The School at Columbia University is an independent K-8 school founded in 2003 with the goal of providing an excellent education to a diverse student body. Our intentional school culture embraces shared beliefs across disciplines and grades, which underlie important values expressed through everyday behaviors and visible symbols throughout our community:

List of 4 items.

  • Collaboration

    Encouraging creative problem-solving in dynamic groups where outcomes are not always predictable, but ultimately greater than any individual perspective could envision.
  • Community

    Promoting inclusivity, facilitating open communication, and providing clear expectations to all members of the community to ensure a healthy, productive environment, inside and outside the school.
  • Diversity

    Reveling in an environment of myriad learning experiences that address important aspects of diversity, including identity development, anti-bias skills, and the idea that difference is better.
  • Innovation

    Taking thoughtful risks grounded in current research, putting new technologies to work in classrooms, and always seeking new approaches to learning to provide a meaningful 21st-century education to all students.
Each year, The School selects one of its four core values to be the year’s theme, and 2019-20 will be the Year of Innovation. We are an energetic community that consistently strives to learn, to do, to make, to solve, to explore, to educate, to reflect, and to grow in exciting and interesting ways. It is this spirit that will drive the projects and ideas of our upcoming school year together.

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