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Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School
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  • Private
  • NEW YORK, NY

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade B minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A minus

About

Applying

Application Deadline
November 30
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$56,790
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
18%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School

Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is committed to a rigorous and comprehensive college preparatory curriculum with a serious emphasis on art, music and drama. The academic program is structured and balanced within the liberal arts and sciences in order to develop each student’s intellectual potential to its fullest.

Our community has a rich history dating back to 1764.

Originally established as a boys’ preparatory school for Kings College (or Columbia University as it’s known today), Columbia Grammar School functioned for 100 years under the direct auspices of the college, providing more than half of their student body. In 1864, the School’s relationship with the college ended and became a proprietary institution, later achieving non-profit status in 1941.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1360
136 responses
Average ACT
32
115 responses

Advanced Science Research at CGPS

The goal of the ASR is to immerse students into original college-level STEM research. It is aimed at students who wish to pursue excellence and progress into advanced areas of original research. Emphasis is on both laboratory and bibliographic research. The course will develop and foster students' commitment to long-term focused research that demonstrates initiative, perseverance, and creativity.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
Poll
83%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 21 responses
  • School block party and Columbia on Ice
    38%
  • Blackout
    19%
  • Moving up day
    19%
  • Pep rallies
    14%
  • Columbia on Ice is an excellent schoolwide event
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    10%
  • Halloween Parade
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,287
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$53,570
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
3:1
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Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    No
  • Offers Part Week
    No
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 6 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 6 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$138,490
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$2,259
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$1,525,227
National
$229,800

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