The Columbus Academy

4300 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230

Founded by Frank P. R. Van Syckel and conducted by him for 30 years, this was one of the earliest country day schools in the United States. Graduates of the traditional, thorough curriculum enter leading colleges in Ohio and throughout the country. In September 1968, the school moved to a new 230-acre, suburban campus. Originally enrolling boys only, the academy instituted coeducation in 1990. The academy offers a broad educational program that incorporates a variety of electives in the upper grades, including course work in both the performing and the visual arts. Although courses are not designated as Advanced Placement, honors and advanced options prepare students for AP exams in most subjects. The school's East Asia Institute comprises six years of Chinese language study, courses in literature and history, visiting speakers and exchange programs for students and faculty. Juniors meet a public speaking requirement, and seniors complete an independent project, usually off-campus. Upper schoolers perform 50 hours of community service prior to graduation.

General Information

Academic OrientationCollege Preparatory
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 4)-12
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address4300 Cherry Bottom Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230
Telephone614-475-2311
Fax614-475-0396
Year Established1911
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)
AdministratorMelissa Boocock Soderberg
Applications DueDecember
Total Enrollment1,079
Day Students1,079
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