Academics at CIS

Academics at CIS

Columbia Independent School offers an outstanding college-preparatory education to students in junior kindergarten through 12th grade. Offering a robust and engaging experience, CIS provides challenges that are appropriate for children who will be tomorrow’s leaders, in a setting that allows every student to feel respected and valued.

Our small classes, dedicated faculty, personal attention to every student, and classical liberal-arts curriculum enable students to acquire both the knowledge and the general intellectual skills to move on to college with confidence and competence. Later, as adults, an education of this sort enables them to adapt successfully to an ever-changing workplace and gives them the means to enrich their lives. In addition, this education enables our graduates to see beyond themselves and to play their part in a broader community – locally, nationally, and internationally.

To learn more about our academic curriculum, click on the division-level links below.

Lower School    Middle School    Upper School