In choosing a school, you must consider many factors. It’s a very important decision, perhaps one of the most important choices you will ever make for your family. At Columbia Academy, we know that we are not the school for everyone, but everyone is invited to come and see what we have to offer. You may be surprised at what you find!


Schedule a campus visit for your family with our admissions staff. A campus visit includes a tour of our historic grounds and the opportunity to see our students in their daily learning environment. In addition to a tour, you will receive admission information and be able to discuss your child’s education on a personal level. We can also schedule a time for you to meet with administrators and/or teachers.


For your child, we encourage you to schedule a time for “shadowing” a current CA student at his or her grade level. Children who spend the day or a portion of the day with our students leave with a first-hand experience of what it means to be a part of the CA family.



Thank you for your interest in Columbia Academy! Our goal is to help make the Admissions process as easy and convenient as possible for new families. Below you will find information and a checklist that will walk you through our entire Application process for NEW STUDENTS ONLY.

EARLY DEADLINE – February 1, 2024 (ALL admissions process steps must be completed by this date for consideration for early pre-enrollment for 2024-2025. Keep in mind that the earlier you apply, the greater the likelihood that space will be available).

SPRING DEADLINE – April 1, 2024 (ALL admissions process steps must be completed by this date for consideration for pre-enrollment for 2024-2025. Keep in mind that the earlier you apply, the greater the likelihood that space will be available).

APPLICATIONS CAN STILL BE SUBMITTED AFTER THESE DEADLINES; however, they will be evaluated on an individual basis as space allows.


  • Complete and submit the Online NEW STUDENT Application and non-refundable application and testing fee of $100. CLICK HERE to begin your Application account. Before starting your account, we recommend printing this Enrollment Process Checklist or bookmarking this page for reference.
  • (1st – 12th grade only) While completing the application, you will be asked to provide the email address of a teacher/guidance counselor/administrator from your child’s most recent school. This individual will receive an email asking him/her to complete an online Student Recommendation Form for your child.
  • (1st – 12th grade only) During the application process, download and print the Transcript Request Form. This form should be sent to your child’s most recent school to request unofficial records. The records should be emailed or faxed to the CA contact information provided on the form.
  • Submit Tennessee Immunization Certificate.
  • After the application is submitted, applicants will be contacted to schedule admissions testing (Jr. K-12th grade). After scoring, the Admissions staff or teacher (Jr. K and K) will review the results with parents and/or guardians only upon request.

The PARENT/GUARDIAN will be responsible for verifying that ALL of the admissions process steps (above) have been completed by the appropriate admissions deadline (see dates above). After the completion of these steps, applicants will be placed in an applicant pool for admission selection by the Admissions Committee.

*Please note – If a student has not attended a school elsewhere that will be forwarding permanent records, parents or guardians will be required to furnish health records and a birth certificate following acceptance before the student can begin attending CA. All 7th graders must have a new immunization certificate on file before starting school. New immunization certificates must also be on file for any student who transfers from out of state. Any student who simply transfers from another school in-state must have a copy of the most recent immunization certificate.

Questions? Contact Admissions


Columbia Academy admits qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all activities generally accorded or made available to students of the school.  Columbia Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its policies