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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is a top rated, private school located in New York, NY. It has 1,287 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 6 to 1. Tuition is $47,540 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
5 W 93rd St
New York, NY 10025
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Telephone
(212) 749-6200
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Organization Memberships
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Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$47,540
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1360
90 responses
Average ACT
31
61 responses

Culture & Safety

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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • School block party and Columbia on Ice
    33%
  • Moving up day
    20%
  • Blackout
    13%
  • Columbia on Ice is an excellent schoolwide event
    13%
  • Halloween Parade
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,287
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
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100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
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Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$75,513
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,575
National
$949
Median Home Value
$871,500
National
$184,700
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Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School Reviews

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Overall, the school provided me with the tools and resources to grow as a student and as a person. The various clubs and student groups offered my a place to make new friends and find my voice in my school community. Meanwhile The academic classes challenged me to thing critically and to and look at subject matter through multiple lenses. Although, it is worth noting, Columbia Prep doesn't seek to create a certain type of student or person. The institution simply provides of with the proper guidance to reach our full potential both inside and outside the classroom.
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CGPS has been excellent for all my kids. What makes the school so special is the sense of community. I know of no other school in NYC with a parent body that is as close and involved in the school - and I have friends with kids at everyone you can name. The environment is nurturing. The kids feel that sense of community and CGPS families interact all the time - after school activities, vacations, play dates, etc. The school encourages parents to come in the classrooms at the younger ages, so in part, the parents get to know each other. There are more parent activities (MNO/DNO) than most schools and parents are super involved. That is one of the differentiating factors.
My years at Columbia Prep have been amazing. I have grown on so many levels and was able to connect with real teachers, faculty, and students. I feel prepared for college and life in a way. However, this is coming from someone who has not spent their entire lives in the private school bubble. I think most lifers and transfers from another local UWS or UES private school may not be as ready for the real world as I am. I mean what do you expect in a system with the children of the NYC elite. Diversity is something that varies year to year. One class may be extremely diverse then the next has one student of color. But the admissions team works diligently to bring in the diversity and do the best they can. Sometimes it's not enough, and others it's perfect. There's a new headmaster next year so maybe things can change in those aspects. The community is amazing and the teachers really make the school what it is.