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Families Can Now Pay Tuition with 529 Plan Funds

January 18, 2018 The new federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed into law in December allows families to withdraw funds from a tax-advantaged 529 education savings plan to pay for K-12 education expenses, including private school tuition,for the beneficiary named in the account. Previously, 529 plans could only be... » read more

CIS Welcomes Fowler as New Security and Facilities Coordinator

June 01, 2017 My name is Trevor Fowler, and I am the new Security and Facilities Coordinator at CIS. I have been here at CIS for several weeks now and have received a very warm welcome! Because the safety and security of your child is so important, I wanted to introduce myself and share a bit of my ... » read more

CIS students to compete in national Academic Bowl event

May 25, 2017 CIS students to compete in national Academic Bowl event  In just its second year of existence and for the second year in a row, Columbia Independent School’s middle school Academic Bowl team qualified for the national championship, which was held in Dallas, Texas, May 13-14. CIS sent two... » read more

CIS Welcomes Dowell as Director of Admissions and Marketing

April 05, 2017 CIS Welcomes Dowell as Director of Admissions and Marketing Columbia Independent School (CIS) recently welcomed Kari Dowell as the school’s director of admissions and marketing. She will be responsible for outreach to prospective students and their families, managing the admissions process,... » read more

Lisa McClary Lands Opportunity to Teach Abroad

April 04, 2017 Lisa McClary Lands Opportunity to Teach Abroad  Middle school teacher, Lisa McClary was offered a special opportunity to teach at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland this summer. Students ages 7-18 from 40 countries will attend the “Summer in Switzerland” program.... » read more

CIS Teacher Wins Fellowship

March 10, 2017 Maegan Cooper, AP Latin teacher has won the prestigious Society for Classical Studies fellowship to study Caesar’s Gallic Wars in France this summer! This opportunity, only given to AP Latin teachers, will allow the recipients to study with four experts on Julius Caesar in several of the... » read more

Shristi Bhandari Bashista Named National Merit Scholar Finalist

February 17, 2017 Shristi Bhandari Bashista Named National Merit Scholar Finalist CIS senior Shristi Bhandari Bashista cleared another hurdle in her quest to become a National Merit Scholar this week when she was named one of 15,000 Finalists in the country. The National Merit Scholarship Program... » read more

Teaching with Pride: Amanda Newman

February 10, 2017 Teaching with Pride: Amanda Newman  1. Tell us about your role at CIS. I work with the Director of Marketing and Admissions, as well as, the Director of Advancement. I’m responsible for the CIS social media pages, website, and e-communication. I also design the digital and print ads... » read more

Teaching with Pride: Lisa Weil

February 10, 2017 Teaching with Pride: Lisa Weil  1. What has been the most exciting thing for your first year at CIS, so far? The most exciting thing about CIS is always its people. From the students to the faculty and staff to the parents, we have a dynamic group of people working... » read more
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