The School at Columbia University is unique. We are among a small group of schools in the world positioned to combine a close school community that meets the needs of each individual student, with the astounding resources of a leading university.
The School’s teachers, in collaboration with Columbia University faculty and graduate students, have created a wide variety of learning opportunities for students. Projects range from field trips and class visits, to ongoing collaborations that shape The School’s curriculum. For example, faculty from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health are pivotal members of The School’s Gender and Sexuality Education committee. Columbia-affiliated personnel have served as primary instructors or coaches for the school’s athletics and Model United Nations teams, among other groups. The University has also provided significant support to the school’s After School Program language courses, especially for Hindi and Mandarin classes.
University faculty and staff partner with The School on key Parents Association events, including our biennial science expo and annual fall festival, which is free and open to the neighborhood community. We now hold all of our performing arts concerts (also free and open to the community) and our Grade 8 graduation on the University’s campus. As we enter our second decade as a school, we continue to seek opportunities for greater and stronger relationships between Columbia University and The School community.