Semi-Annually - August 1 & January 1
  • Monthly - 10 payments August 1- May 1 monthly
  • Monthly - 12 payments June 1 - May 1 monthly

Financial Aid

Columbia Academy can offer partial tuition assistance to students entering K-12 based on aid funds available and demonstrated family need. A student must apply for admission before applying for financial aid. An online application is then submitted for processing - see FINANCIAL AID page for more info.

A summer work study program is also available for enrolled students entering into grades 9-12. Varsity athletes in grades 9-12 WILL be eligible to apply for work study AND/OR need based financial aid beginning in the Fall 2019 school year.

Please call the Business Office at (931) 388-5363 for more information or click here to send an email for more information.