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PK-8
Private
West Linn, OR
Students enrolled: 48

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Po Box 101
West Linn, OR 97068

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(503) 699-1012
(503) 699-1013
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November 28, 2012
We are so pleased with the high quality individualized instruction our daughter is receiving at Columbia Academy. The attention to detail with regard to curriculum in all the subjects is remarkable. The teachers truly care about the happiness of each student too and this helps encourage the children to do their best every day. Thank you, Columbia Academy!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
Columbia has been a life-saver for my kids. The small class sizes are amazing and the one-on-one attention each child gets to help them succeed is exceptional. The teachers are awesome and the atmosphere is full of love and understanding. My kids love to go to school and their self-confidence level is through the roof. We love Columbia!!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
My daughter was attending a charter public school prior to Columbia, I knew she was behind and falling more behind by the year. I had asked the school to test her but they dragged their feet and got nothing done. A year ago, we checked out and had my daughter tested in 3 different private schools in the Gresham, Damascus and West Linn area. All the tests were similar in placing her, but what stood out for us was Columbia because they were willing to give her a special curriculum program set to meet her needs. She has been attending Columbia now for a year. She is happier, more confident and on the right track to catching up. I do not believe we could of seen this success anywhere else. The love and support she gets there along with a great program has been wonderful and will be for many more years :)

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
My daughter has been attending Columbia Academy since she was 4 and we absolutely love it. Our favorite part about the enivronment of the school is that the kids all get along so well and their relationships with each other and the teachers is more like a family. Academically, my daughter is ahead of the game because of the care and attention of the teachers and she really loves learning. She looks forward to going to school every day and is always excited about their projects, field trips, performances and even after school care!

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
Columbia Academy is a 5 stars school, this year its my daughter's first year and she is doing amazing. I love the small class sizes and the TEACHERS are AMAZING!!!! they trully love the kids and they are not there just because of a paycheck. Prior to make my decision my husband and I went to 6 plus other schools and nothing can top it of Columbia Academy. The school curriculum its awsome and they trully stand by their philosophy work hard and play hard. During the begining of the year my daughter was just starting to read but did not had any interest in picking up a book to read, now she is reading very well and she askes for books all the time. Our daughter loves going to school and she gets so excited on Sundays because she knows she gets to see her friends and teachers the next day. We as a parent couldn't be any happier with this school and we are looking forward to keep our daughter here at Columbia Academy until 6th grade :)

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
After several years at Montessori my son is now at Columbia. He has transitioned nicely and I attribute a lot of that to the teachers and curriculum at the school. The children all seem happy to be there and I can see why- there's a nice balance between casual and professional that works well with most kids and the staff sincerely seem to enjoy what they do and care about the children. Nice grounds, great location not far off 205 and close to West Linn and Lake Oswego. Perfect!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
I love being at Columbia Academy more than any other school because it is easier to learn when I am there. When I first went to Columbia Academy I was 7 years old and tested into first grade, I should have been in second grade and now I am almost caught up to where I am suppose to be and that makes me happy!! There are many nice people at CA. The teachers are really nice, kind and loving. The teachers reward us for completed targets(goals). We also have music and arts and crafts.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2012
Columbia Academy is the best environment for my child. My daughter has been attending Columbia for over a year now and wakes up in the morning thrilled to go to school. Love of learning is what Columbia Academy inspires in my daughter and I couldn't be more thankful.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
I have three children that attend Columbia Academy and we have been part of the Columbia family for 7 years now. To say I love the school is an understatement. The amount of comfort and joy that Columbia Academy gives not only to my children but to my family is truly beyond words. The staff at Columbia care for my children as if they were their own. The structure, ethics and curriculum are amazing. If you are looking for a school for your child you should look no further. I feel blessed to have found them and I am sure anyone would feel the same.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Columbia Academy's motto is "Work hard - Play hard" and they do! Their dynamic teachers provide each child with an individualized learning program and foster a strong sense of values. Too, they strive to help each child meet the President's Physical Fitness Standards, engage in most team sports and enjoy having fun together. I can't say enough about their great teachers and I can't think of a richer learning environment.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2010
We are new Columbia Academy parents and we are very happy with the school and believe we made the best choice for our child. We chose to send our 4 year old to Columbia Academy for a number of reasons. The first and foremost was that they allow the children to move along at their own pace, focusing on levels of comprehension rather than sticking to a fixed timetable for academic progress. This together with the small class sizes and commitment to learning is giving my child a great start. We have already seen great strides in his reading and his confidence. Also, it is not by chance that we have had such a smooth transition to the school. Right from the start my son was made to feel welcome and comfortable in his new classroom and he loves the hands on learning that he gets to experience.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
I have a young girl in this school, and she has really grown in just 6 months. I was initially looking for a preschool situation for my daughter, as we are also supported by a great public school system here. However, I have come to see such spirit, growth and wonderful enthusiasm for learning in my daughter. I work with her each night to connect with her daily work, she really enjoys talking about her day. She has learned to read very quickly, and I am very confident that she will be well above grade level in most, if not all subject areas when she is ready to transition to another school in a few years. Although, with the way things are going, she may stay there much longer than I initially thought. I love the friendly staff, the safe location and the amazing facility.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
I love this school! I have a 6 year old and a 12 year old. In a very short amount of time my 12 year old has improved from testing at 5th grade to 7th grade math. Her other school had good outcomes but with 30 kids in a classroom the teacher was overwhelmed.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2010
small classes with close supervision (about 12 students per classroom with a teacher and a TA); snack time before lunch; self paced learning

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Columbia Academy is a very positive learning environment for all the children. The teachers do a truly amazing job of teaching all the children at their individual educational level. Fantastic, positive school and teachers.

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 04, 2010
We love Columbia Academy for so many reasons.The teachers are absolutely amazing and create such a positive and encouraging environment for learning. They actually teach the kids how to learn, rather than just teaching them the curriculum. My child has thrived here and LOVES school. To get such a wonderful head start on school and learning is invaluable these days. While other schools need to cut back on everything from the arts to P.E., Columbia Academy includes these on an every day basis. We love this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
Before coming to Columbia Academy my son was failing in school, and even though he was only in first grade, he already hated school. Within a few weeks of starting at Columbia he began to excel academically and was excited about going to school. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
Columbia Academy is a Stellar school where the students not only learn but they apply what they learn. Each child works at their own pace which makes more sense as each child has different needs. My son loves to go to school and he takes pride in setting goals and working towards them each day. All the teachers work together as a group to make the school safe and fun. The children have the freedom to create their own vision. An education is only as good as you apply it in life to succeed in your goals and Columbia Academy provides that education. These children are our future and with the excellent Academics they receive at Columbia Academy the sky is the limit.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
I like Columbia Academy because of its great curriculum, individuaized program, best teachers and safe environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
Columbia Academy is a wonderful community for children to learn!

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
Have never seen a school where all the kids, no matter what age or grade, get along so well and really care about each other. I've never heard teasing or bullying from any of the kids. It's a great school and I highly recommend it

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 25, 2010
My great-neice has significantly improved her reading skills since switching to Columbia Academy.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
I love this school because of the teachers. They truly care about the students and show it in every way. They set high standards for the the students, but not unattainable standards. They encourage, nurture, and when neccessary push the students to always do their best. Columbia Academy promotes small class sizes and one on one attention with the students and they actually follow through with it. I cannot even begin to tell you all the reasons I love this school but a couple are: the sense of community within the school from teachers, students and parents alike, the commitment to excellence from the teachers, and the fact that I know my kids are getting a top notch education. Columbia Academy provides me the peace of mind that my kids are recieving the best in both cirriculum and care. I can honestly say that my kids are better people for attending Columbia Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
My grandaughter could not read at all when she entered Columbia Academy last November, 2009, and last week she was promoted to the second grade because had completed all of the 1st grade requirements in just 6 months. This is due to the excellent academic program they are providing their students.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
We transferred our grandaughter to Columbia Academy during the early months of her first grade. She had begun to ask her parents to keep her home from school, because she dreaded the school days at her neighborhood school. Only days after she entered Columbia, she began to say that she loved school and within two weeks had learned to read. The teachers at Columbia are terrific. They teach the children to love to learn. Our grandaughter now says that she wants to be a veterinarian.

- submitted by a community member
April 25, 2010
My niece goes to this school and she loves the teachers, they have supported her in advancing her reading and writting beyond where I had my hopes.

- submitted by a community member
November 02, 2008
Our family has been very pleased with our daughter's education. Upon moving here from Florida our daughter was enrolled at a Private Catholic School which prepared her well for this school. What impressed us from the start Columbia was willing to test and place our daughter with the grade she placed regardless of her age. Within the first six month's of attending Columbia Academy she passed Kindergraten at the ade of five. Now she is in first grade loving all the daily challenges. Besides all of the academic achievements she has really enjoyed all the extra events. At least once a month her class has fieldtrips. The fieldtrips are normally related to the study of the month. We aslo like the fact that the classroom size is small, which gives the students more one on one time with the teacher. We would strongly recommend that your family come visit Columbia Academy.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2008
Thanks to Columbia, my daughter believes in herself and loves learning! We've been very fortunate to have lived in the West Linn school district where we have access to some of the best public education in the State. For one daughter, the public schools have worked just great. For my other daughter, we needed another approach. Despite the public school's impressive effort to find out what was holding my very bright daughter back, we all watched as the self-esteem and confidence of my very bright and passionate daughter gradually started to go away. In addition to the highly flexible and customized approach, Columbia's 100% comprehension philosophy is exactly what my daughter needed. We started out a year behind in math, and by the end of the 1st year tested at the top of her level for her grade level.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
This school is good because they will help your child and they will stop what they are doing and help some times. it is also a good school because in this school it is fun to learn because we learn in a fun way!

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2008
For any parent looking for small class size and individualized instruction for their child(ren), Columbia Academy should be visited. They offer a very relaxed environment yet structured program to guide students through. My daughter has been happy from the first moment she walked through the door. The teachers have continued to keep her challenged and allow her to work ahead and her own pace, yet making sure she meets the requirements at each step along the way. If your child gets lost in large environment and does better when he/she can really 'connect' with their teachers, this is the place you have been looking for. Additionally, the teachers are all very approachable and keep parents informed. We are very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
Columbia Academy has been the perfect choice for our 4-year-old daughter. She has always been interested in learning and trying to find a pre-school that would nurture this interest was very difficult. Our daughter is now learning sounds and sight word recognition and really feels triumphant that she's reading. She has completed several small books and is mid-way through Kindergarten math. She loves school! Columbia Academy's individualized program has been the perfect match and has allowed our daughter to continue to excel in the areas of her strengths while giving her extra opportunities to strenghten other skills.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
OUR CHILDREN, 9 & 7 HAVE BEEN AT COLUMBIA FOR THE PAST 3.5YEARS...WE REALLY LOVE THE SCHOOL AND THE SMALL CLASS SIZES. THE TEACHERS ARE ONE OF A KIND AND REALLY DO LOVE THEIR JOB! NAVEED AND ANEELA TANVEER

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
I must tell you that my experience with Columbia Academy has been that of sheer joy. My son Mike is almost 11 years old. He loves going to school and is a year ahead of his public school peers. The teachers are devoted and real. They actually care about the students. Each child is given a tailor made program and are able to move as quickly as they can. No holding back because the rest of the group needs to go slower. No pushing something on the student they don't understand. I guess if I had to sum up what Columbia Academy does, I would say it instills a love of learning a confidence that anything can be learned and the true understanding of the materials at hand. I wish to thank Columbia for creating such a remarkable school.

- submitted by a parent
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Columbia Academy
Po Box 101, West Linn, OR  97068
(503) 699-1012
Last modified Columbia Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Columbia Academy Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top