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
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